World Book Night: Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice WBN edition

If, like us, one of your favourite things to do when you’ve finished a book you’ve loved is to encourage as many people as possible to read it, then World Book Night is your kind of event. On Thursday 23rd April, this annual celebration of reading will see 20 amazing, inspiring, incredible books exchanged free of charge courtesy of The Reading Agency charity. All in the name of getting people reading.

Now in its fifth year, we are extremely proud and excited that Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice is one of the 2015 titles, and hugely grateful for the many volunteers who are sharing the opening title of Robin’s epic series with friends, their local communities – even complete strangers!

Robin Hobb World Book Night

The first of the Farseer Trilogy, World Book Night describe the book as ‘a wonderful combination of historical fiction with a touch of magic’:

The kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child’s name is Fitz, and he is despised.

To be useful to the crown, Fitz is trained as an assassin and to use the magic of the Farseer family. But his tutor is determined to discredit, even kill him.

Fitz must survive, for he may be destined to save the kingdom.


To pick up your copy of ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE, have a look for events near you on the World Book Night events page.

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