Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly featured hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight the not yet released books that I wish were in my hot little hands right now.
This week I am waiting on the first book of Robin Hobb's newest trilogy, Fool's Assassin. Having read and loved both the Farseer and Tawny Man series, and after waiting nearly 12 years, I can't wait to read about these characters again. Due out in Australia on 1st September 2014, I already have this on pre-order and cannot wait to receive it :-)
Fool's Assassin (The Fitz & Fool Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.
But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…
On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.
Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?
Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.
Publication Date: 1 September 2014
What book are you 'waiting on' this week?