You may also love the earthcent ambassador series written by em foner. Robin hobb is a new york times bestselling fantasy author. He wrote his first novel of three pages when he was 8, and sold his first story as a senior in high school. Authors similar to robin hobb meet your next favorite book. Jun 15, 2018 general thoughts on three giant and excellent fantasy trilogies farseer, liveship traders, and tawny man timestamps. Author of 257 books including assassins apprentice. This series, like the pern series and a few others, is a hybrid of. Ogden mostly writes fantasy novels, but has also written some science fiction. He has once again barely and i mean just barely survived uncle regals machinations. So here are 10 other authors who were doing gritty fantasy before. I like the usual assassin like themes, the outright good guy or even the straightfoward, ruthless antihero.
The characters featured in this novel had first appeared in a short story, bones for dulath in amazons. Andersonwith dragon keeper, robin hobb, critically acclaimed, new york times bestselling master fantasist baltimore sun, begins a breathtaking new series about the resurgence of dragons in a world that both needs and fears themthe world hobbs readers most recently visited in her. Her short stories have been finalists for both the hugo and the nebula awards, as well as winning the asimovs readers award. It was at this time, in talks with her agent, that she decided to create a new name to go with the new writing style the androgynous robin hobb was selected, robin could be a mans or a womans name and hobb was used due to its similarity to fantasy folk like hobbits and hobgoblins. Anderson was born march 27, 1962, and raised in the small town of oregon, wisconsin.
She is a weaver of both a single story and a long tale. A short story, words like coin, is available as an illustrated ebook from subterranean books. There fitzchivalry farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at buckkeep as a journeyman. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. In her books i found everything i could want, an king without a crown, a friendship that knows no limits, spies, assassins, a love story, dragons, family, and magic. I love reading the details in hobb s works, but have gotten frustrated at some endings, or lack thereof. Readalikes for robin hobb if you like robin hobb try these authors. Nov 05, 2002 praise for robin hobb and the liveship traders trilogy fantasy as it ought to be written. However, if you havent read all of the mistborn books, you should complete the series. Martin as fantasy as it ought to be written, featuring a new foreword by robin hobb and ten fullcolor illustrations by renowned illustrator magali villenueve. Robin hobb is best known for the fantasy series the. Robin hobb robin hobbs infrequent and off topic blog. Robin hobb is a pseudonym of margaret astrid lindholm ogden who also writes as megan lindholm. At nine years of age she and her family left california to live a selfsufficient life in alaska.
As assassins quest, the third book in robin hobbs farseer trilogy, opens, fitzs situation seems hopeless. The complete tawny man trilogy by international bestselling author robin hobb. A guide to reading robin hobbs books the nerd daily. If you like farseer trilogy by robin hobb, then you might enjoy. Praise for robin hobb and the liveship traders trilogy fantasy as it ought to be written. Order of the realm of the elderlings books book series. Robin hobb revisits her farseer world in the 10,000 word tale, words like coins, featuring five new illustrations by tom kidd. Riddle which is a series with three books namely the atlantis gene, the atlantis plague, and the atlantis world. Neuromancer et al, snow crash but not cryptonomicon, various more hard scifi stuff but i think something lighter fantasy more likely to appeal at christmas time. Previous midtrilogy books were often cliffhangers, obliging me to.
Jan, 2020 the realm of the elderlings is the universe in which the majority of robin hobbs work takes place. Farseer was the first hobb triology i read and continues to be my favourite, tawny man is a close second. Now, in the book of swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author gardner dozois presents an allnew anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of awardwinning modern masters many of them set in their authors bestloved worlds. Robin hobb books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. Robin hobb megan lindholm is one of my favorite authors. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious king shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. He likes robin hobb, also happily reads my anne mccaffrey, marion zimmer bradley, but doesnt like mercedes lackey or neil gaiman. No other author has ever given me such a sense of connection to hisher characters, or ever made such a good, realistic world as he. Im sorry all, and while robin hobb is among my three favorate authors, no author is as good as grrm. In todays congested fantasy marketplace robin hobbs creations are just like expensive diamonds in a ocean of zircons which is praise by george r. All music movies tv shows books authors games podcasts. Previous midtrilogy books were often cliffhangers, obliging me to wait 18 months for what was the next day in the story. Im looking for other authors with a number of books out, set in the same world, with similar character depth.
The gypsy was written with coauthor steven brust if you like robin hobb books, youll love robert jordan. Fools errand, by robin hobb march 15, 2019 reading some authors jim butcher, for example is like downing a shot. I love reading the details in hobbs works, but have gotten frustrated at some endings, or lack thereof. Im wondering if theres another author i can move on from that is similar in writing styles or storylines. I dont really mind the author, but someone close to hobb s style is preffered. Jul 28, 2017 hobb is the author whose books george rr martin described as like diamonds in a sea of zircons hobb is the author whose books martin described as like diamonds in a sea of zircons, the. It was in 1982 when she sold her first novel, harpys flight. The first robin hobb novel, assassins apprentice 1995, was the first volume of what grew to be three trilogies narrated in first person by fitzchivalry farseer, illegitimate son of a prince, and featuring an enigmatic. The realm of the elderlings is the universe in which the majority of robin hobbs work takes place.
Ive read waaay too much fantasy and robin hobb is my favorite author. A short story, words like coin, is available as an illustrated e book from subterranean books. Robin hobb has expertly crafted her own multiverse, titled the realm of the elderlings, and it will suck you in from book one think game of thrones, but with a more unique magic system. Martin robin hobb ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. Robin hobb is the bestknown pseudonym of american novelist margaret astrid lindholm ogden. But i know her best as hobb, the author of epic series like the farseer trilogy, the liveship traders, and many more. The closer two writers are, the more likely someone will like both of them.
His world really feels like a world to you, and his characters are so great. Robin hobb books list of books by author robin hobb. A story collection, the inheritance, showcases her work as both robin hobb and megan lindholm. A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the farseer trilogy, praised by george r. Robin hobb, real name margaret astrid lindholm ogden, was born in 1952 in california. Only a couple of people know he still lives and molly is not one of them. Robin hobb is the author of the farseer, liveship traders, and tawny man trilogies. I like hobb s perspective and detail of writing, it was probably the most enjoyable read ive ever had, but now im looking for a new series to get hooked onto.
Hobbs novel the assassins apprentice came out in 1995, a year. The rain wilds chronicles is a four part tale consisting of dragon keeper, dragon haven, city of dragons and blood of dragons. Jan 12, 2020 robin hobb, a pseudonym that lindholm has used for writing works of epic traditional fantasy, first appeared in 1995. Its not a book recommended by robin hobb, but i loved it. She is best known for her the realm of the elderlings novels, which is actually a universe consisting of several different small series. Robin hobb s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons. Books by robin hobb authors like robin hobb what should i. If the term multiverse has you a bit nervous, dont worry.
The ki and vandien and the tillu and kerlew series as well as the standalone novels wizard of the pigeons, cloven hooves, alien earth and the gypsy were written under the pen name of megan lindholm. If you love tawny man series by robin hobb, you might also enjoy the origin mystery series authored by a. She has written five series set in the realm of the elderlings, which started in 1995 with the publication of assassins apprentice and ended with assassins fate in 2017. The book of swords audiobook by gardner dozois editor. In the event the 200 year conflict between kingdoms of landsing and vania wrapped up the land singers had been left in triumphal control of vanias wealthy coal and coastline areas. In todays crowded fantasy market robin hobbs books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons george r. So, in other words, an author just as good as her is really hard to find. Robin hobb is one of our very best fantasy writers.
Find authors like robin hobb from the worlds largest community of readers. Top 10 books by robin hobb best book recommendations, best. She authored for local newspapers in addition to childrens magazines including jack and jill and highlights for children, and also developing short fictional works for kids to get used in. You can also check out an author called sarah zettel, you might find her blurbs on the back of robin hobbs books. Reading other authors is like sipping something mellower and savoring the flavor. Assassins quest by robin hobb fitzchivalry farseers life keeps getting worse. Join todays finest tellers of fantastic tales, including george r. Hobb is the author whose books martin described as like diamonds in a. Robin hobb published short works in various popular magazines, notably space and time which is edited by gordon linzner.
I couldnt finish the final book of liveship because it just bored me, ive read the first book of dragon keeper and ive. Robin hobb is best noted for the farseer series of novels. It was just a host of factors coming together like anybody else get certain writing quest. Robin hobb is currently considered a single author. Years have passed since fitz was tortured by prince regal. Twentyfive years ago, robin hobbs first novel featuring fitzchivalry farseer and his mysterious, often maddening, friend the fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Along with millions of her other fans, i delight in every visit to the six duchies, the rain wilds, and the out islands, and cant wait to see where shell take me.
Robin hobb writes characters that are compelling, even if you do not like them. I cannot sell you a book, because im a writer, not a book shop. Robin hobbs books are diamonds in a sea of zircons. The farseer trilogy first trilogy about fitz, a royal bastard who grows up at a court threatened from within and without. The realm of the elderlings is a fantasy universe created by american author robin hobb megan lindholm. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, fitz is growing to manhood, and soon he will face his first dangerous, soulcrushing mission. Margaret astrid lindholm ogden born march 5, 1952, better known by her pen names robin hobb and megan lindholm, is an american writer. If you dont mind some graphic sex scenes, jacqueline careys kushiels legacy has some amazing characterization almost on par with fitz and co. Hobb is the author whose books george rr martin described as like diamonds in a sea of zircons hobb is the author whose books martin described as like diamonds in. Robin hobb has just concluded her soldier son trilogy with the third book renegades magic. She juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spoton characterizations. In hardcover in the united states for the first time ever.
A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic farseer trilogy, praised by george r. Martin prince dutiful has been rescued from his piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. She is published in english in the us, uk and australia, and her works have been widely translated. See more ideas about robin hobb, robin hobb books and farseer trilogy. Reading some authors jim butcher, for example is like downing a shot. She is best known for the books set in the realm of the elderlings, which started with the books in the farseer trilogyassassins apprentice, royal assassin, and assassins quest. Robin recommends the one kingdom by sean russel and so do i. You can also check out an author called sarah zettel, you might find her blurbs on the back of robin hobb s books. Now he lives in selfimposed exile far from the court. Robin hobb knew she wanted to write, even in her early age, and she was not sure if there was a particular influence. If you dont mind some graphic sex scenes, jacqueline careys kushiels legacy has some amazing characterization almost. New york times bestseller the stunning conclusion to robin hobbs fitz and the fool trilogy, which began with fools assassin and fools quest every new robin hobb novel is a cause for celebration. Praise for robin hobb and golden fool fantasy as it ought to be written. The universe consists of several smaller series mostly trilogies, including the farseer trilogy, liveship traders trilogy, tawny man trilogy and rain wilds chronicles.
He wrote his first novel of three pages when he was 8, and sold his first story as a. Robin hobb is the pen name of megan lindholm, and shes published multiple books, short stories and series under both names. Andersonwith dragon keeper, robin hobb, critically acclaimed, new york times bestselling master fantasist baltimore sun, begins a breathtaking new series about the resurgence of dragons in a world that both needs and fears themthe world hobbs readers most recently. Mirrifen, a failed hedgewitchs apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought. Assassins apprentice young fitz is the bastard son of the noble prince chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his fathers gruff stableman.
Martin as fantasy as it ought to be written and linmanuel miranda as an incredible series, featuring a new foreword by robin hobb and ten fullcolor illustrations. Like to ascertain the writing quest, she wrote her first story when she was 7 on a pencil paper. General thoughts on three giant and excellent fantasy trilogies farseer, liveship traders, and tawny man timestamps. After graduating from high school, she attended denver university before returning to alaska. There fitzchivalry farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Martin a major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between tolkien and patrick obrian. Also the sequel to the name of the wind, a wise mans fear is also something you should read. Robert jordan raymond e feist david eddings terry goodkind steven erikson raymond feist tad williams guy gavriel kay joe abercrombie c s friedman. Authors robin hobb hopp decided that she wanted to be a writer early in her age but one thing she was not sure that it was a particular influence. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. I dragged out reading it as long as i possibly could, but it was hard because i loved every page.453 804 118 349 973 67 695 689 696 485 227 56 329 174 1438 367 385 55 1261 672 680 654 774 812 110 1275 1342 975 1147 592 161 591 383 283 319 1533 949 127 203 44 957 825 280 482 937 1484