Series set in Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb
Harper Collins, various dates.
(Age: 15+) Highly recommended. Books set in the Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb have grabbed my reading time over the last few weeks - and are fabulous for readers who enjoy epic fantasy. Although The Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's quest,) were first published many years ago Hobb's fantastic storytelling has ensured that their popularity has endured and the books have been reprinted. The Farseer Trilogy is followed by the Tawny Man series (Fool's errand, Golden fool and Fool's fate), Liveship Traders (Ship of magic, The mad ship, Ship of destiny), the Rainwild chronicles (The dragon keeper, Dragon haven, City of dragons and Blood of dragons) and The Fitz and the fool series (Fool's Assassin, Fool's Quest and Assassin's Fate due in 2017).
These series of books are a very valuable addition to a library or if budgets don't allow for their purchase, would be worthwhile to recommend to readers to borrow from a public library. Those who start following the adventures of Fitz and the Fool, both compelling characters who face strange and compelling times in a wonderful setting, are likely to want to read all in the series.