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From what I have gathered, this cycle is composed by the following series Yes, your list of series in the cycle is exhaustive. Here's a full list of all stories. In addition to what you listed, there are some stand-alone stories. These are prequels that chronologically take place before the Farseer trilogy, but can be read at any time really (as you can ...


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A Catastrophe His eyes on the dragons and their destruction, Beloved asked, ‘If a flock of crows is a murder, what should we call a group of dragons?’ ‘A catastrophe of dragons,’ someone said, with no humour in his deep voice. Assassin's Fate - Chapter 39: The Vengeance


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I would say that the Farseer Trilogy is definitely representative of Robin Hobb's work. In particular, she seems to have a penchant for making her lead protagonists suffer and/or be misunderstood by their peers, though that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Farseer Trilogy is in fact my favourite of Robin Hobb's work and I have read it may times. I am not ...


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I really enjoyed the Farseer trilogy because I found Fitz such a sympathetic character. I agree the plot gets a bit wayward towards the end, but this didn't spoil the books for me. Have you read any of David Eddings' books (not the Dreamer series!)? I find these similar in that the finales are always rubbish but I like the characters so much I enjoy the ...


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If you started reading "Realm of Elderlings" from "The Fools Assassin" then you started it almost from the end. Fitz is first introduced in the "Farseer Trilogy" ("Assassin's Apprentice", "Royal Assassin" and "Assassin's Quest"), that describe his youth on the Farseer court, his training as an assassin and his first attempts to master Wit and Skill. The ...


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Yes, the books are related, although some more than others. Those series that you've described all happen in exactly this chronological order in the same world, although often in different places and with different main characters: The "Farseer", "Tawny Man" and "Fitz and Fool" follow the story of the royal bastard and court assassin Fitz Chivalry Farseer ...


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A Tangle One at a time, the other great serpents heaved their long bodies free of clinging muck and outgrown skin [...] joining in the tangle's dance. Ship of Magic - Prologue: The Tangle Almost immediately, she sensed that the ship did not wish her to be there but She Who Remembers felt no compunction about remaining. Her duty was to the tangle of ...


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Fitz Farseer is the main character in three books (the Farseer trilogy) which document his arrival at the Royal Court and his life there. These are Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. He is also a character in the Fitz and the Fool's trilogy (Fool's Assasin, Fool's Quest and Assasin's Fate). As well as featuring in the Tawny Man ...


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In Blood of dragons, a sailor from Chalced called them a Flock when a group of dragons attacks their boats. While not mentioned by Thymara or Elise, it is mentioned toward the end of the Rain Wild Chronicles, if not the end of the full Realm of the Elderling series. I'm listening to the audio book, so i can only state it occurs roughly in the middle of the ...


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I had read Liveship Traders first, then the Rain Wilds. I then read all the Farseers. In the end, I did ok. I would never recommend reading the last trilogy before reading Liveship and Rain Wilds. You will regret it in the end. Other than that, you can read those two series anywhere in the middle or before and it will all come together later.


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