Cat's Meat

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Cat's Meat is a short story that takes place near the town of Cogsbay in the Buck Duchy. It describes the events of a few days during some unknown spring in the lives of Rosemary, her child Gillam and Marmalade, the cat that lives with them. Chronologically it precedes Assassin's Apprentice.




  • A Dutch translation (title?) published in 2012 in De verhalen.
  • A French translation Viande pour chat in L’Héritage et autres nouvelles first published in 2012, reprinted in 2013.

International covers

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The Realm of the Elderlings

The Farseer trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice | Royal Assassin | Assassin's Quest

The Liveship Traders: Ship of Magic | The Mad Ship | Ship of Destiny

The Tawny Man: Fool's Errand | The Golden Fool | Fool's Fate

Rain Wild Chronicles: Dragon Keeper | Dragon Haven | City of Dragons | Blood of Dragons

Fitz and the Fool: Fool's AssassinFool's QuestAssassin's Fate

Other stories: Homecoming | The Inheritance | Words Like Coins | Blue Boots | Cat's Meat | The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince


This story is included in The Inheritance anthology.

Robin Hobb stories: The Inheritance | Homecoming | Cat's Meat

Megan Lindholm stories: A Touch of Lavender | Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man | Cut | The Fifth Squashed Cat | Strays | Finis | Drum Machine