Fool's Assassin

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Cover art for the US hardcover edition, art by Alejandro Colucci.
Cover art for the UK edition, art by Jackie Morris.

Fool's Assassin is the first part of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy that picks up Fitz's tale after the events told in the Rain Wild Chronicles. The story is told by two narrators: Fitz and Bee.


For Soren and Felix.
This one's for the guys


  • US hardcover edition by Del Rey the 12 of August 2014 with ISBN 9780553392425. Cover art by Alejandro Colucci.
    • The Advance Reader Copy used the same cover design as the first edition hardback.
  • UK hardcover edition by HarperVoyager the 12th of August 2014 with ISBN 9780007444175 with cover art by Jackie Morris.
    • The Advance Reader Copy had a simple design with the lettering from the finished version and a single bee. It was distributed wrapped in an illustrated paper and tied with a blue ribbon with a golden key on it.
  • An Australia & New Zealand trade paperback edition from HarperVoyager the 12th of August 2014 with ISBN 9780007444199 and Morris cover art.
  • Kindle edition from HarperVoyager the 12th of August 2014 with ASIN B00IHS20P0.
  • An unabridged audio book by Harper Collins the 12 of August 2014, narrated by Lee Maxwell-Simpson and Avita Jay in two parts:
  • An unabridged audio book by Random House Audio the 12 of August 2014 with ISBN 9780553546354 / ASIN B00K2899I4 and length of 20 hours, narrated by Elliot Hill.



  • a Dutch translation titled De Moordenaar van de Nar the 29th of September 2014 with ISBN 9789024564842 (hardback). A numbered signed Collector's Edition will be available with ISBN 9789024565504. Cover art by Marco Lap.
  • a French translation in two parts from Pygmalion
  • a Hebrew translation הרוצח של הליצן the 31st of March 2015 by Opus with ISBN 150977
  • an Italian translation L'Assassino - Il Ritorno the 17th of November 2015 from Sperling & Kupfer with ISBN 978882005936 (hardback). Translated by Maria C. Scotto, cover art by Sasha Vinogradova. Kindle edition released simultaneously with ASIN B017YFH9S4.

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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