Inheritance, the

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The Inheritance is a short story set in the Bingtown area. It is the tale of a wizardwood pendant inherited by Cerise from her Grandmother. Chronologically it takes place before Ship of Magic.


  • First published in a promotional limited edition paperback Voyager 5: Collector's Edition in 2000.
  • An Amazon Short digital edition with ASIN: B000A0F6PO that was only available for US customers. (As of June 2010 it appears this is no longer available.)
  • Reprinted in The Inheritance anthology in 2011.



  • A Dutch translation De erfenis in Er was eens ... 2001, een reisgids naar onverkend fantasy terrein in April 2001 by Meulenhofff with the ISBN 9029069309 (paperback). Translated by Peter Cuijpers.
  • A Dutch translation (title?) published in 2012 in De verhalen.
  • A French translation En héritage in Revue Asphodale no 1, translated by Lionel Davoust, October 2002. ISBN 2847270159.
  • A French translation L’Héritage 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