Cat's Meat

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 springtime in the lives of Rosemary, her child Gillam and the cat Marmalade. Rosemary and Marmelade are the viewpoint characters. Chronologically the story precedes Assassin's Apprentice but is not prerequisite reading before starting the novels.




  • 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.

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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