Her Father's Sword

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Her Father's Sword is a short story by Robin Hobb. It was first published the 10th of October 2017 in the Book of Swords anthology. The story is set in the early days of the Red Ship War when the folk of the Six Duchies is only beginning to understand what Forging is. The point of view character is Taura, a girl living in a coastal village of Smokerscot. The story also features an appearance by FitzChivalry.

In the US and UK audiobook editions of the anthology, Her Father's Sword is narrated by Katharine McEwan.

The title was misprinted as "His Father's Sword" online in several places before publication, as well as in the table of contents in the US ARC copies of The Book of Swords.




  • A Bulgarian translation in Книга на мечовете from Бард in 2018, a paperback with ISBN 9789546558428.
  • An Italian translation La spada del padre in "Il libro delle spade'" from Mondadori the 6th of March 2018 with ISBN 9788804685708, also available as an ebook with ISBN 9788852085925.
  • A Polish translation in Księga mieczy from Zysk i S-ka the 12th of March 2018, a hardcover with ISBN 9788381162920.
  • A Portuguese translation A espada do pai in "Crônicas de Espada e Feitiçaria" from LeYa the 26th of June 2018 with ISBN 9788544107232, also available as an ebook with ASIN B07DYCH7C3.

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

Novels: The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Short stories: Homecoming | The Inheritance | Cat's Meat | Words Like Coins | Blue Boots | Her Father's Sword