Farseer trilogy - illustrated 25th anniversary edition

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Robin Hobb's UK and US publishers, HarperVoyager and DelRey books, have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original publications of the Farseer trilogy by yearly releases of new hardbacks editions.

This particular set of books features full-colour illustrations by Magali Villeneuve, and unlike previous anniversary and special editions of the trilogy, is not strictly limited in numbers.

The 25th anniversary edition of Assassin's Apprentice was released in October 2019 in both markets and Royal Assassin followed in June 2020.

The last part, Assassin's Quest, was just released in the US this March, and the UK edition is set to be available in June 2021.

Covers of the 25th anniversary hardback Farseer trilogy

The US and UK editions have the same artwork inside, but the overall designs are slightly different. Steph @bookplaits has done great side-by-side comparisons of the first two volumes: Assassin's Apprentice and Royal Assassin.

If you are looking for a signed book to own, the Signed Page still has some copies of the US edition of Assassin’s Quest in stock and some signed copies are also available through University Bookstore.

Farseer trilogy - Folio Society edition

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Back in September 2020, Folio Society published a new illustrated edition of the Farseer trilogy. This is a boxed set of hardcovers with a new introduction by Robin Hobb and a redrawn double-page map by Neil Gower. Each book has 5 full-page colour illustrations by David Palumbo.

A set of 240 copies of the trilogy were made available with a bookplate signed by the author as well as the illustrator; these sold out in a matter of hours. The regular edition is still available. If you're curious to see what these books look like inside, Pontus Presents has a detailed review video on youtube. Folio Society set of the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb