The Inheritance (anthology)

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The back and front covers of the UK hardcover edition of "The Inheritance" by Jackie Morris.

The Inheritance is a 2011 Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm anthology of ten short stories. It contains both previously published and completely new stories, and stories written under both of the author's pen names, Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. Each story is preceded by a foreword from the author. All three Robin Hobb stories in this book take place in the Realm of the Elderlings. The US title for the book is The Inheritance And Other Stories.

"Bingtown heiresses rub shoulders in this wonderful collection with vampires and alien musicians, tramps and feral cats." [1]

Table of Contents

Megan Lindholm stories

Robin Hobb stories


  • UK hardcover edition by HarperVoyager the 31st of March 2011 with ISBN 9780007273775. Cover art by Jackie Morris.
  • Australia/New Zealand trade paperback edition by HarperVoyager the 31st of March 2011 with ISBN 9780007273799. Cover art by Jackie Morris.
  • US trade paperback edition by HarperVoyager the 3rd of May 2011 with ISBN 9780061561641. The title of this US edition is slightly different: The Inheritance and Other Stories.
  • A hardcover special limited 1000-copy edition of the Inheritance and Other Stories by Subterranean Press with ISBN 9781596064386 with dust jacket and half-page black and white illustrations for each story by Tom Kidd. [2] The publication date is stated as the 31st of October 2011 but in reality the book was released some time in 2012.
    • Deluxe Limited: 200 signed numbered (from 1-200) copies, leather bound, with a different dust jacket and exclusive full-color end sheets. Original price $125.00
    • Limited: 800 signed numbered (from 201-1000) copies, cloth bound, with a different dust jacket from the deluxe edition. Original price $45.00.
  • A Kindle edition from Harper Voyager the 31st of March 2011 with ASIN: B004QGYHR6.
  • An unabridged audio book edition read by Saskia Butler from HarperCollins Publishers the 31st of March 2011. Length 11 hours 35 minutes.



  • A Dutch translation De verhalen from Luitingh in February 2012 with ISBN 9789024544943. Cover art by Jackie Morris
  • A French translation L’Héritage et autres nouvelles from Pygmalion the 25th of January 2012, translated by Arnaud Mousnier-Lompré with ISBN 9782756405605. A Kindle edition with ASIN: B0081ZXV0W was published simultaneously. Reprinted the 2nd of May 2013 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290071014. This collection does not include the story Homecoming which has previously been published in French as a standalone book.

International covers

Affiliate links


  1. Harper Collins
  2. Subterranean Press product details, including sample illustrations



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

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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