Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is alias for Margaret (Megan) Lindholm Ogden. She also writes as Megan Lindholm.

Hobb was born in 1952 in California, US. She is married with sailor Fred Ogden and they have four children and grandchildren. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her cats and youngest child.

For most of her teen years Hobb lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. She majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. She worked as a journalist in Kodiak and wrote fairy tales to children's magazines. She has always been a keen reader and already knew as a child that she wanted to be an author. She sold her first story when she was 18. In 1971 she started writing as Megan Lindholm. Her first book as Lindholm came out in 1983.

When she started writing Farseer trilogy, she felt that this epic fantasy was so unlike from anything Lindholm would write that she chose a new pen name. (Also there was some economical reasons as well.)

J. R. R. Tolkien has been an important figure for young Robin. She got her first Tolkien books around 12 years of age and this changed her life. ”I had three distinct sensations at the end of The Lord of the Rings. One was the simple, unbelievable void of 'It's over. There's no more of it to read.' The second was, 'And I've never encountered anything like this. I'll never find anything this good again'. The third was perhaps the most alarming: 'In all my life I will never write ... (more)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (21)
2017  Assassin's Fate (Fitz and the Fool, #3)
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2015  Fool's Quest (Fitz and the Fool, #2)
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2014  Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, #1)
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2013  Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #4)
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2013  The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince (The Realm of the Elderlings)
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2012  City of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #3)
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2011  The Inheritance
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2010  Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #2)
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2009  The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #1)
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2007  Renegade's Magic (The Soldier Son Trilogy, #3)
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2006  Forest Mage (The Soldier Son Trilogy, #2)
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2005  Shaman's Crossing (The Soldier Son Trilogy, #1)
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2003  Fool's Fate (The Tawny Man, #3)
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2002  The Golden Fool (The Tawny Man, #2)
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2001  Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man, #1)
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2000  Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders, #3)
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1999  The Mad Ship (The Liveship Traders, #2)
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1998  Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders, #1)
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1997  Assassin's Quest (The Farseer, #3)
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1996  Royal Assassin (The Farseer, #2)
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1995  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer, #1)
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Comics and Anthology (1)
2009  A Fantasy Medley (A Fantasy Medley, #1)
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