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


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Edited: Darkki March 13, 2017
Book Covers
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer #1)8.78
Royal Assassin (The Farseer #2)8.84
Assassin's Quest (The Farseer #3)8.86
Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders #1)8.46
The Mad Ship (The Liveship Traders #2)8.58
Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders #3)8.78
Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man #1)8.72
The Golden Fool (The Tawny Man #2)8.88
Fool's Fate (The Tawny Man #3)9.06
Shaman's Crossing (The Soldier Son Trilogy #1)7.64
Forest Mage (The Soldier Son Trilogy #2)7.56
Renegade's Magic (The Soldier Son Trilogy #3)7.78
A Fantasy Medley (A Fantasy Medley #1)
The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles #1)8.46
Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles #2)8.60
The Inheritance8.58
City of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #3)8.48
Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4)8.44
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince8.18
Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool #1)8.78
Fool's Quest (Fitz and the Fool #2)9.04
Assassin's Fate (Fitz and the Fool #3)9.16

Speculative Fiction Novels (21)

(Fitz and the Fool #3)
2017 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Fitz and the Fool #2)
2015 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Fitz and the Fool #1)
2014 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Realm of the Elderlings)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Rain Wild Chronicles #4)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Rain Wild Chronicles #3)
2012 | fantasy > high fantasy

2011 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(The Rain Wild Chronicles #2)
2010 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Rain Wild Chronicles #1)
2009 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Soldier Son Trilogy #3)
2007 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Soldier Son Trilogy #2)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Soldier Son Trilogy #1)
2005 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Tawny Man #3)
2003 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Tawny Man #2)
2002 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Tawny Man #1)
2001 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Liveship Traders #3)
2000 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Liveship Traders #2)
1999 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Liveship Traders #1)
1998 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Farseer #3)
1997 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Farseer #2)
1996 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Farseer #1)
1995 | fantasy > high fantasy

Comics and Anthology (1)

(A Fantasy Medley #1)
2009 | fantasy, anthology