Robin HobbRobin Hobb (a pen name for Margaret Ogden) is a New York Times best-selling fantasy author. She is published in English in the US, UK and Australia, and her works have been widely translated. Her short stories have been finalists for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, as well as winning the Asimov's Readers Award. Her best known series is The Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest.)

She was born in Oakland California, but grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. She has spent her life mostly in the Pacific Nortwest region of the US, and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington State, with her husband Fred. They have four grown offspring, and six grandchildren.

She published her first short story for children when she was 18,and for some years wrote as a journalist and children's writer. Her stories for children were published in magazines such as Humpty Dumpty's Magazine for Little Children, Jack & Jill and Highlights for Children. She also created educational reading material for children for a programmed reading series by SRA (Science Research Associates.) 

Fantasy and Science Fiction had always been her two favorite genres, and in the late 70's she began to write in them. Her initial works were published in small press 'fanzines' such as Space and Time. 

In 1983, her first novel was published by Ace under the pen name Megan Lindholm.

Series: The Liveship Traders
Year  Book  Comment
  Ship of Magic The Vestrit family's only hope of renewed prosperity is the Vivacia, a liveship
  The Mad Ship Althea Vestrit lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance
  Ship of Destiny Althea and Brashen are at sea in a last-ditch effort to rescue the Vivacia

The author’s official web site is robinhobb.com

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