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Dark Horse launching ‘Farseer Trilogy’ adaptation ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ #1 – Exclusive

‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ #1 is created by creator Robin Hobb, Jody Houser, Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

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AIPT can exclusively reveal a new comic series is on the way this December from Dark Horse Comics called Assassin’s Apprentice. An adaptation of Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, Hobb will be joined by co-writer Jody Houser, artist Ryan Kelly, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The six-issue series launches into comic shops on December 14, 2022.

So what’s Assassin’s Apprentice about?

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Until recently, Fitz was only known as “boy.” The illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever!

Check out the cover to the first issue by Anna Steinbauer below.

Dark Horse launching 'Farseer Trilogy' adaptation 'Assassin's Apprentice' #1

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore.— The Assassin is back in this new adaptation of the first installment of the bestselling Farseer Trilogy. Dark Horse Comics is proud to team up with Assassin’s Apprentice creator Robin Hobb, co-writer Jody Houser, artist Ryan Kelly, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou to present Assassin’s Apprentice like never before. Assassin’s Apprentice #1 also features cover art by Anna Steinbauer.

Until recently, Fitz was only known as “boy.” The illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever!

The incredibly influential fantasy novel comes to comics in this first installment of best-selling author Robin Hobbs’ Assassin’s Apprentice!

Assassin’s Apprentice #1 (of 6) will be in comic book stores December 14, 2022 and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $3.99.

Praise for Assassin’s Apprentice:

“Hobb is the author whose books Martin described as ‘like diamonds in a sea of zircons,’ the writer to press on those who turn up their noses at fantasy. Her writing is superb, her world-building irresistible, her storylines both hell-for-leather exciting and deeply introspective.”—The Guardian

“I would highly recommend Assassin’s Apprentice and the Farseer Trilogy. As you read you become ever more immersed in the story and it just seems to get better and better.”—Fantasy Book Review

“An intriguing, controlled, and remarkably assured debut, at once satisfyingly self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions and embellishments.”—Kirkus

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