Realm of the Elderlings Reading Order

What’s in the Realm of the Elderlings Reading Order?


This is the unofficial Realm of the Elderlings reading order, featuring the books written by Robin Hobb. The series takes place on the world of Eda and El, and Hobb has written several series set within the same universe, and they are all listed here. Most of Hobb’s books have existed in this world.

Thankfully most of the books were released in chronological order. There are a few short stories and such that take place earlier, or in between books. We recommend publication order, though you won’t be too confused if you follow chronologically.

#Time/Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1PrequelsBuyHomecomingShort StoryRobin Hobb2011Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories
2PrequelsBuyThe Willful Princess and the Piebald PrinceNovelRobin Hobb2013
3PrequelsBuyCat's MeatShort StoryRobin Hobb2011Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories
4Farseer TrilogyBuyAssassin's ApprenticeNovelRobin Hobb1995
5Farseer TrilogyBuyWords Like CoinsShort StoryRobin Hobb2009Collected in A Fantasy Medley
6Farseer TrilogyBuyBlue BootsShort StoryRobin Hobb2010Collected in Songs of Love and Death
7Farseer TrilogyBuyRoyal AssassinNovelRobin Hobb1996
8Farseer TrilogyBuyAssassin's QuestNovelRobin Hobb1997
9Farseer TrilogyBuyThe InheritanceShort StoryRobin Hobb2011Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories
10Liveship Traders TrilogyBuyShip of MagicNovelRobin Hobb1998
11Liveship Traders TrilogyBuyThe Mad ShipNovelRobin Hobb1999
12Liveship Traders TrilogyBuyShip of DestinyNovelRobin Hobb2000
13Tawny Man TrilogyBuyFool's ErrandNovelRobin Hobb2001
14Tawny Man TrilogyBuyThe Golden FoolNovelRobin Hobb2002
15Tawny Man TrilogyBuyFool's FateNovelRobin Hobb2003
16Rain Wild ChroniclesBuyDragon KeeperNovelRobin Hobb2009
17Rain Wild ChroniclesBuyDragon HavenNovelRobin Hobb2010
18Rain Wild ChroniclesBuyCity of DragonsNovelRobin Hobb2011
19Rain Wild ChroniclesBuyBlood of DragonsNovelRobin Hobb2013
20Fitz and the Fool TrilogyBuyFool's AssassinNovelRobin Hobb2014
21Fitz and the Fool TrilogyBuyFool's QuestNovelRobin Hobb2015
22Fitz and the Fool TrilogyAssassin's FateNovelRobin Hobb2017

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