In the realm of epic fantasy, one of the top handful of authors is Robin Hobb. Her work has pioneered the genre in modern times, and is considered one of the very best. This is a chronological timeline of her Realm of the Elderlings universe, a world featuring several individual series.
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.
As with all our timelines, be sure to check the others out if you liked this one. We recommend the Wheel of Time timeline.
|1||Homecoming||Short Story||Robin Hobb||2011-10-31||Prequels||Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories|
|2||The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince||Novel||Robin Hobb||2013-01-01||Prequels|
|3||Cat's Meat||Short Story||Robin Hobb||2011-10-31||Prequels||Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories|
|4||Assassin's Apprentice||Novel||Robin Hobb||1995-04-01||Farseer Trilogy|
|5||Words Like Coins||Short Story||Robin Hobb||2009-01-01||Farseer Trilogy||Collected in A Fantasy Medley|
|6||Blue Boots||Short Story||Robin Hobb||2010-11-16||Farseer Trilogy||Collected in Songs of Love and Death|
|7||Royal Assassin||Novel||Robin Hobb||1996-03-21||Farseer Trilogy|
|8||Assassin's Quest||Novel||Robin Hobb||1997-03-03||Farseer Trilogy|
|9||The Inheritance||Short Story||Robin Hobb||2011-10-31||Farseer Trilogy||Collected in The Inheritance and Other Stories|
|10||Ship of Magic||Novel||Robin Hobb||1998-01-09||Liveship Traders Trilogy|
|11||The Mad Ship||Novel||Robin Hobb||1998-11-19||Liveship Traders Trilogy|
|12||Ship of Destiny||Novel||Robin Hobb||2000-08-01||Liveship Traders Trilogy|
|13||Fool's Errand||Novel||Robin Hobb||2001-10-15||Tawny Man Trilogy|
|14||The Golden Fool||Novel||Robin Hobb||2002-10-21||Tawny Man Trilogy|
|15||Fool's Fate||Novel||Robin Hobb||2003-11-01||Tawny Man Trilogy|
|16||Dragon Keeper||Novel||Robin Hobb||2009-06-25||Rain Wild Chronicles|
|17||Dragon Haven||Novel||Robin Hobb||2010-03-04||Rain Wild Chronicles|
|18||City of Dragons||Novel||Robin Hobb||2011-09-01||Rain Wild Chronicles|
|19||Blood of Dragons||Novel||Robin Hobb||2013-03-01||Rain Wild Chronicles|
|20||Fool's Assassin||Novel||Robin Hobb||2014-08-12||Fitz and the Fool Trilogy|
|21||Fool's Quest||Novel||Robin Hobb||2015-08-11||Fitz and the Fool Trilogy|
|22||Assassin's Fate||Novel||Robin Hobb||2017-05-04||Fitz and the Fool Trilogy|