The Farseer Trilogy is the first of the Elderlings books written. It contains Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. The story of the characters continues in the Tawny Man Trilogy.
The Farseer Trilogy follows the life of FitzChivalry Farseer (Fitz), in the kingdom of the Six Duchies. Fitz helps his uncle, Prince Verity, wage war on the Red-Ship Raiders from the OutIslands. The Raiders are attacking the shores of the kingdom by taking people and turning them into Forged Ones; still alive, but without any emotion, memory or soul. Meanwhile Prince Regal's jealousy and the indulgence of his own selfish whims threatens to the destroy the Six Duchies.