Assassin’s Apprentice is a book by Robin Hobb, the first in her Farseer Trilogy. It was her first book under this pseudonym, and published in 1995. The book was written under the working title Chivalry’s Bastard. The stories of characters found in the Farseer Trilogy continue in the Tawny Man Trilogy. Another trilogy, The Liveship Traders, is set in the same world and in the same timeframe, with some crossover.
The chapters are helpfully numbered 1 to 24.