Fool's Errand

Fool's Errand

Paperback - 2002
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"Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin

For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz's mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny.

Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him--or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool's Errand

"[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy." -- Tulsa World

"Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings." -- Locus
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Bantam Books, c2002.
ISBN: 9780553582444
Characteristics: 662 pages :,map ;,18 cm.


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Aug 16, 2016

First book in Robin Hobb's The Tawny Man Trilogy and no less satisfying than her Assassin's Triology. It's a continuation for some of the same characters, albeit older and wiser from experiences in the first set of Assassin's books. Again, not able to put down and had to stay up many nights in a row to finish. I agree with some commentary that the book could be streamlined a bit as there seemed to just be a bit too much repetition. But at the end of the day, I would rather read some of the plodding in this book because it does get better. This series is not to be missed if you love FitzChivalry and his cohorts.

Nov 11, 2013

EXCELLENT ! - as Robin Hobb's writing always is. Was hard to put down.

Jan 24, 2011

It's worth mentioning that, while this is the first book in the Tawny Man trilogy, you probably should read Robin Hobb's previous books first, starting with The Assassin's Apprentice. If you don't read the previous two trilogies you probably won't understand what's going on in this one. (I guess you could skip the Liveship Traders trilogy if you want, but that one was my favorite and it helps.)

That said, this is a great book! Robin Hobb is amazing!

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