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This first volume of a new trilogy from one of fantasy's most popular and skilled authors will delight longtime Hobb fans as well as first-time readers of her work.
FitzChivalry, the hero of The Farseer trilogy, now lives an isolated and quiet life with his foster son Hap and his Wit partner wolf, Nighteyes, until he is sought out by his old mentor Chade and the enigmatic, charming Fool. Once again, duty calls: Fitz must find a missing prince and prevent political chaos in the Six Duchies. The mission will test his conflicting loyalty to country and family, his uneasy compromise with his own magic, and all the relationships he values most.
If you're a fantasy fan who hasn't yet explored the Farseer world, this is a fine place to start: Hobb deftly provides new readers with all the needed information. The finely detailed world building and intensive character development rarely slow down the action of the story. Fool's Errand is a complex, beautifully written and sometimes heart-rending examination of the consequences of duty and love. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this hard-to-put-down follow-up to the Farseer Trilogy, Hobb maintains the high standards of her earlier fantasy series. The Fool and FitzChivalry Farseer band together once more to ride against the foes of the Farseer royal family in the kingdom of the Six Duchies. Last seen in Assassin's Quest, FitzChivalry (aka Tom Badgerlock due to the shock of white in his dark hair) has matured beyond the youth blindly following orders. For the past 15 years, Fitz has quietly led the life of a semi-recluse, trying his hardest to disappear. Believing that his glory days are over, he's surprised when fate (in the form of the Fool) pulls him back into the political intrigues that plague the Six Duchies. Endowed with both royal Skill magic and beast magic, Fitz assumes the task of returning the wayward heir to the throne, Prince Dutiful, to his home before his betrothal ceremony something that should be an easy task. In the event, the easy task proves extremely difficult, both physically and mentally for Fitz. The first half of the novel mostly focuses on Fitz's angst-ridden past. The heart-thumping, sword-clashing action that Hobb is known for emerges only during the second half, bringing Fitz fully to life. This is not to say that the first half is by any means dull. It's not. But the full range of Fitz's capabilities doesn't come to the forefront until later. When the action sequences finally kick in, they're non-stop. What starts as a very good read shifts into a stay-up-until-2:00 a.m.-to-finish type of book. (Jan. 9)Forecast: Stephen Youll's quiet jacket art gives no hint of the novel's intensity, but Hobb fans will know better and not be deterred.
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I love this series! It is not for the light hearted though. It tends to be a narrative of one person's life and is written much like a diary might be. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Smiley Granny
Loved it. I'm four books into this series now and I love Fitz and I love the Fool and I thought this book was excellent. Read morePublished 3 days ago by BellaGrace
Good tale...very readable...Continues the tale of FitzChivalry. And his pal The Fool.Published 13 days ago by LadyHawk
Well written you really should read the start of the books first characters rang through several series of her books . Read morePublished 17 days ago by avidreader
As the beginning of a new trilogy this sets the mood and also puts in a few more detail in the immense painting and mixture of characters that is Robin Hobb's work, with all the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Franco
Great book. Pucks up where the farseer trilogy left off gets you addicted once again.Published 24 days ago by M-Rod
Great book by an amazing author, I have loved every book that has been published and look forward to morePublished 1 month ago by Ed
A-freaking-mazing. I loved the first trilogy I read by Hobb (Assassin), and the moment I finished those I downloaded these. Read morePublished 2 months ago by agmom