Robin Hobb has emerged as one of today’s foremost fantasy authors. Now she continues the adventures of one of her most popular heroes in the first book of what promises to be her most spectacular trilogy yet. Fool’s ErrandFor fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile,... show more
Robin Hobb has emerged as one of today’s foremost fantasy authors. Now she continues the adventures of one of her most popular heroes in the first book of what promises to be her most spectacular trilogy yet. Fool’s ErrandFor fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But that is about to change when destiny seeks him once again. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished and FitzChivalry, 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 to his Queen, his partner, and those who share his magic will be tested to the breaking point.
Publish date: November 26th 2002
Pages no: 662
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
Series: Tawny Man (#1)
This is more or less what I look like whenever FitzChivalry Farseer is involved:So many books later, and I’m still feeling überprotective of Fitz. I got furious with his neighbour when he attacked Fitz in the market place, I wanted to kick Starling out of the door (and none too gently), and I was ev...
I can't help but think I might have liked this better had I red the trilogy that preceded it.I'm not certain of course, but I found the first third largely dull. A guy is in the woods, with his wolf and a kid, and a couple times he gets some visits from old friends. He spends a lot of time telling o...
A sequel to the Farseer Trilogy, this is set fifteen years later. Fitz has a new identity as Tom Badgerlock and has carved out a life for himself. However his retirement can't last and he's called on to help the Farseer dynasty again. This time it's the next generation and he's gone missing, if h...
In no way can this book be considered the beginning of a standalone series. It borrows locations from the Liveship Traders trilogy, which is fine, but it also relies heavily on the events of the Farseer books, and I don't think you'd enjoy this if you hadn't enjoyed that.The page count seemed oddly ...