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review 2018-10-31 20:51
Retconning: "Robin Hobb - Fitz and the Fool - 2 Books Collection Set" by Robin Hobb
Fitz and the Fool - Fool's Assassin - Part One - Robin Hobb



(Original Review, 2017)


Fitz and the Fool - well, I still remain unconvinced that it was necessary - I was quite happy leaving Fitz to his happy ending, and the Fool going home vindicated. It isn't really a story that needed to be told - there's been quite a bit of retconning, particularly of the Fool's history and his people (despite them tattooing him, he seemed altogether more positive about his upbringing with them in the previous books;

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-10-31 20:30
Surfeit of Cliché: "The Soldier Son Trilogy" by Robin Hobb
The Soldier Son Trilogy Bundle - Robin Hobb


(Original Review, 2012)


Hobb seems to have declined over the years. “The Farseer” and “The Liveship Traders” were spectacular, despite a certain amount of padding; Tawny Man a bit more shapeless (the Piebald plot abruptly falls by the wayside after the confrontation midway through book 2).

“The Soldier Son” (in a new universe) started well, despite some obvious recycling (most fathers in Hobb's fiction are either unloving or dead/absent, and the dad here is no exception; meanwhile the uncle is an obvious recycling of Verity-Fitz), but the abrupt lurch at the beginning of the second book suggests some serious plot rethinking took place midway through the writing process.

 

 

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review 2018-10-07 23:55
Bastard...not always a bad thing.
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

Yeah,I liked this book and I thought the character development was great This was something that peeked my interest right away.And then there was the landscape development.between coastal areas and then mountains.It was all very nicely done and kept me interested throughout.It was just a good book.:)

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review 2018-04-12 21:03
Nice Novella
The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince - Robin Hobb

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this particular novella. I liked the irony of the name Princess Caution, considering she largely threw all caution to the wind in many respects. 

 

The relationship between Felicity, the narrator, and her mother was interesting. I found it interesting that her mother found Felicity stupid because of how pure of heart she was and how largely innocent she was. Her mother was ridiculously ambitious, and, while it thrust Felicity into a most interesting position later on in the book, it seemed like she largely resented her mother after a few really negative events. 

 

The description was quite good throughout the book, and the characters were quite likeable. I really found myself upset when characters were hurt or discriminated against. I would have liked to have seen a bit more dynamism with some of the characters, but this was a really short book, so that would have required the book to have been longer.

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text 2018-03-07 16:40
Kill Your Darlings (Yellow team)
Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb

 

Yay!  Kalo ate Hest!  I hope Kalo didn't get indigestion.

A most amusing scene.

Too bad Alise and Sedric don't get the satisfaction of knowing that asshole got eaten and is permanently out of their lives.

 

Cause of Death: 

 

 

 

 

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