Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
(Tawny Man)

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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.
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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
 
“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“[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


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About Robin Hobb

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Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska. It was there that she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, and The Tawny Man Trilogy. Her books under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm include The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. Her short fiction has won the Asimov's Readers' Award and been finalists for both the Nebula and Hugo awards. She is also the author of The Inheritance, a collection of stories written under both names. For more information about Robin Hobb, please visit www.robinhobb.com
 
Published November 26, 2002 by Spectra. 688 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

Once again, smoothly done with rounded characters in words as plain as bread.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Dec 10 2008

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.

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