Fool's Errand (Tawny Man #1)
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...more
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GAAH! These books frustrate the hell out of me! Absolutely and wholly.
But I love them. The plot. The characters.
I think I hate them like I do because they are so damn realistic. Never the happy ending to anything. Only the harsh and brutal reality.
The main character is brave. And good. Lovable. He is also a fool. A wimp. That makes mistakes. That you yell "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!?" at.
Same for other characters. One moment you scream your head of at them. The next you sit there grinn...more
Still, I enjoyed "Fool's Errand." I'd never...more
Robin Hobb is one of my great literary loves, and this book reminded me precisely why that is.
I must be honest. When I started this book, I expected to like it, but that I would have some reservations, because the Six Duchies books aren't my favourites. The Liveship Traders is my favourite trilogy so far, as Assassins unfortunately failed to capture me in quite the same way. This was mainly due to the fact that Fitz (the protagonist) annoyed me somewhat....more
just as good as farseer if not better. the relationships are more detailed - fitz, fool, nighteyes, dutiful. another big page turner. fitz is such a terrific charcter.
The Tawny Man blends some characters and situations from Hobb's first two series. This series again focuses on Fitz, the main character from the Farseer series. I think the more narrow focus really helps. Relationships are more detailed and Fitz is an incredible character. Not a ton of things happ...more
The Fool's Errand is one of the most emotionally draining books I have ever read. Not even Martin in his SoIaF series has affected me so deeply. Similar to the Far...more
The start of the third of Robin Hobb's fantasy trilogies returns to the background and characters of her first (the second, the Live Ship Traders series, is set in a distant part of the same world). Following the cataclysmic conclusion to the Red Ships War in the Farseer series, the royal assassin Fitz has hidden himself away in obscurity for over a decade. Rather than being recognised as the reluctant saviour of the Six Duchies that he actu...more
What a pleasure to come across Fitz and the Fool again.
15 years have passed since the end of Royal Assassin, and Fitz is no longer FitzChivalry Fraseer, the witted bastard everyone believes is long dead. He is now known as Tom Badgerlock, a farmer.
I loved getting a full account of what happened to him since we've last seen him, dreaming about carving his own dragon with Nighteyes. His meeting with Chade was heart worming and dream shattering at the same time, but ever since the Fool,...more
Summary (no plot spoilers):
Hidden away in a small cabin with adopted son, Hap, Fitz is shaken out of self-imposed exile to serve his family, the Farseers.
With his aging wolf companion by his side and old...more
Nel primo romanzo di questa nuova trilogia non spiccano novità di rilievo rispetto alla precedente e in questo senso il seguito sembra più voluto dal successo commerciale che sentito davvero dall'autrice.
Ciò si denota nella lunghezza stessa di questo romanzo, che in diversi punti di dilunga eccessivamente (e vanamente) per aumentare il numero di pagine complessive piuttosto che per motivi...more
These are the most compelling, most enjoyable, best-plotted, most complicated epic fantasy books I've read in ages. I adored them. There are 5 (?) interwoven, inter-dependent series that the author clearly outlined before picking up her pen for the first time. The characters are wo...more
If you're familiar with the first trilogy and still have most of it fresh in mind, you'll probably end up skimming about a third of this book. Aside from that though, it's a pretty enjoyable story. There are many series where the first two books or so are good but then proceed steadily downhill. (Wheel of T...more
The plot was a little shaky, and you could tell that it wasn't given the same attention as the OVERALL plot of the series. It was a subplot. Those were handled bet...more
I have noticed that some authors need a significant number of pages to develop plot lines that in...more
The beauty of the other trilogy was how the twists and turns would make the ending completely unpredicable. With this one, at least the first book, you did know how it was going to end roughly. That said, there are a few seeds that have been planted that will probably be relevant for the next couple of books. I think my...more
The characters are the same as always,; well, even 'matured', if you may, so they show depth that others book not always show. The world is as beautiful and complex as ever, and then of course there's the politics and court intrigue... even if this one is but a prelude of what is to come.
One of the things I like most of these books, outside of character and world development, is that no matter what book yo...more
After finishing the Tawny Man series, I was really glad I read the Liveship Traders series first because there were references that I could link together, since they are written in the same world (though the stories are completely unrelated).
The Tawny Man series begins where the Farseer series ended, though some time in the future, and though this series are a...more
The first part is somewhat slow, really. The author retells past events, but Fitz musings and thoughts are at times repetitive and the true story starts after a lot of pages have gone.
The Farseer readers will be...more
On that note - there seems to be tons of holes in the magic system. There are just so many inconsistencies. I realize that Fitz doesn't know about the Skill or the Wit completely, but there were times he COULD have used the Wit, bu...more
Fool's Errand takes place fifteen years after the events of the Red Ship Wars. Fitz, who goes by the name of Tom Badgerlock, now lives a quiet life in a remote cottage by the woods with his wolf Nighteyes and his foster son Hap, a mismatched-eyed boy brought to him years ago by Startling.
The Minstrel's visits are the only regular ones he gets, bringing him comfort but also news from the world around. The on...more
Para todos os fãs da saga já mencionada, este regresso dos seus personagens e as novas viagens pelos seus mágicos e estranhos caminhos, são...more
some quotes that really stuck with me:
"A while later, lingered in the hinterlands of sleep. Sometimes i think there is more rest in that place between wakefulness and sleep than there is in true sleep. the mind walks in the twilight of both states, and finds the truths that are hidden alike by daylight and dreams. things we are not ready to know abide in that place, awaiting that unguarded frame of mind."
"I waited. Si...more
Fifteens years have passed since the end of the Red Ship War with the Outlanders. Since then Fitz and Nighteyes have been travelling the Six Duchies until finally settling in an old abandoned cottage, far from Buckkeep and the Farseers as possible.
While Fitz dwells in his quiet life, the Witted are being persecuted for their magic; and the young Prince Dutiful has disappeared just before his crucial wedding to an Outlander princess, to bri...more
Negatives: way too much filler. There was a lot of unnecessary dialogue and explanations and just words! So tedious in places. For example, at one pont Fitz suddenly becomes fashionista and starts gushing about his clothing, the cut and fit etc. where did that come from. So unlike the character up to that point. Also, I feel that w...more
The scope of the story is much smaller, and it takes a while to get going. I don't blame anyone for that because there's 15 years between Assassin's Quest and the beginning of this book, and because (understa...more
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