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La furia dell'assassino (Tawny Man #2)

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Il Principe Devoto é stato messo in salvo dai suoi carcerieri, e a corte é tornata la calma di sempre. Ma Fitz della stirpe dei Lungavista, distrutto dalla perdita del suo compagno di sempre, il lupo Occhi-di-Notte, si stabilisce a Castelcervo lavorando come sicario. Ingaggiato come guardia del corpo, si rende conto che il suo regno si sta avvicinando inesorabilmente alla ...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Fanucci (first published October 21st 2002)
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Samantha
Aug 16, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this to bits! Especially the last few pages. Cannot wait for book 3 to arrive so I can dive right back in!
Hanne
Sep 21, 2013 Hanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reviewing 7 previous Robin Hobb books, I feel like a broken record. So instead of making a new review, I decided to dig up all the previous ones and mash them together:



Some of the biggest sized words read: I just really love.

And I do!
I love her writing.
I love her characters (well, most of them. the others, i just love despising them)
I love how she makes me care.
I love how she keeps me guessing.

And most of all, I love how I have five more books to go set in this world. Four more days and
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Kaitlin
Aug 16, 2015 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-sff-faves
What is this book...? Well, it's the continuation of Fitz's storyline. It's also the continuation of the Fool's storyline and Bukkeep's storyline. I would also go so far as to say that this is the continuation of the Elderlings world. This book, although focused on Fitz most of the time, is actually a story which traverses the boundaries of the two series we've previously read in this world. Whilst before now we have had small easter egg references to events or people within one of the other ser ...more
Kaora
Dec 18, 2015 Kaora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't say this is my favorite Robin Hobb book, but that is like saying it is not my favorite type of chocolate. It's still fucking delicious.

I just felt that this one dragged a bit more and while a lot happened there was really no resolution. It is the second book in a trilogy, but in the first book I felt like things were accomplished even though it was nowhere near the end.

Then I started this and so many plots were set into motion that I'm not sure how she can wrap them all up in one more bo
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David Sven
I'm enjoying this Trilogy so far even more than the previous two in the series. Robin Hobb's writing is either getting better or I am just increasingly more invested in the characters of her world - probably both. Either way, Hobb's characterization is second to none. She can make you feel the joy of friendship rekindled or the rift of a lover's quarrel or the grief that come's with a close companion's death. Let us now pause a moment to remember NightEyes...

The other thing that made this book v
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Dara
It's getting more and more difficult for me to articulate what I love about these books. It's a combination of so many things. Fitz has become one of my all-time favorite characters, along with many of his friends. The world of the Elderlings is endlessly fascinating. There's a deep history there - in the Six Duchies and beyond - that I want to know about. The magic in this series is captivating and mysterious - I always want to experience more of the Skill and the Wit. Robin Hobb's writing is m ...more
Em


This is my third time of reading The Tawny Man series and I still enjoy it just as much as the first time. The Golden Fool doesn't have middle book syndrome, there isn't much of a plot but a lot happens and it's all about exploring and building relationships between Fitz, Fool, Dutiful, Chade and of course Thick. It is in fact my favourite of all the books in the series.

It's extremely painful to read in parts, especially the explosive argument between Fitz and the Fool. It was upsetting to see
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Wastrel
It's hard to be objective, because this is one of my favourite books of all time. After seven volumes, we're now so deeply into the mind of FitzChivalry Farseer that it feels like a second home, and while some may complain that nothing whatsoever happens in this book (they'd be wrong - a lot happens in this book, there just isn't really a plot), I rejoiced in being given the time and space to see more of Fitz dealing with ordinary life. Hobb's great stylistic strength might be the way that she t ...more
Chris
Here we are again, the middle book of a Hobb trilogy. I really think she hits her stride in these second books. The pace has built up a bit from the first, and it sets up the third one nicely.

There were a couple of emotional scenes in this that are certainly appreciated by a long time reader of this overall series. I won't go into it, but they alone made this book something special. I hope they are a good preview of what's to come in Book #3, which I'll be starting soon.
Jason
Aug 13, 2009 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series... man. I loved this series and wanted to throw it against the wall so many times. The main character especially challenged me as a reader. Fitz is, without a question, a immensely believable character. If for no other reason then that there are so many times you want to slap him for being so often fallible. He is by no means perfect and he makes many selfish or foolhardy decisions. But that only wants you to want that much more for him to improve and succeed.

The relationship betwee
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Paul
Golden Fool takes the foundation that Fool’s Errand establishes and just adds so much more in a familiar setting that any Hobb fan would be happy in, Buckkeep Castle. It is difficult to tell what this book is about without spoiling other Robin Hobb books but suffice to say that there is a greater emphasis on the Wit, the magic that allows people to commune with animals, and also foreign relations. The Six Duchies is establishing itself in the world as a powerful ally and other kingdoms are now t ...more
Scarletine
May 25, 2015 Scarletine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The more I read of Robin Hobb's books, the more I berate myself from not reading them earlier in my life. I don't know how they escaped me, but I'm catching up, at a pace!
Having read the Assasins Trilogy, and Fools Errand I am already deeply in love with the Fool and deeply frustrated with Fitz. He blunders his way through life with rarely a lesson learned. He cannot see the love is in front of his face, and longs for a dream of Molly and a family that he chose not to persue. This story continu
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Zayne
Sep 05, 2015 Zayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing. I enjoyed reading this book so much, I was always sad to set it down. This book captured my attention almost the entire time. The beginning was a bit slow, but it shot off afterwards. This was definitely better than Fool's Errand: faster pace, secrets so close to bursting, and the focus on Fitz's life and his relationships with the various characters rather than the actual plot.

I always say the same thing when I'm reviewing a Robin Hobb book: its amazing, Hobb is the Goddess
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Meg
Apr 04, 2012 Meg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
I couldn't put this book down but it made me hella angsty, especially the parts about Fitz and the Fool. Although it's clearly Fitz and his culture who are anti-gay, I still felt like Hobbs does a disservice by casting the Fool in the role of the "tragic homosexual" (http://www.glbtq.com/arts/film,2.html if you need some context - a lonely gay person who is hopelessly in love with a straight person and/or doomed to spend their life alone and unhappy). Admittedly, my romantic wish for Fitz to be ...more
Brittany
May 24, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Golden Fool was an enjoyable read. Truthfully, many parts were painful. From an outsiders perspective, I cannot understand some of Fitz's decisions - to keep his identity a secret; to introduce a rift in his friendship with the Tawny Man; to keep his family from harm, while ignoring the need for their presence at Buckkeep. At times, the character of Fitz is maddening. However, this is how normal, real humans exist: often reasoning and decisions are messy and irrational. Fitz beautifully embodies ...more
Arthur
Aug 25, 2009 Arthur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mediocre, fantasy
Finished Fool's Errand and Golden Fool.

A few months ago I re-read The Farseer and The Liveship Traders trilogies. Loved them as much or even more than when I read them first time 7 years ago. However, The Tawny Man trilogy is a major disappointment so far.
1. The major storyline/plot is very "local", no grand scale plot as it was in the first two trilogies.
2. So many boring descriptions, unbelievable.
3. Hobb's obsession with describing all sorts of gowns, clothes is driving me nuts.
4. Unwarranted
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Rob
Feb 03, 2015 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Executive Summary: I really enjoyed this book, and found myself staying up till 2 in the morning and rudely reading while visiting with family on Christmas Eve just to finish it.

Full Review
There isn't a lot for me to really say about this book without getting into spoilers. Robin Hobb seems to find a way make you really care about her characters and suck you into the story even when it's just day to day living. Of course Fitz's days are a tad bit more interesting than your average person.

It al
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Traci
Jun 10, 2011 Traci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
This was a some what difficult book for me to read. Not because it wasn't good, as you can see from my rating I liked it very much. By now these are characters that I have come to love, even with all their mistakes in which many are made within these pages. And there were some passages that made me angry. But for an author to give me such a passionate response to her words she must be doing something right. I'm going to read straight on to Fool's Fate and am more than a little sad my journey wit ...more
Monica
Oct 23, 2015 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Simply brilliant! The second book of the Tawny Man series and the best of her books I've read to date. Extremely well written (as usual), but refreshingly slanted toward intrigue rather than battle-weary, as Hobbs sets up new storylines and introduces new characters to mesh and twine with the old. Looking forward to the final installment of this trilogy. Highly recommend this author to readers who enjoy colorful, well-crafted fantasy.
Sarah
Apr 28, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a bit slower than the previous one, but it focuses more on Fitz' complicated relationship with pretty much everyone in his life. I feel like I got to know Fitz a lot better through this book. There was an awful fight that was hard to read, but the ending was super sweet. The writing is of course excellent and beautiful, as always with Hobb's books.
Truncarlos
Dejo la reseña para cuando acabe el último: Fool's Fate.

"Beloved, I have missed your company"


FEELINGS FLOURISH

(He leído la última escena bajo la incesante presión de mi padre para que me probara unos pantalones. El agobio del momento le ha dado al final un toque trágico, trascendental. Ole)
Celici
Jan 23, 2013 Celici rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't have time to write a review! I'm on a bus with no brakes to the last book in this series!!
Eddie Costello
Apr 14, 2015 Eddie Costello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, robin-hobb, 5-stars
Perfect in my opinion and that's all I believe needs to be said
Tom
audiobook narrated by James Langton

Golden Fool picks up directly where Fool's Errand leaves off. Dutiful needs someone to teach him how to use his magics and Fitz (aka Tom) gets caught up further in the intrigues of the court at Buckkeep. Dutiful's betrothal ceremony with his future bride from the OutIslands is set to go off and there are also Piebalds somewhere out in the Six Dutchies...what could possibly go wrong? Fitz needs to figure out what is going on by any means possible to prevent prob
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Nicholas Kotar
Dear Robin Hobb,

I love you, I just don't like you very much right now. How can you so easily capture me with Fool's Errand, and then drop me like a hot potato in Golden Fool? You are a mystery to me. On the one hand, you've crafted a great story, with lots of good conflict and characters I really care about. On the other hand, even though our dear Fitz is no longer young, he still has the emotional problems of an angsty teenager. Will he never grow up?

But really, where you lost me was not the b
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Tanabrus
Questo è il tipico "volume di mezzo" in una trilogia.
Privo di una trama vera e propria, privo di grande azione o anche solo di eventi memorabili, si limita a fare evolvere i personaggi e i rapporti tra di loro, facendo nel frattempo procedere gli eventi iniziati nel primo libro preparando il terreno per la conclusione della trilogia.

Quindi, a rigor di logica, questo libro mi avrebbe dovuto annoiare.
Dovrei scrivere, in questo momento, che sì, è scritto bene, ma è un libro inutile ai fini della tr
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David Pearson
May 11, 2015 David Pearson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Lots going on to keep you entertained while still progressing the story and setting up for another adventure away from Buck duchy! Hobb is a master storyteller and I'm so glad there's many of her books still awaiting me!

I felt the fool was quite unconcerned with being the white prophet at times, but as ever you never really know his game plan, so will be interesting to look back on that thought when I know more... Also, F&F's spat went on for too long, but I guess I would like it less if the
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Silvana
Nov 08, 2015 Silvana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fyeahfantasy
Now we're talking! This one is excellent. Buckkeep court has always been one of the most exciting parts in the Farseer novels and oh boy do I love the political intrigues! And we have characters from the Liveship trilogy as well. Now I know why Hobb's novels should be read in order. I wish I hadn't read the Rain Wilds novels before this.
Kat  Hooper
Oct 28, 2014 Kat Hooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Robin Hobb’s TAWNY MAN trilogy, and the FARSEER trilogy that precedes them, are some of the finest epic fantasies ever written. FitzChivarly Farseer is probably my favorite character in all of fantasy literature and he’s at his best in the TAWNY MAN books. Golden Fool, the middle book in the trilogy, is nearly a perfect novel, and so is its successor, Fool’s Fate. I re-read Golden Fool last week because it’s just been released in audio format by Brilliance Audio (superbly narrated by James Langt ...more
Freya
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