Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are. Good luck. But then I am God's fool, and all His works must be contemplated with respect. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. Want to read more, make suggestions, or even be featured in a future column? Contact me and sign up for my weekly email.
Seriously this book was so amazingly good that I now sit here writing and knowing that I will never be able to put down in words how fantastic the book is.
- Moments in Love;
- Golden Fool?
- In the wake of Cook - sailing the Yaghan to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean..
For everyone that has read Rob Hobb before and not yet read this book or the one before will I say that you will love this series, the books just keep getting better and better and Hobb still knows how to surp And here comes the real review, not just updates of my desperate attempt to get the book For everyone that has read Rob Hobb before and not yet read this book or the one before will I say that you will love this series, the books just keep getting better and better and Hobb still knows how to surprise her readers.
To those that have never Read a Hobb book, do it, hell do it even if you are not a fantasy fan.
They are well written, the story will pull you in completely. Just start with The Farseer trilogy, of course, always best to start from the beginning. Anyway, this book is better than the first book in The Fitz and the Fool trilogy, but that doesn't make the first book bad, this one just has a lot more action it, more going ones, more Fool. And, having Fitz and the Fool reunited again was just was marvelous as in Fool's Errand the first book in the Tawny Man trilogy when they met again after several years apart. This book story continues the story from the first book with the Fool hurt and dying and Fitz tries to save him, but it seems futile, but you should never say never and solutions can show up where you least expect them.
And, little Bee, Fitz daughter has been taken, but it will take some time for Fitz to know that, but when he does, then he will do everything in his power to get his daughter back and punish the bad people behind the kidnapping. This book is around pages long, but it could have been twice as many pages because it is so good, it is never boring, the pace is just perfect, not a single thing that happens in the book is boring, no skimming of the text, hell there are moments when I had to reread sentence because they are so good written and they go straight to my heart.
I have lived with the story, with Fitz and the Fool and the rest of the characters for a couple of days and now I have to leave it for a while and it is almost painful to not have more to read. Luckily for me, I still have some books written by Hobb that I still haven't read, alas no Fitz and Fool book waiting, but I can always reread the earlier books with them if I want to. Thank you for your interest in this Del Rey title. At the moment we're limiting access to this galley.
So now I hope that I will get a much nicer mail from Edelweiss May 08, I was going to add a link to a review I have written on NG, but then I saw what had been added since I last visit I so want this book now! My goodness, how had I forgotten just how much of a cliffhanger this story is left on?!
For me, whilst book 1 of this series is full of heartbreak, surprises, tense moments and big shocks, this one is far more subtle. We follow some of our old favourite characters, and we get to see some of the big questions we have been pondering get revealed in curious and exciting ways.
I loved the fact that this book gave us so many moments alone with Fitz because he is definitely the driving force of this whole series. We get to see him as he fights with himself over mistakes he has made and battles he feels he lost. He has certainly been through a lot of horrendous stuff and this book proves just how tough things can get and how depression can seep in. What I really enjoyed was seeing Fitz taking action and doing things to help himself and those who need him.
He's always a character who bounces back and manages to have resilience, but Fitz is OLD by this story and theres always a lingering question of will he make it? Will he be okay? I really enjoy it when Hobb manages to weave various plotlines together from previous series and the Rain Wild books and the events within them definitely have a big part to play in the latter half of this book so you get to see what has happened since the ending of their story to some of the characters from that Rain Wilds, and also exactly how they tie into the larger arc of Fitz.
I just fully enjoyed this story and have been rather sad since finishing it up because I know it means that I don't have any more Realm of the Elderlings books to read now a pretty sad thing and I will have to eagerly await the next book in the series with all of my buddy reading friends who are also sad about having to wait. View all 5 comments. Picking up right where the last book left off, but still agonizingly slow to action for very good reasons, I'm sucked right into the Buckeep palace and torn between Chade, Fitz's old assassin teacher and the Fool, his long lost and scarily far-gone friend.
One wants Fitz to take up his job because he's old and failing and the kingdom needs a spy-master and the Fool tugs on every emotional string Fitz has due to his many years of torture and craving revenge The first portions of the book were agonizing because Fitz just didn't know that his daughter had been taken and his keep raided, his people brutalized, raped, or killed. We get that knowledge as readers, and I, for one, was torn to pieces by the knowledge. The slow build-up of characterization and the building upon all that history from the previous books makes me wish that Fitz would do as EVERYONE wishes him to do, but of course, it's not possible.
Still torn by the Fool, he learns of all the horrors back at his old home and goes off to save his daughter. This part of the adventure is by now one of the most emotionally pain-wrecked pieces of the novels and it gets even worse when we discover how and why he's unable to find her. In fact, he's given up because of the unique way he knows he's lost her.
All that's left is either going on a suicide run with the blinded and broken Fool against a whole powerful kingdom by himself, or settling in with his old friends who love him like the hero that he is, trying to enfold him back into their graces despite his deep reluctance. The conflict here is so hard, so good.
And when he finally decides to sacrifice his life on a Fool's quest, he even leaves the Fool behind, fully intending to go at it alone. This has got to be one of the best of all the stories of Fitz. I'm so damn invested. Like, completely. It's truly amazing. What might objectively seem like a slow tale is actually very deep and very rich, full of the whole wide spectrum of posibilities and relationships. And when I say that his relationships are vast, it's also true. This author has the ability to slam home the force of the previous events in fresh ways, making us feel and remember all the special things that made the earlier books so great.
It's one hell of an emotional ride, and far from having the middle-book blues, it is even more engaging than the previous. If I had any complaints, it's only that I didn't get as much Bee time as I wanted. Fortunately, Hobb is tying all the related novels of this fully-realized world and is bringing all of the Fool's other guizes in different lands together in a truly spectacular way.
I'm plowing through to the last of this trilogy now. These books are absolutely amazing. View 2 comments.
This as with all Robin Hobb books, is slow to action, frustratingly so at times. And yet every delicious word of it is important. Hobb is really going to do it: bring together all the strands from all her books. I've read the blurb for the final book in this trilogy and I am This as with all Robin Hobb books, is slow to action, frustratingly so at times. I've read the blurb for the final book in this trilogy and I am so excited! Only about 6 weeks until the final book is published. I can't wait but am also dreading this wonderful journey ending.
If it is the end I would say to anyone new to Hobb and unsure of reading order: make sure you read the Liveships and Rainwild series before you attempt this trilogy. Personally I'd read them before the Tawny Man trilogy too. View 1 comment.
Fool's Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) by Robin Hobb
Following directly upon the events of the previous installment Fool's Assassin and ending in a double-whammy of a cliffhanger Fool's Quest will satisfy all of Hobb's fans Honestly, not much happens here. Hopes are sparked, dashed, re-lit, only for more setbacks to crop up. However, i Following directly upon the events of the previous installment Fool's Assassin and ending in a double-whammy of a cliffhanger However, it's all beautifully done.
The pages fly by, and every emotional pain and twinge is fully felt by the reader. The latter part of the book does a beautiful job of incorporating elements from earlier installments in this giant saga, as well. These books are all highly recommended Honestly, don't even start with the book before this one.