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The Tawny Man Trilogy (1) – Fool’s Errand | [Robin Hobb]

The Tawny Man Trilogy (1) – Fool’s Errand

Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.
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Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.

Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken’s effort to damp it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15 year old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another ‘Piebald Prince’, a Farseer tainted by Wit magic? As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes?

©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics." (The Times)

"A gleaming debut" (Publishers Weekly)

"Assassin's Quest achieves a bittersweet, powerful complexity rare in fantasy" (Locus)

"Robin Hobb writes achingly well" (SFX, Praise for The Liveship Traders series)

"Even better than the Assassin books. I didn't think that was possible" (George R R Martin)

"Hobb is a remarkable storyteller." (Guardian)

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    T London, United Kingdom 02-10-13
    T London, United Kingdom 02-10-13
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    "Awesome. FITZ is back"
    What made the experience of listening to The Tawny Man Trilogy (1) – Fool’s Errand the most enjoyable?

    After loving the Farseer trilogy, Fools errand puts you straight back into Buck all be it quite a few years later and delivers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nighteyes - His wolfish way of looking at life which is more human than some of the actual human characters.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Taylor – was your favorite?

    FitzChivalry


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the Farseer, you'll love this. Could not stop listening and had a few close encounters with the misses because of it. All worth it.

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  • Vivian
    New Malden, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Into the fantasy"

    A very enjoyable listen and excellent start to what I hope will be an enjoyable series. Narration is excellent, story line is quite light - typical Robin Hobb - but excellent for audio listening. I really 'bonded' with the main characters and am looking forward to the next book - which I have just ordered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paola
    Clichy, France
    1/30/14
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    "wonderful book wonderful narration"
    Would you listen to Fool's Errand again? Why?

    I first was disappointed when I saw the reader wasn't Paul Bohemer as in the first trilogy, but I have to tell that Nick tailor is just as good. The book is great as always (I'm a crazy fan of RH), I loved the story the level is high as in the first trilogy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    York, United Kingdom
    1/17/14
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    "brilliant!"

    Yes, ok so the change in narrator takes some getting used to, but get used to it you will and this trilogy
    is a fantastic follow on from the 'farseer trilogy'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dean
    kingsteignton, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    because it is a very good book and enjoyed it. the book needs to be read in order of the trilogy. all of his books are good by it now


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fool's Errand?

    the start getting back in to the world.


    Did Nick Taylor do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    yes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Dawes
    Birmingham UK
    10/10/13
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    "Amazing storytelling"

    Please ignore the comments about the change in narrator between this and the first trilogy, you soon forget any small niggles and become embroiled in a masterclass of storytelling.

    The Fitz and Fool novels are amongst the finest in the genre, and today we find out that Ms Hobb has announced that there are three more to come!

    So don't hesitate, take the plunge and catch up with our protagonists before the next instalment hits the shelves.

    Magic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • marc
    United Kingdom
    4/26/13
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    "Great being back with Fitz"

    Before I say write anything I have to both agree and disagree with the other reviews which focus more in the narrator than the content.



    Yes hes different, he's not an American doing a Brit accent for sure, he's a real Brit. Yes some of the names are pronounced differently, which is a really poor mistake. However I don't know which one is correct, this or the first trilogy.



    I did prefer the original narrator, but by the time the story really gets going I'd forgotten the change and was totally absorbed with Robin Hobbs return to Fitz. The story far transcends the change of narrator and if you loved the original then I personally don't think you will be dissapointed.



    With Fitz being dragged back into action the story is almosted turned around with him now having to come to terms with being more of a Mentor figure. Loved every minute of this and have book 2 'Golden Fool' already lined up, just hope book 3 is coming to audible soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loubytee
    Ireland
    3/22/13
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    "Bring back Paul Boehmer!"

    Having just finished listening to Paul Boehmer's narration of Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy (which I found absolutely epic) I excitedly bought The Fool's Errand assuming (stupidly) it would also be narrated by Paul Boehmer as a continuation of Fitz's story. Instead, Nick Taylor's is the narrator and while I'm sure he's a lovely person his narration is so bad I can't even bring myself to listen past the first chapter. While Boemar's over the top English accent took a bit of getting used to in The Assassin's Apprentice, I found that in a fantasy setting, the theatrics kind of worked and three books later I was completely immersed in his creation of the Six Duchies world. Now with these new audiobooks instead of Nighteyes sounding like John Hurt whispering in your ear we've got Ray Winston after 6 pints and 20 Benson & Hedges. It's like someone told him, "just make your voice growly, that's what wolfs sound like." Not only that all the pronunciations are wrong - Burridge in now 'Burrig' and Kettricken is now 'Ktriggin' and Starling has gone from being a willowy seductively voiced minstrel to a Devon Farmer's Wife - ooooh aahhr. Wish he'd just listened to the Farseer Audiobooks before he agreed to take the gig. Anyway, rant over, I have decided to re-listen to the end of The Farseer Trilogy and while I have a proper sounding Nighteyes fresh in my mind, start reading the Fool's Errand paper book instead. I'm sure the actual book itself is grand - 5 stars etc. etc.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Christina Marriott
    EIRE
    3/1/13
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    "Absolutly delighted :)"

    I had just finished the Liveship Traders series yesterday ,and I had a look just on the off chance to see if this was available . I am so pleased thought I was going to have to read them, and I don't get much time for that. I hope the third tawny man will be ready before the conclusion to Rain Wild Chronicles :) Christina rather suprised I wasn't notified, in view of the fact I have ordered all of the others available, in the last few months.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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