Tawny Man

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,660 ratings

Fool's Errand Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid fantasy story in first person

    • By Kevin Stokes on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Editing not perfect

    • By K.V. on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152

    Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret - one that could topple the throne.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Boring Years, Part 2

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers. Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken’s tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our Beloved Keeps On Delivering

    • By Mikael on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 3

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 32 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465

    FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislands - and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliana’s demand?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A triumphant ending to the trilogy!

    • By GLENNO on 08-16-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    The moving end to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon's wings, or a Fool's heart. A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz – sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good shit

    • By Petter on 04-09-15
    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 03-28-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

    Regular price: $28.77