Fool's Fate

Fool s Fate 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

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 trappeFitzChivalry 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 Elliania s demand Knowing that the Fool has foretold he will die on the island of ice, Fitz plots to leave his dearest friend behind But fate cannot so easily be defied Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool s Fate Fantasy as it ought to be written Robin Hobb s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons George R R Martin Robin Hobb s rich, vibrant and unique world is filled with sentient ships, magical beasts, and fascinating characters Highly recommended Library Journal Rich, enchanting fantasy from one of today s best practitioners reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin s The Other Wind and Anne McCaffrey s Pern series BookPageFrom the Hardcover edition.

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  1. I am shocked to find that some people think a 2 star I liked it rating is a bad rating What I liked it I LIKED it That means I read the whole thing, to the last page, in spite of my life raining comets on me It s a good book that survives the reading process with me If a book is so so, it ends up under the bed somewhere, or maybe under a stinky judo bag in the back of the van So a 2 star from me means,yes, I liked the book, and I d loan it to a friend and it went everywhere in my jacket pocket or purse until I finished it A 3 star means that I ve ignored friends to finish it and my sink is full of dirty dishes A 4 star means I m probably in trouble with my editor for missing a deadline because I was reading this book But I want you to know I don t finish books I don t like There s too many good ones out there waiting to be found.Robin Hobb is the author of three well received fantasy trilogies The Farseer Trilogy Assassin s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin s Quest , The Liveship Traders Trilogy Ship of Magic, Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny and the Tawny Man Trilogy Fool s Errand, Golden Fool, and Fool s Fate Her current work in progress is entitled Shaman s Crossing Robin Hobb lives and works in Tacoma, Washington, and has been a professional writer for over 30 years.In addition to writing, her interests include gardening, mushrooming, and beachcombing She and her husband Fred have three grown children and one teenager, and three grand children.She also writes as Megan Lindholm, and works under that name have been finalists for the Hugo award, the Nebula Award, and the Endeavor award She has twice won an Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Readers Award.

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  1. My review will most likely contradict my rating but seriously, this is not an easy book for me to review I have several problems with it and yet I can t help but love this book.Fool s Fate is the conclusion to the Tawny Man trilogy and as far as I know, it is by far the most highly praised book among Hobb s big fans Honestly speaking, the praises did affect my expectation on this installment a bit Considering how the majority of the fans especially booktubers claimed this is by far Hobb s best b [...]


  2. If you ve made it this far, you probably know what you re getting into when you start a Robin Hobb book I certainly did, and it doesn t change the fact that my soul is now a heap of shreds on the floor Oh, is that melodramatic I don t care I can count on one hand the number of books that have made me cry, and this is one of them twice, in fact, and a few times afterward My poor soul That is not to say that this was a perfect book I thought the beginning started out rather slowly, so at first I h [...]


  3. So I don t know how I am supposed to begin writing up a review for this book because never in my whole life have I been as affected and devastated, happy and excited, lonely and angry as I was throughout the adventures of this book This is my all time favourite book It s exceptional It s leagues ahead of all others except for The Mad Ship, also by Hobb, which was recently my favourite book overtaken by another Hobb book for so many reasons, and trying to gather my thoughts and rein them in enoug [...]


  4. All friendships go through rough patches at one time or another, and in this Fitz s relationship with the Fool is pushed almost to breaking point Fitz has begun to have doubts, which come from even stronger feelings of fear he fears for the future, a future that may not correspond with the Fool s ideas A dragon lies between then, one Fitz has to slay and one the Fool wishes to save Friendship becomes the problem and the answer, as Fitz begins to realise that everything that as ever happened to h [...]


  5. This book Damn This is one of the best books I ve read in a long time I haven t been this emotionally affected by a book in years I cried so many times, which is rare for me It was perfect Seriously, reading all of Hobb s books is worth it just to get to this one Perfect Perfect Perfect


  6. This series was all set to be my Robin Hobb all time favorite surpassing even Liveship Traders.The writing is absolutely superb and the world Hobb has created continues to wow me in its complexity It is a world I wouldn t mind spending forever in And she has frequently brought me to tears with the beautiful moments she captures between her amazing characters.All that night, I cradled him in my arms, as closely as if he were my child or my lover As closely as if he were my self, wounded and alone [...]


  7. I dedicate this review to the Fool.This novel was incredible My goodness, I was crying throughout I can t even come close to justifying it within this mere review Hobb has yet again created a magical novel, filled with intrigue, pain, laughter and lots of surprises I can honestly say this was the best ending to a trilogy I have ever read Though I do admit, whilst reading it, I did get really worried, I kept thinking someone was going to die view spoiler When the Fool dies and comes back to life [...]


  8. Home is people Not a place If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any Puedo decir con total seguridad que este libro es el mejor de Robin Hobb que he le do Pocas veces una novela supera mis expectativas cuando s que esta va a ser excelente, sin embargo, desafiando las probabilidades, Fool s fate me demostr que siempre se puede dar un poco m s, que siempre Hobb tiene una l grima o una sonrisa inesperada para darme I told you I set no limits on m [...]


  9. Things picked up a lot from the second book in this trilogy, and this conclusion to the Tawny Man series became highly entertaining and compelling I loved how things developed for Fitz and obviously, I loved the conclusion as well Right now, I m actually tempted to continue reading about him in Hobb s 5th series that takes place in this world, but for now I will just enjoy what I ve already read of him because it was really good


  10. For me, the love of a book comes from the sum of it s parts Had it not been for the ending in this final chapter of the Farseer worldI would have given Fool s Fate five stars However, I was sorely disappointed possibly depressed with how the story closed between Fitz and Beloved R Hobb has an extraordinary gift for emotionally engaging readers into this beautiful, complicated world she has envisioned This, perhaps why I find the ending so unforgivable Had she not made the relationship between Fi [...]


  11. This one was so difficult for me It was so emotional and so wonderful, yet at the same time devastated me beyond belief I m so happy with how this ended and a small part of me wants to leave it there Fitz is happy He is in his children s life, he has Molly again and a life he is happy to live The Fool is no longer a part of his life for he has gone on his own path I shall continue with the series however The Rain Wild Chronicles awaits me next and then The Fitz and The Fool trilogy The title of [...]


  12. I was very happy with this series though I wouldn t recommend anyone read it without reading the Farseer trilogy first I must have been happy because I read all three books within a week at the cost of many hours of sleep.However, can I just say to those of you who have read these books that I couldn t really buy the Molly thing Is anyone with me on this I understand she represents home and hearth for him or cave and cubs and perhaps his lost youth But she just wasn t a compelling character for [...]


  13. How could I give you anything less than what you deserve And if it s something you already deserve is it really mine to give DThis was a perfect ending Ah, Beloved Of all the things I must bid farewell to, you are the most difficult to lose Forgive me that I have avoided you Better, perhaps, that we make a space between us and become accustomed to it before fate forces that upon us.


  14. Bitter sweetness or sweet bitternessEpic I was absolutely crazy when I finished the final, 6th book about The Fool and the Assasin, I couldn t read, couldn t sleep, concentrate or communicate with people I got lost in the thoughts and emotions after absorbing this Story The funny thing is that currently I spend my summer vacations out of town and without any internet But after I finished the last pages and the understanding that THIS is the end, no Fool and Fitz relationship for you dear, it al [...]


  15. A good and satisfying ending to what has become my favourite Hobb trilogy I thought the ending of the Farseer trilogy was good as well even though many didn t find it a very fitting ending because a lot of Fitz pain and sacrifice went largely unrewarded and unrecognised But I think even many of those critics would appreciate the end of this series.Like the last book of the Farseer Trilogy, this book brings us to a dragon centric quest An adventure where the hero goes off to slay a dragon Wellat [...]


  16. A letter home That s it then, another quest came to an end Another set of mysteries explained We went sailing which Thick was very grateful for and ice fishing, we made ice castles though labyrinth would probably cover it better and we even made a dragon or two fly The weather wasn t very good, and I probably hadn t packed enough Siberian inspired winter clothes but I survived, somehow The food wasn t really good either, but luckily I found an abandoned honey jar on the way.As always, I was in m [...]


  17. Fool s Fate has one of the most satisfying endings I ve read in a long time When I first began Assassin s Apprentice, I thought Oh, it s first person That s boring Now I know the main character won t die Well, Hobb taught me that there are far worse things you can do to a character than kill them After 6 books of Hobb physically and emotionally torturing FitzChivalry, I was very surprised to see an ending like this It was such an amazing ending How did I expect the ending to go Something like th [...]


  18. While the book does drag along at times, it was such fun to go to the OutIslands I have a soft spot for matriarchal cultures so found that particularly fun and interesting The pacing wasn t always exactly to my liking, but the story was compelling enough to get me through those bits that felt a bit long I ve come to so love these characters and the end had my teary eyed than once Looking forward to the last trilogy in the series next


  19. So bittersweet It s going to be hard for any book series for the rest of the year to top the experience I had with the Tawny Man trilogy I first read the Farseer trilogy when I was in my mid teens, roughly Fitz s age through the trilogy I connected to a lot of his conflicts I m now the same age as Fitz during the Tawny Man trilogy, and I think that helped the books resonate with me as an adult I don t think I would have been able to connect with his challenges as a father in several capacities i [...]


  20. What I ve come to expect from a Robin Hobb book That is, it has about twice as many pages as the plot should support, but that s alright Because the remaining text is filled with essential character development, which is Hobb s greatest strength as a writer So in that sense, it s a typical book from her But on the other hand, it s very much its own story, or sub story of the greater tale of FitzChivalry Farseer.I won t really comment much on how it wraps up this trilogy, for fear of spoilers, bu [...]


  21. Overall impression is one big disappointment.The whole trilogy left a feeling of the bloated fourth volume of The Farseer Trilogy where all loose ends are being tied up Although, it is done very ungratefully WARNING SPOILERSFitz Molly reunion plus 7 kids bonus is very artificial and out of context 16 Years is not 16 months They would be totally different people regardless of what happened within this period Let alone vast life experience that affected both of them.Fool personal disappointment he [...]


  22. I think the last line of Fool s Fate sums up my feelings for the book and the trilogy perfectly I am content.Technically I know I should go onto the Rainwild Traders next but there is a certain other Hobb book that is screaming out to me to read me first Fool s Assassin And for the first time I will be basically reading her new book live rather than years after the original release Can t wait to swim in uncharted waters.


  23. Recommendation Buy this book series and make it top priority.Fool s Fate by Robin Hobb is the culmination of the Tawny Man Trilogy, a trilogy that got better with each book, and ended spectacularly with a lot of feeling Fool s Fate is the 9th book in Hobb s Realm of the Elderling Series and those books need to be read before you read Fool s Fate Those trilogies are The Farseer Trilogy and The Liveship Traders Trilogy This is an epic fantasy series that focuses on characterization and inter perso [...]


  24. In three words tense, heartbreaking, emotional An accumulation of small acts can change the world When I started reading the Tawny Man trilogy, people warned me that it would be sad but that the pain would be worth it Now I ve finished, I can definitely see what they mean My emotions were all over the place during the last half or so of this book So many things happened SO MANY FEELS To backtrack a little, having read the Farseer trilogy and the Liveship Traders trilogy, this is the third trilog [...]



  25. And if I said I would follow you then Leave my other life behind and go with you Estoy destruidaa Hobb me parti el coraz n en pedacitos y lo volvi a enmendar y despu s me lo volvi a romper Me cost mucho avanzar durante las primeras 250 p ginas, pero despu s de eso no pude parar de leer Lo que hace esta autora es incre ble Los personajes de sus historias son como personas reales para mi, y sus sufrimientos y pesares los vivo en carne propia Este libro atenta contra el cuerpo del lector, en serio [...]



  26. I m going to try not to gush in this review but I am very happy to end 2007 with this book This book on many occassions brought tears to my eyes as I read momments of great sadness and momments that touch the heart All of this is interlaced with a brilliant narative, characters that are painfully real feeling, and a world also rendered equally real.I ve savored this book over the last 3 4 months, partly to prolong the experience but also for fear of running out of great fantasy to read I started [...]


  27. This book wrecked me I m not much of a crier, I m not sure if I remember the last book that made me cry but this book got to me.After reading eight books Farseer trilogy, LiveShips and then the first two of this series to get to this one, I ve become so invested in these characters And Hobb s characters are very real Maddeningly real They make stupid decisions, and painful mistakes, and sometimes they re so full of uncertainty that they are unable to act at all And as a reader I found myself rig [...]


  28. Realms of the Elderlings, third series done and it s getting better and better This last part from Tawny Man was incredible and the sun has risen, at last, on Fitz street After around seven thousand pages I was finally rewarded I felt that a stone lifted from my heart that s how good Robin Hobb writes.But all these stories are not only about Fitz, the Fool, dragons and scheming It goes deeper it shows the human inner nature, one struggle with his thoughts and feelings, what it takes to make deci [...]


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