Golden Fool (Tawny Man Series #2)

Golden Fool (Tawny Man Series #2)

by Robin Hobb
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Golden Fool (Tawny Man Series #2) by Robin Hobb

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: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread “beast magic.” Only Fitz’s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool’s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate.
 
Praise for Robin Hobb and Golden Fool
 
“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. . . . [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.”The Kansas City Star

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553897203
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Tawny Man Series , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 14,775
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Robin Hobb is the author of the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, the Soldier Son Trilogy, and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. She has also written as Megan Lindholm. She is a native of Washington State.


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Golden Fool (Tawny Man Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Hobb is my ultimate fall-back author. If ever I find myself in need of a guaranteed good read, I pick up a FitzChivalry novel. I love that the story evolves and that I every time I read it, I am immediately immersed right back into the world. I think these should be on the must-read list for any sci-fi / fantasy lover. Great characters, great story, and overall: extremely memorable! If you liked this book, I bet you will also like the "Magician" series by Raymond E. Feist (Particularly from book 3 on...) as well as his "Conclave of Shadows" series. I also think you would like "Dragon Weather" by Lawrence Watt-Evans, "A Shadow in Summer" by Daniel Abraham, and "Thief's Gamble" by Juliet E. McKenna.
Grandpa More than 1 year ago
As in many trilogies, book two is just filler between the beginning and the end. So is the case here. I was hoping to at least resolve the issue as to wheather the Fool is a woman, (dissapointing), or a man. As much as I like Robin Hobb's work, I found myself saying, "just what the heck was that chapter about?". The character plots meander all over the place, the story line seems to bog down with too many loose ends, awaiting book three. I managed to finish it, because of my devotion to Hobb, and anticipate satisfying endings to all the issues in book three. Having said that, If you like Hobb, you will find enough to make this a satisfying, if skimpy meal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robin Hobb is by far one of the greatest writers I have ever read. This installment of the Farseer saga is definitely the best so far; it was almost physical agony to put it down! From the beginning, in Assassin's Apprentice, I was drawn in by Hobb's portrayal of her characters; they are so real, so human...I genuinely feel affection for and a deep connection with Fitz and the rest of the cast (I didn't feel as strongly about the Liveship characters, perhaps because they were experienced through the third person perspective). It was heart-wrenching watching Fitz as he became distanced from those whom he loves most; the fight with the Fool nearly brought tears to my eyes! But that is part of what makes these novels so enchanting...Hobb's characters are far from perfect and make mistakes just like you and me. And if deeply detailed, complex characters aren't enough for you, the plot has enough twists and turns to keep your attention riveted for hours on end. I definitely recommend reading the Farseer and Liveship Trader trilogies before starting the Tawny Man series, as Golden Fool loses a lot of its impact otherwise. I was clearly too enraptured with the plot and inter-person relationships of the book to catch the slip made with Malta; she is Althea's niece, not her sister. However, considering that everything else about this book is perfect, I do not think that the mistake warrants a two-star deduction. I have already started reading the next book, Fool's Fate. Normally, I wait for the paperback edition, but there was no way I wouldn't have been able to wait a few hours to follow my friends on their adventure, much less the many months before the paperback was released. But, I digress...the point I want to convey is that this book, this author, is as magnificent as they come. You absolutely MUST read these novels; you will not be disappointed!
Nessa_231 6 days ago
One of my favorite books out of all of her books. Cant wait to read the finale of this trilogy :)
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WRIGHTMIND More than 1 year ago
ONE OF ROBIN'S BEST SERIES YET!!!!! THEY ARE ALL WONDERFUL BUT THIS SERIES IS ONE OF A KIND. THIS SERIES WRAP'S THEM ALL TOGETHER, WHAT A GIFT SHE HAS GIVEN US.
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