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Golden Fool
Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy | 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
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rretzler
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I love Robin Hobb‘s Realm of the Elderlings series. Her writing style is so conversational and effortless to read, even while she is putting her characters through the wringer. As always, Fitz doesn‘t heed the counsel of those wiser and creates what may be insurmountable problems, even though he seems to be growing. The Fool and Queen Kettriken are characteristically rational, patient and wonderful! We meet several from Liveship. 4.5/5.0 ⭐️ #2019

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rretzler
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As I‘m reading about dragons right now, I feel I need to repost this. 🐉 🐉🐉

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🐉 it‘s still funny no matter how many times I see it @julesG 2w
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emily_m_tubb
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1. Chocolate hazelnuts 😍
2. I bought two Robin Hobb trilogies due to Litsy- Go big or go home 🙈
3. So many! Horses, cats, rabbits, rats, mice, dogs, pollen - basically the natural world wants to kill me! 😂
4. Somewhere in between - super organised at work, slightly haphazard at home 🤷‍♀️
5. Murder on the Orient Express- yes, I loved it 😄 (I don't go to the cinema often, so haven't seen any new films in ages!)
#Humpdaypost @MinDea

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Kalalalatja
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Robin Hobb does #bittersweet so well 👌

#QuotsyNov17

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Andrew65
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briski
The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb
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More of the Fool, please please please. 😍

Siannalyn I love the Fool! 2y
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briski
The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb
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Shades of autumn. #fallintobooks
(I just LOVE photo prompts like these! 😍)

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elemenopew
The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb

How do you deal with the feeling of KNOWING things are about to go horribly horribly wrong, when there's nothing you can do to protect the characters you love? 😖

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elemenopew
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And onward we go!

Be kind to my heart, pretty. I think I'm all cried out from the last one.

(I say this with full knowledge that Hobb is perfectly capable - and inclined - to wrench my heart out in the first three chapters. Sigh.)

#RobinHobb #TawnyMan #Farseer #RotE #Realmoftheelderlings #fantasy

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Kalalalatja
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The second book in The Tawny Man trilogy was as enjoyable as the first!

My only complaint is that the blurb on the back made me believe that there would be more action - which there wasn't. Hobb's fantasy is more slow than many other I have read, which I love, but it always annoys me when a blurb doesn't represent the book very well.

KCorter You are in for a treat with the third! It is one of my favorites by Robin Hobb. 2y
Kalalalatja @KCorter I am just about to start it now, I can't wait! 2y
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Kalalalatja
The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb
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Breakfast, coffee and reading in bed - perfect vacation morning 👌☕️

#currentlyreading

Lacythebookworm Perfect! 2y
HKGirl At first glance I read that author's name as Robin Hood! 😁 2y
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KCorter
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This is me today, and I am an emotional wreck because of it.
#FitzandtheFool got me like 💔

Smrloomis 👍🏽💕💕💕 2y
Lmstraubie Isn't it amazing how some books just melt into your soul? 2y
Sophoclessweetheart This is hilarious . I love it 💗 2y
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Melissa_J
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February was not a particularly good reading month for me in terms of number of books read, but the books I did read were good ones. My favourite book was Golden Fool by Robin Hobb. #BestofFebruary #FeistyFeb

Andrew65 I actually read an impressive 21 books during February! Not sure how I did that! An impressive 7675 pages, and 8 books up on February last year. 2y
Andrew65 My favourite books were Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard. 2y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 21 book just in Feb?? That's my total for the year so far LOL. 2y
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Andrew65 Don't know why but I seem to have got through a lot of books this year. Currently onto number 50 and 51, with a group Read starting tomorrow which will be 52. Big increase on last year for some reason. 2y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 I'm actually well ahead of my usual pace this year, too, and since it is March Break I have the week off with my daughter so I have extra reading time at the moment 📚😊 2y
Andrew65 Always good to have that extra reading time. My next period of intense reading time will be over the Easter Period. You seem to have got out of your reading funk! 2y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 totally! Except I have too many books on the go at the moment. PS - I just gave you a shout out on here, so your followers numbers will likely increase 😊 2y
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Melissa_J
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You can't go wrong when it comes to Robin Hobb. I just love Fitz and the Fool. Letter G #LitsyAtoZ

TrishB Great book and love that cover 💟 2y
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Melissa_J
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I'm not alone, but since I'm the only one in the house reading I can happily take part in tonight's #LitsyPartyofOne 📚

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Melissa_J
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This is #whereiread 📚 #riotgrams

Lmstraubie Very cozy & inviting 😍 2y
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Melissa_J
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I generally don't plan my reading in advance, but as I've already started three of five books pictured here I think it's safe to assume I'll continue to read them 😊 #feistyfebruary #TBR

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Melissa_J
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I seriously just stood in front of some of my bookshelves for 15 minutes trying to figure out what to read next. I kept pulling books out only to put them back seconds later. I'm a moody reader and couldn't figure out exactly what I was in the mood for. But when my eyes found my Robin Hobb shelf i knew my problem was solved! Anyone else a fan of Hobb?

DGRachel I've never read anything by Robin Hobb but I love when things just click. 2y
Melissa_J @DGRachel do you read fantasy? If so, I highly recommend Hobb 😊 2y
DGRachel @Melissa_J Is there one I should start with? 2y
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Melissa_J @DGRachel I would start with Assassin's Apprentice. It's the first book in the Farseer Trilogy. 2y
DGRachel I will add it to my TBR! 2y
Tracey_19 I haven't read Robin Hobb....yet! 2y
Andrew65 I know that problem Melissa, sometimes really struggle to choose a new book when I have just finished one - even if they are by favourite authors. Sometimes pick a book read the first sentence or paragraph then put it back and choose another. Can repeat this cycle several times. 2y
Andrew65 Not read any Robin Hobb but keep meaning to. Again have looked at The Assassin's Apprentice (I own an e-copy) but never get past the few few sentences. Don't know why! 2y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 @Tracey_19 you two need to read Hobb asap! You won't be sorry 😊 2y
Andrew65 Message received and understood. 😊 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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I am so glad I took my time reading this.
It was a delight to read and I enjoyed returning to Buckkeep again!
Robin Hobb's character development is just flawless. And, although it is the second book in a triology, it did not seem to have the certain 2. Book feel, like some others do.

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DuckOfDoom
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I just started this one and I am sure Robin Hobb will take me away into the Six Duchies again. Thankfully, we have books #AllIsNotLost
And the wonderful owl bookmark always makes me smile😊

@Liberty

TrishB Never seen that cover! Enjoy 😀 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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I got so many #bookishgifts / books for christmas! 11📚!!
And I gave 6 books as presents to my family.
I had a veeery bookish christmas. What about you?

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The Fool is my #favouritesidekick. Fitz would be nothing without his loyal friend. The Fool is witty and mysterious, the perfect combination. You never know what he will do next and he speaks in riddles. These books would not be nearly as good without him. #booktober @RealLifeReading

TrishB I nominated the Fool too......Fitz and the Fool are amazing 😀 3y
I-read-and-eat @TrishB Their friendship is so wonderful! 3y
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LauraReads
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I sound like a broken record when I talk about Robin Hobb, but seriously, this lady can do no harm...in my mind she is queen of fantasy fiction. I got to the end of this book and realised to my surprise that not a lot of 'action' had actually happened but this did not matter at all.

Trav This has been on my TBR list for ages. Might need to bump it up. 3y
LauraReads Have you read The Assassins Apprentice (first book in the Farseer Trilogy) Id definitely recommend doing that series before this one @Trav 3y
Trav @LauraReads Robin Hobb has been on my radar for a while now, I just haven't had a chance to read anything from her. I'll definitely start with that one though -- thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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LauraReads
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Don't let the horrible cover Litsy has on record fool you, this book is amazing so far...Hobb has yet to disappoint me

Trav Yay! Welcome to Litsy. It's great, you're going to love it 👍🏻 3y
LauraReads Thanks @Trav I am keen...now I just have to build up my collection, if only there was a way to connect with Goodreads haha 3y
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