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Assassin's Quest
Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy | Robin Hobb
100 posts | 148 read | 5 reading | 45 to read
King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitzor so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad questperhaps to death. Only Veritys returnor the heir his princess carriescan save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within himcurrents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassins Quest Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobbs books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.George R. R. Martin An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in printincluding mine!Melanie RawnFrom the Paperback edition.
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Chancecall
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A strong finish to an excellent trilogy. Difficult to review without spoilers but it‘s gripping all the way to the end, everything ties up nicely with a number of flourishing twists to keep you guessing and I really grew to love Fitz and Nighteyes. I felt like Fitz‘s personality develops nicely in this book without losing key character flaws, which really humanises him as a character. On to the live ship trader trilogy I go!

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TheKidUpstairs
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Happy New Year! Just returned from a week of reading on the beach, and by the pool, and on the plane, and anywhere else I could!

Finished Assassin's Quest for #Booked2019 - Political Intrigue
Read Dragon Springs Road for #Booked2020 #CoverCrush (love that beautiful emerald green!)
Read One Day in December in a day for #Booked2020 Finish in a day
And yesterday on the flight home I finished Internment for #Booked2020 Hat/head covering on cover.

4thhouseontheleft Sounds like a wonderful vacation! How did you like Internment? That is one I am considering for that prompt. 1mo
Smarkies You definitely read a whole lot of books! 1mo
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Cinfhen Good for you!!!! You earned that vacation 🙌🏻🧡😎and your kids deserve props for letting you read 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen my parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and husband get all the props for playing with the boys so I could read in the shade with baby Annie! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Smarkies my favourite kind of vacation! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @4thhouseontheleft I thought it was quite well done. Obviously a reaction to the current political climate in the US, and drawing on history for a cautionary tale that is, unfortunately, all too plausible. I liked some of the characters, but they could have been fleshed out more. The plot made for a fast paced read. I'd say it's worth a read! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! (Now I need to control my envy about your reading locale!) 🏝 1mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Started this one on Kobo last night. I'm excited to complete the Farseer trilogy, and am so thankful to all the Littens who have trumpeted their love for Robin Hobb. I don't think I'd have picked up these books without the Litsy love, and I've been so engrossed in Fitz's world. #BlameitonLitsy

I'll be using this towards #Booked2019 because I've been reading enough real world political intrigue in the news, so it's fantasy world intrigue ftw!

Cinfhen Good choice!!! 3mo
Kalalalatja Yay! So happy you are enjoying the series! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t blame you for staying away from real life for this prompt! ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
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readingjedi
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As much as I enjoyed this concluding volume of this trilogy boy was it a slog! It would benefit hugely from a severe editing as it got vague & flabby in places. Fitz finally gets out that damn keep though he's still as slow on the uptake as ever. Plot took a slightly disappointing turn into fantasy cliche (enter dragons) & the climax took a lot of getting to which diminished it ever so slightly. Did love the ending though... cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above. The explanation of the Red Ship Raiders motivations was seemingly low key but as I fully grasped it it was nothing short of heart stopping. I also loved the resolution of Molly & Burrich's story. Very enjoyable & immersive fantasy - did I enjoy it as much as Symphony of Ages? Not quite but very nearly. 5mo
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readingjedi
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It took me a MONTH to read the first book of this trilogy (including 2 weeks of not reading it at all) and 2 weeks to read the second one. This one has 849 pages so not sure how long it will take me to get through it.....

....and then I remember my daughter goes back to school on Tuesday and I do a brief and very restrained happy dance.

Am I a bad mama for being overjoyed to get my reading time back?

MicrobeMom No! Enjoy! All us mom are ready for the kids to go back at the end of summer!! ♥️ 6mo
Tamra No! 👏🏾👏🏾 6mo
Owlizabeth OMG Tuesday canNOT get here soon enough!! I need quiet time!! 6mo
Brooke_H No! But I need your secrets! My kids are back in school, and I still don‘t have any free time! 😫 6mo
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Jovy
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The final installment in the Farseer trilogy was long, sometimes exhausting, but the end was most satisfying! Hobb is a master storyteller - I am completely in love with all the characters (except maybe for Regal). And I think Nighteyes might be the wisest of them all.

This is my first Hobb trilogy, and highly recommend it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ But now to decide which of her series to tackle next!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#TallShipCelebration #Quest

I really, really, want to read this Hobb series again. It's been so long and I loved it so much back in the day when I originally read it.

I haven't even read her newest trilogy, Fitz and The Fool, yet, cuz I want to start back at the beginning first. I have them...they're sitting on my shelf taunting me...I just gotta get to them. 😅

@CrowCAH

rretzler I‘m currently reading it for the first time and loving it. Next up for me is 7mo
Sweetkokoro I‘m so confused on where to start this series. I own the Fitz and The Fool Trilogy but I keep getting mixed information on where to start. It‘s driving me crazy. 7mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @Sweetkokoro Start with the Farseer trilogy. The first books is called Assassins Apprentice. 👍 7mo
CrowCAH I have Hobbs on the TBR; the Ship of Magic! 7mo
Sweetkokoro Thank you so much, everyone else‘s answers were always all over the place, this helps a ton! 7mo
vivastory @Sweetkokoro I read Assassin's Apprentice this week & I LOVED it. It's very different from other modern fantasy. 7mo
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Minervasbutler
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A successful month! 💖📖💖 8mo
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Minervasbutler
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Even longer than the previous installment, there is possibly too much of the walking-hunting-making camp-eating element, along with the frequent "hot girl tries to bed Fitz" episodes, but things pick up speed towards the end and everything comes to a reasonably satisfying conclusion. I think the trilogy as a whole deserves 5, if only for Nighteyes, hands down the best wolf in all fiction.

xicanti Nighteyes forever! 8mo
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TiffanyMichele
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I just couldn‘t. This Author is out to wrench our feels and make us sad.
Nope. I am not finishing this nor am I going to continue reading any of Robin Hobbs books at this point in time.
No thank you.
⭐️ DNF‘d 54% through.

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Cityofamber
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This is the weakest book in the trilogy. There was a large part of the book that was slow and dragged (too much time on the repetitive “we walked, then built camp, hunted, and slept”). That time could of been spent on developing the ending more. But through out the whole book I was completely invested in the world and the characters. Also an odd pairing at the end didn‘t sit well with me.

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kgriffith
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Last night of the semester in the FP commuter house. This exchange between Jojen and Bran reminds me of Fitz, and how difficult it was for him to return to caring about things the way a human does after being more Witted than not.

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king_t33
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A great 3rd and final installment. Hobb really brings the story together very well. The ending is a bit long in my opinion making it less climactic than I feel it should have been. Overall though it's a wonderful book written by an amazing author and I would recommend reading.

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wanderinglynn
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#HelloThursday
1. 7F/-13C with the wind chill -1F/-18C
2. 75F/24C
3. 68F/20C - it‘s been running almost nonstop
4. Rainy & coolish (not cold)
5. Any epic fantasy series because I can read them straight through!

👋🏻 to my new followers: @bca922 @WriterBob @fairygirl4life @AntoinetteBuchanan @farrahkohn @vaanshere @dr.vishalvernekar @orange.books @Isabella26 @jenniferw88 @Shiann49 @Shaneyney

Use #HelloThursday, tag me, & play along!

Erofan Thanks for posting! 💕 It's always fun and interesting! 13mo
wanderinglynn @Erofan So glad you enjoy the Hello Thursday posts. 13mo
Gaylagal2 I really love your hello Thursday 🤓 The questions are awesome! But your Litsy handle was kind of hard to read and I'm sorry for not tagging your name😟 I'm just now figuring out its you🤙❤️ 13mo
wanderinglynn @Gaylagal2 No worries! ☺️ It‘s all for fun. 13mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Sorry @wanderinglynn stuck in hospital and one handed for the time being . I will attempt this as soon as I‘m back to normal 13mo
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mellissimo
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To anyone who struggles with the first book of this series as much as me: Keep on reading! It will soon turn into one of the best fantasy series you have ever read.😍

I love it when I get so completely absorbed by a good story that I forget everything around me and when sudden turns and revealings actually leave you being shocked because you didn't expect it.

I want to read more from this universe and would love to hear your suggestions.🤗

vivastory @Kalalalatja is a big Robin Hobb fan, she'd have some good suggestions 13mo
TrishB There are three trilogies about Fitz and the Fool - they‘re all fab! 13mo
Kalalalatja And The Liveship Traders trilogy! It has strong female characters, pirates and talking ships. What more can you want 😄 13mo
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ErinSueMreads I loveeeee robin hobb! 13mo
mellissimo @TrishB @Kalalalatja Hmm.. the fool was one of my favourite characters so this series sounds good but pirates are also awesome! I will have to do more research about those, so many possibilities 😍😁 Thanks for the suggestions ❤ 13mo
Chrissyreadit @mellissimo can you check email please? Sent you message ☺️ 13mo
mellissimo @Chrissyreadit sorry, it got lost in the spam folder, so i didn't see it right away. 🙈 I wrote you an answer just now :) 13mo
TrishB You have a lot to look forward to 😁 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I haven‘t read any Robin Hobb but have 2 in my TBR and am excited! 13mo
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Mitch
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I don‘t think I‘ll finish another in 2018, so my final year end total is 68 (16 over target!). I‘ve read some corkers this year, most of which were #blameitonlitsy! 🎉🎉🎉

Heideschrampf Well done! 14mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳🎉📚 14mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 14mo
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laurenbescoby Amazing! 🎉 I like seeing people's page counts. My book total is 16 more than yours however you've read approx 2000 more pages. I've read more books but less pages than last year. 14mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 14mo
Crazeedi Congrats! Well done! 14mo
AmyG Yay🎉 14mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳💜🥳 14mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congrats 🍾 🥂 14mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 YAY! 14mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
Mitch @laurenbescoby I‘m a stat nerd, so I love it ! I‘ve read more this year since joining Litsy...gotta be a good thing! 14mo
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mellissimo
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I hope that can't be considered a spoiler but: A bear called Hilda!! 😂😂😂
That's just the most ridiculous name for a bear! 😁
I had to laugh so hard when I read this ^^
I really like the book so far, this series is just getting better and better!

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SimplyShelia
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I am so sad to be parting with these characters! An epic end to the Farseer trilogy. I can't say more than that without breaking it down in a way that will spoil it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

TrishB It‘s an awesome trilogy 💜 carry on with the rest of Fitz and the Fool‘s story though- it‘s incredible! 1y
SimplyShelia I definitely intend to! I'm so not ready to let these characters go, and I noticed the first book available from my library through Libby so I don't have to leave them yet! 💚 1y
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SMayWrites
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Someday I will be able to read this whole series. Someday.

#toberead #foolsassassin #robinhobb #fiction

BebsReads What is this series about? It looks good! 1y
the_hibernator You should maybe try to motivate yourself with a year long group read? 1y
SMayWrites @the_hibernator Oh! That would be fun! 1y
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the_hibernator @SMayWrites Have you read any of them? There appear to be 16. I wouldn't be able to do more than one a month, I'm afraid...if you were to do a group read. 1y
SMayWrites @the_hibernator I haven't! I started the first one over a year ago but got distracted and never continued. I would be comfortable doing one a month too. Some of them look a little long and I'm a slow reader 😊 1y
the_hibernator @SMayWrites I am a slow reader as well. I would probably go for audiobooks, since I am thinking of doing a year of Shakespeare - so that will take up a lot of my physical book reading time. Let me know if you decide to do it. 1y
SMayWrites @the_hibernator Will do! I'll have to look at how to organize that. Thanks for the idea! 1y
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Mitch
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Oh I love a good train journey...... empty carriage, rolling countryside, snacks and spending time with friends (via post!)

kathedron Jackie Morris's art 😍 1y
AmyG Beautiful note card. 1y
Mdargusch I love that card and train rides! 1y
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Mitch @kathedron she‘s so brilliant isn‘t she? 1y
Mitch @Mdargusch @AmyG it was a super mellow way to pass a few hours! 1y
iread2much That card is lovely! 1y
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Soubhiville
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Almost 40 hours is a long audiobook! But it was great. I really like The Fool, and of course Night Eyes and Fitz.

Robin Hobb is really good at in depth chunkster fantasy, with strong history and fun interesting characters. She‘s a commitment, but so worth it!

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Mitch
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A diverse reading month - fictionalised true story, two lots of short stories ( book clubs!), a chunkster epic and an award winning novella! Sadly no #onenonfictionamonth though. #septemberinbooks

Reviewsbylola Did you enjoy Fever? I thought it was great! 1y
Mitch @Reviewsbylola I really liked it. A fab blend of fact & fiction 1y
Leftik Yes All Systems Red! 1y
Mitch @Leftik an unexpected one for me & really enjoyed it! 1y
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Mitch
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Wow - Robin Hobb sure can close out a trilogy with a bang! This really is a true quest - a long road trip, adventure, magic, disaster, recovery, disaster again, heartbreak, riddles, puzzles, tests of strength and skill - it has it all! This book really showcases why Robin Hobb is a supreme storyteller. Cant say anymore or it'll be a spoiler!

TrishB Love these 💕 1y
Mitch @TrishB every book just gets better and better! 1y
TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 she writes for the long haul. 1y
Kalalalatja Great review! 👏👏 1y
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Mitch
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Celebrating the final 2 chapters with a caramel custard doughnut topped with a Cadbury‘s Crunchie! #readingsnacks

zzz Woh, dang😋😋 1y
Mitch @Jen_is_always_reading it was pretty full on! 1y
CoffeeNBooks That donut looks amazing!! 1y
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Kalalalatja Gaaaah you are killing me 🤤🤤🤤 1y
PurpleyPumpkin So decadent!😋 1y
Heideschrampf 😍🙊🤐😱🤤 1y
Redwritinghood That donut! Oh my! 😍😍 1y
Oryx Now I need a Crunchie 1y
iread2much Ooo, that looks yummy! 1y
Mitch @Kalalalatja Sunday treats! It‘s been the first real fall day here- so we‘re celebrating with blankets and comfort food! 1y
DivaDiane Good thing I saw this just AFTER I ate. I am not tempted. No siree! So, your thoughts on the first trilogy? I just finished my reread of Assassin‘s Apprentice. Will slowly reread them. I doubt I‘ll catch up, but If you want to discuss, there won‘t be spoilers for me. 1y
Mitch @DivaDiane cool! I read the liveship trilogy first and I now have questions!! I loved this story, but I stayed up half the night to read the Liveship finale and this one didn‘t quite get me so bad! I loved it though and feel Hobb is a genius at closing out a story. 1y
DivaDiane You did it just like I did and I completely missed the Fool in the LiveShip Traders. Otherwise, my feelings toward the Farseer Trilogy were much like yours because the LiveShip Traders Tril is just so mind-blowing. But this time around, having finished the whole 16 book series, I‘m noticing things. It‘s really amazing how just about everything that is important throughout the whole series makes an appearance in Assassin‘s Apprentice. 1y
DivaDiane Oh, and what questions? You can WhatsApp me. 1y
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Mitch
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Final day in Scotland so running out of #readingonlocation time 😢

Time for a few chapters beside Ardvreck Castle, travelling with Fitz to the Mountain Region. 👏🏻👏🏻

wanderinglynn Enjoy both the book & the beautiful scenery! ❤️💚 1y
olivia.ferz Lovely!! Enjoy!! 1y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1y
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Mitch
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Today‘s reading location....When this area, Sandwood, first appeared on maps in the 17th century it was described as an extreme wilderness where wolves love to roam. Brilliant timing as the book I‘m reading has a significant wolf in it and the chapter I‘m on, that wolf has a starring role! #readingonlocation

AileenRR Beautiful 1y
MicrobeMom Beautiful Mitch!!! 1y
Cathythoughts Timeless 💫💫💫I love that 1y
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Mitch @MicrobeMom @AileenRR Thanks Guys. It‘s super remote and took 2 hrs to hike there but was determined to get there! 1y
youneverarrived Stunning 💚 1y
TrishB Nighteyes 💕 beautiful surroundings 1y
Reecaspieces That is awesome! 1y
GypsyKat That‘s awesome! 1y
Mdargusch Spectacular! 1y
LeahBergen Wow! 😍😍😍 1y
Megara Stunning! 😮 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! 1y
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Mitch
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Thermals & waterproof trousers plus hat and hood (secured against the wind!).....I‘m determine to nestle in the dunes and read at least one chapter!

Megara Beautiful ♥️ 1y
TrishB Gorgeous 😘 1y
Lynnsoprano That is just beautiful! I want to be there, too! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
AmyG How beautiful. 1y
Mitch @Lynnsoprano @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG @TrishB @Megara I lasted 2 chapters! Now seeking fire and warmth! 🤣 1y
Kalalalatja That view 👌 1y
JennyM That is spectacular 1y
Mdargusch Gorgeous! 1y
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Mitch
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Day two in Scotland. Massive walk across beaches, sand dunes, cliff tops and peat bogs. We had sun, driving rain, 50mph winds and it was sooo cold. But so amazingly beautiful we didn‘t care. I‘ve now bagged my reading chair for the evening!

How‘s the audio going @Soubhiville ?

Cathythoughts Nice chair 👍🏻. I would love that weather now ... definitely ready for the seasons changing 1y
Mitch @Cathythoughts us too - we‘ve never been so pleased to be wrapped up and feeling the wind and rain. No doubt after a while the novelty will wear off! 1y
LeahBergen That looks wonderfully cozy! 1y
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Kaye Hope you have a wonderful trip. I think I need new glasses ! The first thing I thought when I saw that photo, was WOW, LOOK AT THAT HUGE CAT !! 1y
Samplergal Hope your trip continues to be fun. Another place I‘d love to go. Enjoy! 1y
Mitch @Kaye oh that‘s funny. I wish it were ... missing my three little ones! 1y
Mitch @LeahBergen it really is. Mels just got the log fire going and I think I‘m in heaven! 1y
Soubhiville That looks super cozy! I‘m about 11 hours in! Of course it‘s great. 1y
Kalalalatja Sounds like you are having a great trip, and that chair looks heavenly! 1y
emmaturi Glad you are enjoying Scotland! 1y
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Mitch
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Promised myself I should complete some trilogies before starting new ones - so going in! Didn‘t take long for the Hobb bug to bite - I‘m hooked! @Soubhiville is 4,000+ miles away and has started it on the same day! Without us coordinating! If only more of life was as coordinated!

Soubhiville How funny! So many connections on so many levels 💜 1y
Mitch 🖤👍🏼🖤 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1y
smilingshelves I'm reading this one, too! I'm about on page 300. ☺️ 1y
Mitch @smilingshelves oh wow- must be the onset of autumn which has made us all reach for the chunksters again! I‘m on 254! 1y
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Soubhiville
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I couldn‘t wait, and dove right in to this 40 hour #chunkster audiobook. Robin Hobb‘s got her fantasy hooks in me again! I really love this author.

#fantasychunkster #trilogylove

Betty I love the fact we talked in person about this 40-hour book! 1y
sammisho 40 hours!!! I can't wait! 1y
Mitch OMG - that‘s sooooo funny! I started it this morning! We‘re off to Scotland on Monday for a few days and I‘m hoping for good reading time so chose this! Can‘t believe we‘re starting in the same day! Freaky! 🤣 1y
Laura317 And I thought Name of the Wind was long at 27 hours! 😳 1y
wanderinglynn Love Robin Hobb! 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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annkuch13
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Sunday morning coffee.

Reviewsbylola Starbucks and a book is the perfect way to start a morning! ❤️ 1y
annkuch13 @Reviewsbylola Right?! It's the best. 💜 1y
JSW Agreed!! 1y
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annkuch13
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Vacation vibes.

TrishB 👍🏻 to both choices 1y
Aims42 Enjoy, looks like a perfect view 😊👍🏻🍺 1y
annkuch13 @Aims42 Thanks! It definitely is 😁 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#FriYayIntro TGIF!
1. Loki, especially if he looks like Tom Hiddleston ❤️
2. Robin Hobb, John Scalzi, Darynda Jones
3. So many, but at the top of the list is Australia
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👋🏻 Happy Friday everyone! ☺️

TheKidUpstairs Where's the best place to start with Robin Hobb? I've seen lots of Litsy love, but there are so many books! 1y
FantasyChick Yay Darynda Jones!!! 1y
wanderinglynn @TheKidUpstairs I started with the Fitz & the Fool trilogy (Fool‘s Assassin is Book 1). I didn‘t realize that Fritz‘s story starts with the Farseer Trilogy. You don‘t have to read the Farseer Trilogy first. But that‘s probably where I would‘ve started had I known. 1y
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wanderinglynn @FantasyChick Love Darynda! 1y
TheKidUpstairs @wanderinglynn thank you! I knew there were connected trilogies, I just didn't know which came first! 1y
howjessreads @TheKidUpstairs definitely start with the Farseer trilogy! Fitz is a teen in those. Then he‘s 30ish in the Tawny Man trilogy, and then 50ish in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Loooove how Hobb makes her characters mature over the years! 1y
howjessreads @wanderinglynn I love both Hobb and Scalzi, so I‘m going to have to check out Darynda Jones! 1y
wanderinglynn @jesshowbooks I love her Charley Davidson series. Charley makes me laugh out loud. Plus I met Darynda at an author event and she is just super nice person. 1y
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annkuch13
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Finally reading the conclusion to this trilogy. 50 pages in and loving it as expected!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/07/robin-hobb-changing-cultures-...

Robin Hobb on changing cultures, writing about violence, and the anonymity of living on a farm. Haven‘t read it yet but thought I would share. 😁👍

Cinfhen Thinking of you @TrishB 2y
Andrew65 It‘s excellent! 2y
TrishB Fab interview I always imagined the Fool as Bowie in The Man who Fell to Earth!! - thanks for posting 👍🏻 thanks @Cinfhen just read via WiFi in the pub! 2y
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RobertLCollins
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An interesting and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Also nicely odd at times. I haven't run across that much when it comes to magic or to visiting the ruins of an ancient fantasy culture. Kept me reading as I wanted to know the explanations for what the characters were seeing. Not quite sure what I'll read next. I'll have to check prices before I spend my pennies.

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humouress
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Fitz travels the Mountains beyond Jhaampe on a quest to find Verity, racing both Regal with his corrupted coterie and the Red Ship ravagers. The Fool believes Fitz is the catalyst on whom world events turn. Fitz picks up new companions; Kettle, with secrets of her own and Starling, who wants to write an iconic song.

Grabs you and pulls you in. Skilfully builds mystery, magic and tension as we discover pieces along with Fitz. Intense.

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humouress
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“I had never thought to be disdained by a tree.”

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humouress

I love the way the big wolf falls over when Fitz scratches his ears. Reminds me of my (much less fierce) retriever.

I also appreciate the way Hobb describes the geography and economic history of the land that Fitz travels through.

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humouress

We learn more of Burrich‘s link to the Wit and why he is so averse to it.

We also discover people with the Old Blood. I‘m only on chapter 7, but I hope we come back to it at some point in the series.

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humouress
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Reading the 3rd in the trilogy (to catch up with the group read of the series). I had to go back and read the end of book 2 to remember the cause of Fitz‘s illness. By my calculations, he is in his mid to late teens at this point.

Grabs you and pulls you in as fast as the first two.

ETA: We finally get to find out why Burrich is so opposed to Fitz using the Wit.

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sammisho
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I want to dive into the world of Robin Hobb...but where do I start! Every time I start looking, I get overwhelmed. Is there any Littens that can point me in the right direction?

Sophoclessweetheart Hi 👋I can help. Lol. Robin Hobbs books are all part of a larger inter-world series called the Realm of Elderling. So you should start with The Assassins Apprentice which is Book one of the first trilogy in the Realm of Elderling. 😁🖤 Robin Hobb is one of my top favourite authors , I hope you find them enjoyable x 2y
sammisho @Wanderingwithwords Thanks! So then do I read the series as published? 2y
2BR02B I've been meaning to get into Hobb, too. How about a readalong? (Hobbalong? Haha) 2y
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wanderinglynn Unknowingly, I started with The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy (Fool‘s Assassin is book 1). I had no problems understanding the characters or delving into their world. I then read The Farseer trilogy (Assassin‘s Apprentice is Book 1). I don‘t think it matters how you read the various series. I think each trilogy each works on its own. 2y
sammisho @2BR02B I love that idea! I would totally co host with you! 2y
sammisho Also...I just got your username! @2BR02B 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Ideally, yes. It‘s better to read them in order xx 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I have this exact same problem! I've always wanted to read Robin Hobb but feel overwhelmed. If you guys do a readalong let me know! 2y
daena I am also really wanting to dive into Hobb‘s world. Count me in for a read along! 2y
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Day 17: Celebrate 🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎊 I have finally finished the first trilogy in the 16 book The Realm of the Elderlings series. The Farseer trilogy was good as whole but like so often in SFF each book got longer and longer! Now I can start the Liveship Trader trilogy which is supposed to be AMAZING!😀 #ReadingResolutions by @Jess7 #photochallenge

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mooingzelda
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Now onto the third installment of my #RealmOfTheElderlings re-read. This is the third time I've read the #FarseerTrilogy and it's just as brilliant as the first time (which was a decade ago!).

wanderinglynn ❤️ this series. Robin Hobb is a phenomenal writer! 2y
mooingzelda @wanderinglynn She really is! 2y
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parasolofdoom
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80%
*internally screaming*

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parasolofdoom
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Just a quick note that I'm still knee-,deep in Hobb. Almost 3/4 through, this will be the longest book I've read in 2018 so far.

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parasolofdoom
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Take a drink every time you sigh and go "Fitz, you idiot!" Feel crummy come Saturday morning.

(For the sake of clarity, I AM immensely enjoying this book. But Fitz. Bruh ???.)

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Fitz don't do anything stupid! (He's going to do something stupid 🤦)

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