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Fool's Quest
Fool's Quest: Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy | Robin Hobb
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND THE INDEPENDENT Ranking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy,Robin Hobb delivers the second book in her long-awaited Fitz and the Fool trilogy.The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend the Fool continue in Robin Hobbs triumphant follow-up to Fools Assassin. But Fools Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his worlda shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom. Or so they thought. But now the Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious pale-skinned figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitzs own daughter.Distracted by the Fools perilous health, and swept up against his will in the intrigues of the royal court, Fitz lets down his guard . . . and in a horrible instant, his world is undone and his beloved daughter stolen away by those who would use her as they had once sought to use the Foolas a weapon.But FitzChivalry Farseer is not without weapons of his own. An ancient magic still lives in his veins. And though he may have let his skills as royal assassin diminish over the years, such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten.Now enemies and friends alike are about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose.Praise for Fools Quest A complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril . . . Hobbs expertise is evident as always.Publishers Weekly Glorious and beautiful storytelling . . . Hobb lets rip with revelations, treachery, vengeance, sword fights and full on magical mayhem.SciFiNow If readers have any doubt that Robin Hobb is one of the finest writers in the fantasy genre, then they havent read any of her work.SFFWorld Hobb finds a way to always show us more details of the universe shes been building over the course of the four previous series. . . . The friendship of Fitz and the Fool brings danger to them both, but its one of the most touching in fantasy fiction.Library Journal (starred review)Praise for Robin Hobb and Fools AssassinFantasy as it ought to be written.George R. R. MartinHobb knows the complicated workings of the wayward human heart, and she takes time to depict them in her tale, to tell her story sweetly, insistently, compellingly. . . . A book meant to be inhabited rather than run through.The Seattle Times[FitzChivalry Farseer is] one of the best characters in fantasy literature.Fantasy Book Review[Hobbs] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page.Tor.comModern fantasy at its irresistible best.The GuardianFantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling.Library Journal (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
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SimplyShelia
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I've had a traumatic couple of months and am having issues with sleep. A shoutout to characters and worlds that reading opens to us. When I am having trouble sleeping, this is one of my go-to favorites. Chapter 8 and 9 are everything!

Mimi28 I hope things better ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic series! I love Robin Hobb‘s books. I hope things get better for you though. Sending you {hugs} & peaceful vibes. 💚 7mo
SimplyShelia @Mimi28 Thank you 7mo
SimplyShelia @wanderinglynn Me too! Thank you very much. 7mo
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heikemarie
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For my birthday I saw a Endgame, read the tagged book, and went to a cute new store in the mall which was like a mini IKEA with an emphasis on stationary - except Danish, obviously. Starting my third decade off right. ☺️

Tamra Happy Birthday! 🎂 7mo
Texreader Endgame! ❤️ Scandinavian store ❤️ Sounds like an awesome birthday! Happy birthday! 🎉🎈🎂🎁🎊 7mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday🎁🎂🎈🎉 7mo
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readordierachel Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎁! 7mo
julesG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉💐🎈🎁 7mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 🎉🎉 and I love Flying Tiger 👌 7mo
CaliforniaCay Happy Birthday!! 🥳🎈💜 7mo
mreads Happy Birthday 🎂 7mo
Ericalambbrown Happy 30‘s!!! 🎂 its a great decade! 😊 7mo
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heikemarie
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Me, a reader: Yes, I can finally concentrate on The Eyre Affair, a Book I have owned for years and have been looking forward to!

My library holds: Hold my butterbeer.

😱

jpmcwisemorgan Read fast! 8mo
Zelma Eyre Affair is super fun. Shouldn‘t be a problem to rip through quickly. 8mo
heikemarie @Zelma I know I‘m in the minority but I haven‘t loved it so far and I‘ve been picking it up and putting it down for like three weeks now. 8mo
heikemarie @jpmcwisemorgan now THAT I can do! 😂 8mo
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TheSpineView
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#SrpingIntoSpring @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

#FooledYou

This is the only thing that came to mind. 😊

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arader68
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This is me anxiously waiting for Fitz to find out that Bee has been kidnapped. Robin is really dragging the suspense out. Seriously, go get her already dude!

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jpmcwisemorgan
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I guess you might not hear an assassin #strike. #Quotsy #QuotsyFeb19 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

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coffeenebula
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Happy Sunday, Littens!

mdhughes72 I regret that I have only one heart to click on this ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Kalalalatja
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Oh, Fitz. Oh, Fool. Oh, Bee. 💔

I don‘t have words, I just need to read the third book as soon as possible!

TrishB Yep, you do. I‘m trying not to say anything, but can‘t wait for you to get to the end and see what you think. 11mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB I can‘t even 😮 I will have to get my plans finished quickly tomorrow, so I can continue with the story! 11mo
TrishB I literally had to go into the bedroom on my own for the last third. That‘s all I‘m saying now. (And tissues) 11mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB oh boy... glad I‘m home alone tomorrow evening and Friday! 11mo
TrishB I shall be here waiting 😘 11mo
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Kalalalatja
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If I was #onmyown all day, I know what I would do - READ THIS BOOK! But since my bf is home, and there‘s no sport in tv, I have to be a bit sociable. At least I got 100 pages into it today 🙌

#MusicalNewYear

ephemeralwaltz I feel you! I have to leave the house now and I'm not here for it at all 😂 11mo
Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz the struggle is way too real 😂😂 #bookwormproblems 11mo
vivastory Hopefully you can sneak in some more reading time later! 11mo
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Kalalalatja @vivastory we have a game night planned, so I don‘t think so. But being unemployed has its perks, so I can just read tomorrow, when he has to work 😉 11mo
Cinfhen Hahaha that comment to @vivastory #MakingLemonadeFromLemons 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋 11mo
vivastory 😂😂 11mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @vivastory always look on the bright side 😂😉 11mo
Shaneyney Robin Hobb is one of my favorite authors! I‘m pretty sure I‘ve read all@if his books, never been disappointed 11mo
BiblioLitten 😁 11mo
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toofondofbooks
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I'm one book away from my goal of 180 which I should finish this week. I have to say audiobooks have become my number one way to read. I still have a physical book going at the same time but I love being able to listen and multitask. #goodreadsyearinreview

JoScho Easy breezy to read one more! 12mo
RaimeyGallant Amazing. 12mo
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SimplyShelia
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I am perhaps too deeply attached to these characters, I freely admit. The more I read of this world, the more I want to read of it. I'm glad I'm not quite done with it yet and well be grieved when I am.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mehso-so

Much the same as the previous one.

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howjessreads
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1. Sooo many. Church dinner tonight. Bday party tmrw am. Avengers tmrw afternoon. Dinner w in-laws tmrw night. Plus several Sunday things. Whhhhyyy?? 🤪
2. 🍩🍩🍩
3. Just one! The tagged one, which was 800+ pages long. Now working on the equally long sequel. 📚
4. I started a new fitness class, and I‘m sore but feeling strong! Also I‘ve lost 10 lbs in the last month. 🙂💪🏻
5. I tag everyone who hasn‘t participated yet!
#friyayintro

RadicalReader @jesshowbooks hope you enjoy Avengers I‘m looking forward seeing it myself 2y
Texreader Congrats on losing so much weight!! Wow!! 2y
AlaMich 10 pounds in one month?? Congrats!! And also, HOW?!?! 2y
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howjessreads @Texreader @AlaMich Thanks! Technically, 2y
Texreader It was all that reading that did it!! 😉 2y
howjessreads 5 weeks. Lots of exercise + eating lots less = 2 lbs per week. 😜 Not trying to lose more, happy with my middleish size, was just annoyed that I couldn‘t button all my jeans. 🤪 @AlaMich @Texreader 2y
JaclynW Impressive weight loss. Good job! I need to work on the same thing for the same reason. Just a few pounds! I can do this!! 💪 2y
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howjessreads
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I started a new workout class that goes from 5-6am. Waking up is ROUGH, but then I got home and showered and got to read a chapter while I ate breakfast, since the kids weren‘t up yet! (I ate most of my cantaloupe while the omelet was cooking bc working out early makes me so hungry!)

Cathythoughts Well done ! And well deserved breakfast 👍🏻 2y
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Ruthiella
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Looking forward to getting to this trilogy from The Realm of the Elderlings series! The Fool is one of if not the most intriguing characters 😀

#ReadingResolutions @Jess7 #photochallenge

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howjessreads
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Hoping that by alternating the library audiobook and my own pocketbook, I can get through all 752 pages by the weekend! Because then I have the last book in the final trilogy waiting for me! Ahhhhh. So weird to come near the end of a series I‘ve been reading for 6-7 years!! #fitzandthefool

wanderinglynn ❤️ this series! 2y
TrishB Have the tissues ready for the weekend 💔 2y
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howjessreads
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I only have about 60 hours of library audiobooks to finish in the next 8 days. Nbd. 😂 #bookwormproblems

wanderinglynn Such a great series! ❤️📚 2y
hes7 Good luck! My number‘s probably similar. 2y
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1. 😴😷😷😷😷📕🎲 Hayfever acting up this week.
2. Dwalia from the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
3. Over when changing the roll myself, but no problem if it's under.
4. Nope
5. 💞 @tokyoseg @Aikuchi @brilliantyears
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

tokyoseg What‘s the toilet paper question? 2y
tessavi @tokyoseg XD How you put the roll on 2y
Christine11 Hay fever is a nightmare isn‘t it? 🙁 2y
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Siannalyn
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This book is obviously a pick, but my poor feelings!!! I need to read the third one ASAP... I have to wait for it but I'm dying to know what would happen!

TrishB Yep.....all the feelings... 2y
Dulcinella I loved it! Her world is so wonderful and magic. 2y
Siannalyn @TrishB 😭😭😭 2y
Siannalyn @Dulcinella Yes, her world is a really complex one, and also her characters, they're so real! 2y
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toofondofbooks
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Pickpick

Love this world. Love Robin Hobb. Love Fitz. Great continuation of the story.

TrishB Agree with all that 👍🏻 2y
DrexEdit Totally agree! 👍 2y
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toofondofbooks
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And moving right along to book 2 😊

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Siannalyn
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Robin Hobb is one of my favourite winter reading, but my poor feelings!

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howjessreads
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I've been putting this one off bc I wasn't sure I was ready for the emotional commitment. Robin Hobb's books can be so intense! But here goes nothing! 7 pages in, 762 to go.

Songsofhome It is waiting for me and besides of the fact that i should reread the first part, i should also be as childless as possible for the second because it's the kind of author that makes the stories absorb you... 2y
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Malisa
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Another Day wasn't the only book I got, I bought all of these for about $15.25! Gotta love Ollie's Outlet 😉

BookishMarginalia Great stack! 2y
Malisa @BookishMarginalia Thank you 😄 2y
adventuresthruwonderland Love Lawhead's King Raven trilogy! 😍 2y
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Deebee
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🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2
As slow as the first book was this one ripped along at a much better pace and I enjoyed it a lot more now that all the setup was out of the way. I love love loved the ballroom/party scene - I never thought or expected that to happen. Old characters making an appearance was amazing, with one in particular wrenching my heart all over again. A great read and I can't wait to be destroyed by book 3. #romansty #osrbc

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xicanti
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Robin Hobb is so damned good at middle books. This one brings a ton of secrets to light, ups the tension by thrusting everyone into new roles, and ends in a hell of a place. I love it to death and I dunno how I'm gonna resist ASSASSIN'S FATE until I've cleared some other reading obligations from my plate.

TrishB You have a treat in store 💖 3y
xicanti @TrishB I'm so excited. 3y
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xicanti
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Fitz is one of my favourite literary characters because he lies to himself so often and so ardently. It's fascinating. #maybookflowers #lies

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xicanti
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I've finally started my FOOL'S QUEST reread, and it's exactly what I feel like this late in the #Readathon.

TrishB I'm so excited - going to her book signing tomorrow 😀💗 3y
xicanti @TrishB ooh, I'll bet you have an amazing time! She's never come anywhere near me, unfortunately. 3y
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Limertilly
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Yet another Robin Hobb book that has made me cry - she's so good at making you empathise with Fitz, and when something actually genuinely good happens to him, it tips me into a flood of tears for him. An awful lot of the bad stuff that happens is of his own making, so it's wonderful to have the positive payoff every now & then. This installment of his & Fool's journey together is much more gripping than the first installment of this trilogy.

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writek
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47% progress. Robin Hobb's middle books tend to be awesome. This one remains true to form! #KBreads #audio #sff

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writek
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On to book 2!
#KBreads #audio #sff

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Shay
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One of the great things about moving to the Puget Sound area has been having Robin Hobb as a local author. I think I've been to every book launch she's had since I moved here, and I'm well on my way to having all of my older books signed by her as well! #signedsundays

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DidIReallyReadThat
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I am currently reading this book. I love any books featuring Fitz and the Fool.