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Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb *** Spoilers ***
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:30:00 PM »
Just saw on Robin Hobb's blog that the first three chapters (50 pages) of Fool's Quest are available for free online.

I've read the book already and thought it was absolutely brilliant, my favourite Fitz book for sure. By the end everything is set up so well that it looks like the third book might be even better, though I have no idea how she's going to manage to bring it all together in just one book. Well worth a read if you've read Fool's Assassin already.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 04:49:42 PM by Raptori »
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 03:46:31 PM »
I concur.  :)
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 04:19:28 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 04:42:25 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe
You need to hurry up!  :P

Not really though. I wish I could read them for the first time once again...  :-\
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 04:49:37 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe

You're ahead of me, I'm just a bit over halfway through Ship of Magic.

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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 04:50:54 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe

You're ahead of me, I'm just a bit over halfway through Ship of Magic.
Ooh, how're you finding it?
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 04:57:54 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe

You're ahead of me, I'm just a bit over halfway through Ship of Magic.
Ooh, how're you finding it?

It took me a little bit to get into (I think some of that was due to the move and just not having much time to read) but I'm starting to get more and more into it.  Still kind of waiting for something to happen but based on my experience with Hobb in Farseer I know that she tends to go with a slow build up so I'm not too worried about that yet.

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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 05:04:01 PM »
I'm about 30 pages away from starting the Tawny Man trilogy, so it'll still be a while until I read these, hehe

You're ahead of me, I'm just a bit over halfway through Ship of Magic.
Ooh, how're you finding it?

It took me a little bit to get into (I think some of that was due to the move and just not having much time to read) but I'm starting to get more and more into it.  Still kind of waiting for something to happen but based on my experience with Hobb in Farseer I know that she tends to go with a slow build up so I'm not too worried about that yet.
Cool :)

Sounds about the same as how I found it. I can't remember whether each book has a good climax or not, but the third one really does build up to a good ending. I loved all three anyway, since so many of the characters were so good.
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 10:50:32 PM »
I've read the book already and thought it was absolutely brilliant, my favourite Fitz book for sure. By the end everything is set up so well that it looks like the third book might be even better, though I have no idea how she's going to manage to bring it all together in just one book. Well worth a read if you've read Fool's Assassin already.

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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2015, 10:49:01 PM »
By the way, apparently in the British edition there's a missing paragraph on the last page.

More info here (I didn't read it because of spoilers):
Robin's blog
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2015, 08:49:17 AM »
By the way, apparently in the British edition there's a missing paragraph on the last page.

More info here (I didn't read it because of spoilers):
Robin's blog
Aha, that does make a fairly big difference.  :o
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 07:28:13 AM »
I loved it too, though:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I was getting a bit frustrated at the slow start. The first book ended on such a cliffhanger, but it was 1/3 of the way in before Fitz even discovered that Withywoods had been attacked and Bee had been taken. And it was more that halfway through before they set out to rescue her and Shun. This was saved by the fact that Hobb has a gift for writing slow scenes in a way that is utterly fascinating. She even makes the brewing and drinking of tea into something I want to read about.

 

And I'm still frustrated with Fitz , because he keeps making the same mistakes over and over. But in spite of wanting to kick him in the butt sometimes, he's still on my short list of all-time favorite characters (along with the fool), so Hobb makes it understandable and convincing.

The ending of this book made me scream! I have to wait another year to find out what happens.  :'(

My only real beef with Hobb is that I wish she'd write an occasional female character who didn't get pregnant eventually or who wasn't consumed with sorrow because she can't have children.

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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 07:31:22 AM »
Sorry-duplicate post, and I have no idea how it got linked with the spoiler uncovered.
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2015, 01:16:35 PM »
Finished! Agreed on the slow pace. Actually not a great deal really happens but still absolutely fascinating. A lot of pawns have been put into place. And the pace surely has to speed up for the final book or she won't be able to conclude the story!

Spoiler for Hiden:
Was disappointed Fitz didn't bond with the mare.
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Re: Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - first three chapters available online
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2015, 01:24:54 PM »
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Was disappointed Fits didn't no one with the mare.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Yes, that was rather sad, but then, since it was Fitz who sometimes seems determined to be unhappy, I wasn't very surprised. Definitely disappointed though as it really seemed like a good fit. Have to love the mare's spirit and attitude.
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