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Browsing all articles tagged with Robin Hobb.

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
4.5

Robin Hobb’s genius isn’t flashy. The world she has created is fully articulated, complete with complex characters and histories, detailed magical systems, and fully realized political intricacies, yet she rarely is mentioned alongside Brandon Sanderson and others recognized as fantasy’s greatest world-builders. Her prose isn’t particularly flashy in the same way as writers such as […]

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Tough Travels: Assassins

Tough Travels: Assassins 

Back in 2014, Nathan Barnhart created a weekly feature called ‘Tough Travels’, which he hosted over on Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones – a tongue-in-cheek parody of the fantasy genre – it would spotlight a different trope every week, and invite other bloggers to compile their […]

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Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb
4

This is a spoiler-free review of Fool’s Quest. However there are spoilers for all prior Realm of the Elderling books. What a privilege it is to review Robin Hobb’s sixteenth offering in the Farseer/Liveships world. There’s a real sense of time passing in her novels, and we are gifted again with another rounded, descriptive and […]

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New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’

New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’ 

Robin Hobb has had an incredible amount of cover re-issues over the years (and why not? Her books are timeless and deserve to reach as many readers as possible!). This latest one by artist Alejandro Colucci is one of the most interesting in though. I say that because it shows a full, closeup version of […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2014

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2014 

We fantasy readers were some of the luckiest people alive in 2014 because fantasy publishers around the world just kept on giving and giving. Previous years we’ve done a top 10 of our favourite books, then last year we were forced to produce a list of 25. Well, this year, we’ve stepped things up again. […]

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Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (spoiler free)

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (spoiler free)
5

This is a spoiler free review of Fool’s Assassin. HOWEVER it does contain spoilers for all of Hobb’s previous books. Read with caution if you’ve yet to finish her previous series. It’s been a long journey. Fitzchivalry has survived torture, dragons, the loss of many close friends, enough psychological and physical damage to break a […]

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The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)

The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)
4

Spoilers follow for Hobb’s first, second and third trilogies. No spoilers for the Rain Wilds Chronicles. After the impressive Tawny Man trilogy, Robin Hobb once again switches the action back to Bingtown and the Rain Wilds, the vivid, dangerous southern regions home to the nautical dramas of the Liveship Traders. A continuation of those events, […]

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There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale

There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale 

Prologue No, I don’t live in a hole in the ground, but I do live in Devon, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the green and sheltered Shire. But even before Gandalf came calling, I’d heard tell of a land beyond the, erm, Salisbury Plains, a land containing vast treasures of tote bags and books, […]

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The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)

The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Free Review)
4.5

Spoilers follow for Hobb’s first and second trilogies. No spoilers for the The Tawny Man trilogy. The Tawny Man, Hobb’s second trilogy relating the story of Fitzchivalry and third overall, is perhaps the most often under-looked of all her works. The Farseer Trilogy was an astonishing set of books, introducing fantasy’s favourite bastard, Fitzchivalry, (not […]

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‘George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb In Discussion’ Full Event Video

‘George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb In Discussion’ Full Event Video 

A week or so ago I posted a report of the ‘George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb In Discussion’ event held in London on August 19th 2014 and organised by Harper Voyager. There was a live stream on the night and Blinkbox have been hosting clips of the event over the course of the last […]

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Event Review: George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb in conversation

Event Review: George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb in conversation 

Lets face it, in the UK, how many chances are we going to have the opportunity to see two of Fantasy’s greatest authors, George R.R. Martin and Robin, under one roof? The answer is ‘very few’. We, British Fantasy fans, have been spoilt over the last few years. We’ve had two ‘world’ fantasy / science-fiction […]

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The Liveship Traders Series by Robin Hobb (no spoilers)

The Liveship Traders Series by Robin Hobb (no spoilers)
3.5

Credit goes to Robin Hobb for doing something new and challenging. Miles (literally) away from the medieval workings of the Six Duchies, Hobb undertakes sea serpents, pirates, talking ships and a host of new mysteries in her nautical themed second trilogy. Though it doesn’t have the same accessibility or emotional impact as Fitzchivalry’s story, it […]

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