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“This is only the second Robin Hobb book I've read, and I already thing higher of her than most other authors of "fantasy". He first book in this trilogy was very good. I started out thinking it was going to be another "magic" driven fantasy novel. Where the magic is more important than well...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“What a disappointment, couldn't be bothered to finish this...all her others are fantastic”see full review » see other reviews »
“4/5”Outmind wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a disappointment, couldn't be bothered to finish this...all her others are fantastic ”Kipperknits wrote this review Monday, August 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is rare that I stop reading in the middle of a book. I made it through about 30% of this one and had to put it down. It got increasingly frustrating each time Hobb made Tom seem more like a country bumpkin than the trained assassin that he is. That, coupled with the void left when a major story line ended, made the book uninteresting and frustrating.”Trepas wrote this review Wednesday, June 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Yet again an amazing book. I adore this series, as I do the Farseer trilogy.”Quote wrote this review Tuesday, December 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I dunno about this third trilogy of this bunch. No offense to Lindholm/Hobb, but it really is not doing much for me. Indeed, I liked this more than I did "Fool's Errand" (mostly because I tend to love the slow-paced observation books for their character insight). Which "Golden Fool" certainly does have. The truth is that Hobb is a master writer and her prose and descriptions are beautiful and tasteful. But I just can't get into the over-arching plot of this story. Frankly, while I adore Fitz, the highlight of this book was the cameo mentions of the Bingtown bunch. It's not to say that this isn't a respectable fantasy--it's worth reading. But for me it is simply not living up to the prior two trilogies. Hopefully "Fool's Fate" will bring the punch I'm hoping for.”Backroads wrote this review Saturday, December 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as fast moving as some of the Fitz books-- I found myself periodically zoning out while reading it-- neverless would rate it as a great book, and recommend it to other people to read. I can sense the complex, 9 book story plot filling in now!! I can't wait to read the next and last one!”Jason Silver wrote this review Monday, April 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great characters that entice entwine and enchant the reader.”Q wrote this review Sunday, February 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In The Tawny Man book 2 . FitzChivalry Farseer successfully rescued Prince Dutiful heir to the Farseer thrown from his Piebald kidnappers. Fitz desires to return to his life of isolation following the death of Nighteyes his wolf companion, however, events force him to become Chade's apprentice once again posing as Posing as Tom Badgerlock, bodyguard to Lord Golden, and increasingly he must take over the duties of his mentor Lord Chade as his health deteriorates. This is not an easy time for the kingdom of the Six Duchies, Prince Dutiful's upcoming wedding is imperiled by the Narcheska Elliania finding him unworthy of her, Fitz learns she has secrets dangerous than Dutiful's own. The Witted community has become a very public problem as result of the actions of thePiebalds. Creating tension within the kingdom worse Fitz must ensure that no one knows Prince Dutiful is tainted by the hated Wit magic.
Robin Hobbs characters are imaginative, detailed and so lifelike that they leap off the page and become real people. Her settings and scene descriptions make it possible for the reader to be right there with the characters as the story unfolds. The plot with her characteristic style of taking what it first glance appears to be a straightforward story and making it incredibly intricate and nuanced through subtle plot twists and shifts in character dynamics which make her stories a joy to read. Golden Fool is an enticing entry to the The Tawny Man.
“Another remarkable story from Robin but then I would expect nothing less from this brilliant fantasy/adventure author!!!”Dave H wrote this review Saturday, June 5, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My opinion is biased, because I view this book as part of the larger Farseer journey, and I find this book an exceptional addition.
Those that know the history Burrich and Fitz share must have been standing on the edge of their sits as much as I when Burrich visited Buckkeep Castle. Would Fitz talk to him? Or would he remain dead?
Great book. Looking forward to reading the next.”