Title: Fool’s Errand (Tawny Man #1)
Author: Robin Hobb.
Page count: 584.
Release day: October 15th 2001.
Genre: Adult, Fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
I took me around two chapters to get used to get to Fitz’s perspective again. It was a bit weird in the beginning, since there was another series in between, and we have skipped quite some years from his life. In the beginning I worried a bit about this time jump, since I really enjoyed Fitz in the first series, but after two chapters I was really glad we were following him again. And I was already loving the story again!
We see so many characters in this book that we are already familiar with from the Farseer Trilogy! So I definitely recommend reading that series first! I love how we see the Fitz we know from before, but we also see him growing and having learned something from the years living alone! I loved seeing Chade, the Fool and Kettricken again! I really really liked the Fool’s role in this book! But also their development! There were of course also some smaller characters that we see again! We also have some new characters, and I really liked Hap, he was the best, I really hope we continue seeing him in the series! And of course we see a lot of Prince Dutiful, since Fitz is tracking him down. There are rumours about him being a ‘Piebald Prince’. Which shows why it is very nice to read The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince before this one, since it does give some background on that!
Still absolutely loving the world and the magic. In this book we focus way more on the Wit instead of the Skill in the Farseer trilogy! Although they do tie in together!
I really enjoyed the plot, every time I picked up the audiobook I kept wanting to continue to listen!
Obviously still loving Robin Hobb’s writing! Also the narrator for this book is once again amazing! I do not know how she manages it, but all her series have different narrators, but they all fit the stories so well!
I don’t know how much to say about this book, without spoiling anything about the previous series! But I really really recommend reading Robin Hobb, especially if you’re into adult fantasies with politics!