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 Hobb’s triumphant follow-up to Fool’s Assassin. But Fool’s 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 world—a 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 Fitz’s own daughter.
Distracted by the Fool’s 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 Fool—as 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 Fool’s Quest
“A complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril . . . Hobb’s 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 haven’t read any of her work.”—SFFWorld
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I love this whole series. I reread them at least once a year if not two or three times. The Narrator reads the main character Fitz with excellent quality as well as Bee's voice which I think indicates talent. However..every noble man noble woman, king and queen (Of which there are quite a few) all sound the same..it was quite disapointing as the characters are far from snobbish.
Review: Fitz and the Fool Trilogy #2: Fool's Quest
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Definitely would recommend this to anyone and everyone. It is such a powerful story - but I'd make sure they started at the very beginning with Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1)
Who was your favorite character and why?
Fitz is my favorite character because most of the time we see things as he does - we feel his pain and share in his triumphs. He has overcome so much in his expanded life. *sigh*
What about Elliot Hill’s performance did you like?
He is an absolutely AMAZING performer. I could be wrong in the naming of the accents (but I'm pretty sure I'm not) but he has a different "voice" for each and jumps from what sounds like Welsh to Irish to Scottish to Cockney accents from one breath to the next. AMAZING!!!!!!! His girl voices don't sound fake or forced like many men reading "women" can do. Phenomenal
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Um, no, it's over 33 hours long - and I had the hard choice each time on whether to devour or savor this as the third book won't be out until July 2016.
Any additional comments?
I have a very bad book hangover right now - withdrawing from the six duchies and Fitz's life is always difficult. Neither of us likes goodbyes.