Review: Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb
5 Stars , Reviews / August 8, 2015

This review will be spoiler free for Fool’s Quest, but if you have not read Fool’s Assassin, all I will say is this book is even better and I urge you to read my review of Fool’s Assassin instead. So, even if it has been a little while since you read Fool’s Assassin, hopefully you remember the insanity that ensued right at the very end. Talk about a cliffhanger of a ending from that book! What that means is that this book starts in the fray, there’s no slow getting reacquainted with the quiet life of Fitz. That quiet life is shattered and gone. I know I read some criticisms about the first book because the pace was different than typical. I always felt it was necessary to fully understand Fitz and his life. This book reinforces that. There is nothing slow about this book, there is all the plotting, intrigue and character turmoil you are accustomed to with Hobb’s books. And incase you can’t remember details from Fool’s Assassin, have no worries. Hobb does an excellent job feeding the reader with reminders without ever feeling like it was an info dump of the previous book. Past events and characters are just…

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
5 Stars , Reviews / July 15, 2014

Confession time. I am obviously a cruel and selfish reader. Why? I’m selfish because I so longed for another story of Fitz and Fool, another book to spend my time immersed in their world. And yet I feel cruel because I know how these stories go. Poor Fitz, things never fare well for him. So to wish for more stories, I almost feel like I am intruding on his peace, and wishing him more pain. I love Fitz, how can I wish his story to continue when I know that it’s liable to just bring him more heartache and sorrow and maybe even physical pain as well? That said, it is so freakin worth it. This is fiction. Heart-wrenching, gut punching, rip your heart at times, fiction. Once again, Hobb has delivered a fabulous story. And of course, her characters and the way readers form an emotional attachment to them is such a strength of her writing. Rarely do I feel so emotionally invested in a characters plight as I do when I read a book by Hobb. And this is no exception. Hobb’s books may not be as fast paced as some others, but the introspective look at her…