Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics News Discussion Forum
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)


Site Index

Book Info    Bookmark and Share

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb

  (68 ratings)

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Rating (68 ratings)
Rate this book
(5 best - 1 worst)
Book Information  
AuthorRobin Hobb
TitleFool's Errand
SeriesTawny Man, The
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Coos 
(Jan 20, 2004)

Finished Fools Errand in 1 go.

Fitz Fitz Fitz.
seldom, no never have i read a fanatsy book that actually moved me. Fanatsy is escapism. It has nothing to do with normal life.

This book has

First of All , Hobb does not create a world so differant from ours. Most other authors waste page after page describing some animal or whatever. Not Hobb, she uses all we know from around us.

The magic concept is so well portraight , one could actually believe , that in times gonne-by, it might have been. Its like a 6-th sence. Nothing with which one wins wars.

The i-concept of the writing is unique in fanatsy and in this series it hit me even harder than in the Farseer books. A benefit from the I-writing is that you stick with the story all the time. No deroutes. You stay with Fitz all throughout the book.

The sacrfice, the concept of duty over needs, the shear neverending longing for some hapiness which Fitz seems to have thown overboard alltogeher.


I do hate one thing in the the book. Tom Badgerlook I gringe everytime i read that name.

Submitted by rune 
(Nov 30, 2003)

The 1st book in the Tawny Man series and a good start that picks Fitz up 15 years after the Farseer's trilogy. The beginning was a little slow, but once the main character was back in trouble the story flew along. I liked how the author changed some of the characters, making them more grittier. However, be warned, Hobb isn't frightened to break our hearts along the way.

Submitted by Jeremy Yoder 
(May 18, 2003)

I stumbled across Fool's Errand by accident and enjoyed the novel so much that I sought out the Farseer books and started to read them.

Fifteen years after the Red Ship Wars, The Fool seeks out Fitz Farseer, who is living in self-imposed exile, and enlists him to find Prince Duitiful, who has disappeared just before his betrothal ceremony for an arranged marriage.

Hobb creates a complex, engaging world filled with believable characters. The Witted for instance, are unjustly persecuted for their ability to communicate with animals, but at the same time, the Piebalds use this persecution as an excuse to grab power. Things are not always as they seem in the Six Duchies, and I appreciate that good and evil are not always immediately apparent.

Next Page

Page - 1 - 2

Sponsor ads



The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts

About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.