Summary

Return to the world of the Farseers....
Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes, the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.
When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.
Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken’s effort to damp it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15-year-old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another ‘Piebald Prince’, a Farseer tainted by Wit magic?
As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes?
©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics." ( The Times)
"A gleaming debut" ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 29-06-17

Brilliant once again

Once again the author captured me from the beginning! My only thought is that the narrator should have listened to the series to get the name's and accents right! However this does not take away from the story!! Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Havgar on 14-06-17

aaaaarg

ok so I love/hate this series.
what I love is the world, magics and all the small things that makes it immersive.
what i hate is the main character. imagine a dude that has absolutely no ambition, no IQ, little to no EQ and never learns anything after turning 13. i have thrown out several copies og the books out of pure frustration with the guy and then had to buy new copies just in order to finish. so finally i bought it on audio because my muscle-memory restricts my destructive behavior towards my mobile.
anyway. i recommend it because i want other people to understand my pain by not being able to simply stop reading this series. because i am going to read every single book about fitz just to make sure he actually IS the dissapointment of a protagonist that i think he is. that or perhaps (my secret hope) he actually becomes the tornado of magic and epicness that i have longed for since book 1. but alas. i sense he will never become much more than an emo with a bent nose and daddy issues.
if my mobile survives the anti-clinaxes that this author insists on i will leave a comment at the last book of this god damn addictive ballbuster of a series.
good audio-guy. 10/10.

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4 out of 5 stars
By K.V. on 03-05-17

Editing not perfect

Biggest complaint would be that there is 0 downtime between end of a chapter and start of the new one, resulting in no room to let the chapter to sink in.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Evan Brauteseth on 18-04-18

Change in narrator!!

Unfortunately the narrator clearly never listened to the first trilogy in the series on the same character thus pronounces many of the characters names differently. Additionally, there are no pauses between chapter headings and the end of the preceding chapter.

Great story which is to be expected from the author. Sadly the narration of this audiobook has really spoilt it for me!

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