Robin Hobb


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I just finished reading the second book in the tawny man series (Golden Fool), Dose ansyone know when book 3 is out?!!! Because the first and second one's were amasing! WHEN DOSE BOOK 3 COME OUT?!!!??

>>By silverleaf   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

in a similar situation, just finished the Golden Fool last night (already started re-reading the Farseer trilogy)

I have heard that it won't be out unitl the end of 2003....I just wish I could get some info about what may or may not happen

>>By badgerlock   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Ive read the Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders trilogy and, like you, have just finished the second book of the Tawny Man trilogy. The third book is set to be released in the UK in January 2003. I eagaly await it. these books never fail to suprise me, and the link between the Liveship Traders and The Tawny Man were a welcome suprise. I hope Robin Hobb continues writing these. Maybe not about Fitzchivalry, as i'm not sure how much more he can endure!, but definatly set in the same world, but maybe set at a different time, either before or after Fitz.

>>By Changer   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

It's great I found you guys cos I lacked someone with whom to share my passion for Hobb's books... With D. Eddings, she is the only author who was able to hold me awake until well past 4:00 PM! I am still wondering which series I find best, and I think my final choice will be the Liveship Traders, maybe because in my opinion it has a much larger variety of characters.
Yet I must confess that my favorite char. is definitely the Fool. I suppose he (?) must be very important to Robin Hobb since she made him (?) the link between all her novels... I am dying to know how this story will evolve because at the end of "Golden Fool" the situation is quite complex (but by El's balls, did I laugh at the "Jek" chapter!)
I should just stop now or I will go on for hours.
By the way, my version of Golden Fool was incomplete and lacked a chapter called "Fathers". Did any of you have the same problem?

>>By Malta   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

I have read the Farseer Trilogy of books and really enjoyed so I bought and read the Liveship Traders which I have to admit I enjoyed the best. I have got Fool's Errand now and I am wondering if anyone knows when Number 3 is coming out or even the title of it coz I have no idea. I agree with you saying that she should write more books and not about Fitz. I think she should go back to the Bingtown Traders. Has anyone read her books she wrote under her other name, Megan Lindholm.

>>By The Fool   (Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 03:46)

Ooooh! More Hobb fans :)
Isnt it just so frustraiting not knowing anything about the third book! Im just waiting for it to come out, but I was wondering (even if u probably don´t know) when the third book comes out in Europe, or actually Finland?
And Im just waiting to get to know more about the Fool! He or she, who knows?
Just in case anyone´s intrested I recomend u read Maggie Furreys books (if u havent read them) The Shadowleague trilogy and four books about The Artefacts of Power! Their really good! Just u know... while your waiting! ;)

>>By Manta   (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 00:56)

I read somewhere that the third book of the Tawny Man series is going to be called "Fool's Fate"!
I have just started reading "Fool's Errand" and I love it. I didn't really like the liveshipbooks so I never finished them, maby I should try again! I really loved The Farseer Triolgy, it was wonderful!

>>By Maria from Sweden   (Saturday, 5 Apr 2003 12:56)

I just came back from the bookshop, "Fool's Fate" is about to be relased in October this year!

>>By Maria from Sweden   (Saturday, 5 Apr 2003 15:11)

My favourite series is the Farseer Trilogy, I am absolutley in love with those books, Robin Hobb is great. In the chapter in The Golden Fool where the Fool tells Fitz he loves him... gah, I almost fainted! I want the third one NOW! Come on October!!!! Is it true they're making a movie out of the Liveship Traders?????

>>By Hannah   (Wednesday, 7 May 2003 11:55)

hey, no one ever says the tawny man is their favourite series. im not going to either though. i like them all the same but want to see more of their world

>>By monkey man   (Sunday, 11 May 2003 23:07)

I loved the farseer triology. It was really good. I'm reading Fool's errand at the moment and I just want to know is the Fool a man or a woman? I mean come on. I think it is a woman. A serving man would usually dress his 'lord' and Lord Golden dressed himself, what is she/he trying to hide? Well, who knows, will we ever find out for sure? I'm betting it's a girl. For more discussion on this series or other fantasy books please email me at

>>By Istarae   (Thursday, 15 May 2003 09:45)

i heard 'fools fate' got changed, but i can't remember what too...does anyone out there have any real idea when it (whatever it ends up being called) is released in Australia??? although i'm not sure if i want to read it- the fool might die and i reckon the fools the best character. The liveships trilogy i agree can seem to drag in places but i picks up again, so anyone who abandoned i half way try again and persevere, it gets really good as half this page will tell you!!!!

>>By me myself and i   (Monday, 26 May 2003 13:51)

I heard that it will be out on the 21st of July 2003. I am so looking forward to reading it! My favourite character is Fitz, but I like the fool very much too. Bet you everything I own that she`s a woman! ;)
I hope she and Fitz will end up togather, but I don`t think so. Do you think the fool will really die in Fool`s fate? I really hope not!

>>By Beloved   (Monday, 26 May 2003 15:29)

I don't want the Fool to be a woman! I want him to be HIM!!! If Robin Hobb decides he's a she (eek) I'll refuse to believe it! Take that!

>>By Hannah   (Tuesday, 27 May 2003 09:59)

I don't think the Fool is a woman. Why would Laurel have slept in his/her room in "Fool's Errand"?

>>By Maria from Sweden   (Thursday, 29 May 2003 19:40)

I just finished re-reading Fool's Errand last night and never during the book did Laurel sleep in the Fool's room. During one scene Laurel was in the Fool's room talking to him when Fitz came through and went to his room. But when Fitz awoke in the middle of the night with a Skill headache and knowing the Prince was cornered in a tree, Fitz went into the Fool's room to tell him and the Fool was alone. Sorry Maria, I think you were mistaken.

Anyway, it seems that everywhere Fool's Fate is coming out this year, but for the US we have to wait until like March of 2004! It isn't fair!

>>By Becky from USA   (Wednesday, 18 Jun 2003 17:47)

Hi ! My worst fear is that the third Tawny man book ends a bit like third Assassin book..
I was totally crushed when I finished the third Assassin book, especially becauseI I didn't
know there will be more books about Fitz.
Anyway, I think the Farseer and Tawny man series is probably the best fantasy series I have read. Well, D.Eddings's Belgarion was also great.. And...

>>By Homer from Finland   (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 23:19)

i have found, not only somwhere where people know who Robin Hobb is, but are as addicted as i am!! I hope the fool is a woman. Fitz has been through so much, and can't contact anyone he loves. If the fool were a woman, there could be some er, interesting deveopements. it will be interesting to see who fitzs new wit companion will be. AND THE FOOL CAN"T DIE!!! I really hope it's out in australia by the end of July, because i can't wait much longer!

>>By Christine, Australia   (Friday, 4 Jul 2003 10:13)

Kindred Spirits!
I don't usually search the net, but I just finished Golden Fool and wanted of course to see when the next book is coming out and found this instead. I can not WAIT for number three to come out. I have to say the Farseer and the Tawny Man are my faves. It is interesting and reassuring to read that most want Fitz and Fool to get together and I must confess the romantic in me wants it too, but... I am thinking that because I want it too much, and it might be too predicable the fool is more likely andorogonous (spelling?). They kind of hint at it in "Connections" at the beginning. What do you think?

>>By Fenn From Canada   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 05:50)

For my part, I seriously doubt the Fool is a woman. Lural thinks so, Nighteyes thinks so, Chade thinks so, Kettricken thinks so, and most impirtantly, Fitz thinks so. And I think that they know our beloved Fool better than any of us. ;)

>>By Elberethia   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 21:03)


>>By Scrawny Man   (Thursday, 10 Jul 2003 05:48)

Alas, I have yet to read the second book of the tawny man but ya know what I think. The fool is
Amber! That is right Amber, with his horse Malta! Come on people, I'm addicted to these
cheesy fantasy series as much as you all and this one is more predictable than Robert Jordan
mentioning another "hearving bosom" on all the chicks in his stories.
What would be interesting would be to see Regal come back with the opposite power of the
wit and be able to bond to rocks and stuff and then a total kick ass fight breaks out between
all the "old blood" and all the rocks that can be persuaded to be evil. There would have to be
force of rebel rocks too, so that Fitz could find new friends.
When I think Fitz, I think of the standard hero, you know, boy leaves village outcast and skinny,
meets a couple friends, becomes most powerful mage in history (ala Rand al'Thor, Richard
Rahl, Harry Potter, whatev..). I think Fitz humps Amber, skill comes under control, he and
Amber control the world though Paragon the liveship, a bunch of unruly animals, and
Fitz new rock warriors. Sorry to spoil it all

The Scrawny Man

>>By Scrawny Man   (Thursday, 10 Jul 2003 05:59)

Amber was just a disguise for the Fool, the Fool isn't a disguise for Amber. Although I want the Fool to be a guy, I don't think his gender matters since he loves Fitz so unconditionally. And Fitz does love him back. I don't want the Fool to die in the next book!

>>By Hannah the obsessed   (Monday, 14 Jul 2003 04:42)

And excuse me??? Robin Hobb cheesy??????????????????????????????????? Robert Jordan cheesy??????????????

>>By Hannah   (Monday, 14 Jul 2003 04:44)

Scrawny Man, wut are u talkin about!?! Robin Hobb is not a cheesy author. Her stories may be more predictable than Robert Jordan's, but only because Robert Jordan takes a bunch of random events, strings them together, and calls it a story. I admit his first 3 or 4 books from the Wheel of Time were good, but in the rest the plot got lost somewhere. Your idea of wut would be an interesting plot is actually more stupid and irrelevant than Jordan's.

>>By Becky   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003 19:17)

First off,
Becky: You are an indoctrinated wannabee. The whole of Robert Jordan's plot line is not random

It will all tie together in one "not-so-final" conclusion that leaves Matt Cauthon, Wolf Boy, Bitchy
Village Nurse, probably Lan, and I'll say Egwene pitched against Rand al'Thor and his 3 bitches
because the dark lord has taken over their brains. But when the battle seems helpless and
someone probably dies Matt Cauthons luck will cause the hidden part of Rand's subconscience
to come back and he'll kill all the darkfriends. The eyeless leader of the darkfriends will be dead
by then and the only one left will be the darklord who will totally die but leave his taint (hahaha)
all over the womens half of magic. Then the Red Ajah will pay.

Anyway, it's all Dragonlance.

As per my storyline it kicks ass. You would wet your pants if some "earth beings" rose up to
help the white prophet on her mission and you totally wany Fitz and Fool to hump.

The only thing I'm wondering is if Freddy will beat Jason. I say Jason. What do you think?

>>By ScrawnyMan   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 06:14)

p.s. Becky is a very sexy name

>>By ScrawnyMan   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 06:16)

Sorry, not to hijack the discussion but everyone list your favorite 5 series, I need a new one:(no need to list Tolkien)

1)Belgariad - David Eddings
2)Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
3)Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
4) Nightfall (not too sure about this title) - C.S. Friedman
5)DragonLance:Time of the Twins - MW & TH

>>By ScrawnyMan   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 06:27)

Top 5 book series:

1. Farseers - Robin Hobb
2. Ender's Game - Orsen Scott Card
3. Dune - Frank Herbert
4. Coldfire - C.S. Friedman (not "Nightfall" scrawnyman)
5. Sword of Truth (up to Pillers of Creation, that one wasn't too good) - Terry Goodkind
*and of course LotR - Tolkien

>>By Becky   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 22:46)

I just wanted to say that all of Robin Hobb's books are amazing. I love the depth and strength of all of the characters especially the ones in the Liveship Traders trilogy. They just all go through so much especially Malta (I could barely recognise her in the end the change was so complete. So many of my friends are just reading from Farseer to Tawny Man, please do not neglect this wonderful trilogy!!! The Amber thing was amazing to read, especally after reading Tawny Man and I loved the return of Jek (despite the outcome). I think that Amber was a disguise for the Fool, not the other way around.
As for my top five series:(not in any order)
The Runelords: David Farland
The Lost Years Of Merlin: T A Barron
His Dark Materials: Phillip Pullman
The Sevenwaters Trilogy: Juliet Marillier
The Legendsong Trilogy: Isabelle Carmody.
I would also recomend Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Herin (the last name is spelt wrong but it is similar).

>>By Elf   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 04:32)

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