Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb (The Tawny Man)

Bastard assassin Fitz is brought out of hiding by King Shrewd’s fool, now living as haughty Lord Golden, in order to find missing Prince Dutiful, believed to have been seduced by a group of outlaws practicing an extreme form of beast magic.

Fool’s Errand picks up about 15 years after the end of the Farseer Trilogy, with the events of the Liveship Traders books happening in between.

I remember thinking that this series was much weirder than the relatively straightforward Farseer epic. I’m also hoping that certain of her prose tics that bug me won’t stand out so much since I’m reading, not listening. So far I’m pleased by her active plotting and how she’s developing the magic she invented in the first books. I don’t remember many details about where the story goes, so I’m excited to keep going.

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