Brand: Spectra Books

Product Code: 9780553582444

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Biographical Note:
Robin Hobb is the author of the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, the Soldier Son Trilogy, and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. She has also written as Megan Lindholm. She is a native of Washington State.


Jacket Description/Flap:
Robin Hobb has emerged as one of today's foremost fantasy authors. Now she continues the adventures of one of her most popular heroes in the first book of what promises to be her most spectacular trilogy yet.
Fool's Errand
For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But that is about to change when destiny seeks him once again. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished and FitzChivalry, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony--thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment...or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him or how his loyalties to his Queen, his partner, and those who share his magic will be tested to the breaking point.


Review Quotes:
Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool's Errand

"Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons." --George R. R. Martin

"[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy." --Tulsa World

"Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings." --Locus


Publisher Marketing:
"Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin

For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz's mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny.

Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him--or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool's Errand

"[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy." --Tulsa World

"Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings." --Locus


Review Citations:
  • Booksense '76 Jan/Feb 2003 01/01/2003 pg. 1 (EAN 9780553582444, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2001 pg. 1461 (EAN 9780553801484, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 12/15/2001 pg. 709 (EAN 9780553801484, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 12/10/2001 pg. 56 (EAN 9780553801484, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2002 pg. 446 (EAN 9780553801484, Hardcover)