Books by Robin Hobb and Complete Book Reviews

Robin Hobb, Author Bantam Books $19 (368p) ISBN 978-0-553-37445-2
The bastard sons of kings play a noble role in fantasy: not only were King Arthur and Modred by-blows, but it is often suggested that Merlin himself came to power from the ``wrong side of the bed.'' While Hobb's offering has a few too many...
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Robin Hobb, Author . Bantam $24.95 (640p) ISBN 978-0-553-80154-5
In Hobb's riveting conclusion to the Tawny Man series in the Farseer world (after Fool's Errand and Golden Fool ), FitzChivalry Farseer and the man known as the Fool follow the dizzying, complex and treacherous steps that destiny has...
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Robin Hobb, Author . Eos $25.95 (662p) ISBN 978-0-06-075764-9
In the haunting conclusion of Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy (after 2006’s Forest Mage ), Gernian soldier Nevare Burvelle escapes from prison with some help from his lover, Lisana, who divided his soul so that he could become a Speck mage...
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Robin Hobb, Author Eos $25.95 (577p) ISBN 978-0-06-075762-5
Nevare Burvelle is the second son of the New Lord Burvelle of the East. Destined and trained from birth to be a soldier, it's all he knows. His one dream is to do his duty and be a good soldier. In this captivating tale of a world where honor,...
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Robin Hobb, Author . Eos $26.99 (473p) ISBN 978-0-06-156162-7
Here be dragons—but debilitated, deformed, damaged dragons, hatched too soon, sick and starving, into a world that has mostly forgotten them. The first of Hobb's Rain Wild Chronicles, an absorbing extension of her Liveship and Tawny Man...
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Robin Hobb. Del Rey, $28 (768p) ISBN 978-0-553-39292-0
Hobb’s second Fitz & the Fool fantasy novel (following Fool’s Assassin) untangles numerous story lines and weaves them into a complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril. FitzChivalry Farseer has reunited with the Fool...
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Robin Hobb, Author . Bantam $24.95 (528p) ISBN 978-0-553-80151-4
Blindness comes in many forms. For angst-ridden FitzChivalry Farseer, the blindness isn't physical but rather an inability to gauge character. Fitz, the hero of this second volume in the trilogy that began with Fool's Errand (2002),...
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Robin Hobb, Author Spectra Books $24.95 (656p) ISBN 978-0-553-10333-5
The second book (after Ship of Magic) in Hobbs's Liveship Traders trilogy solidifies the series's promise as a major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkein and Patrick O'Brian. Protagonist Althea Vestrit is neither...
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Robin Hobb, Author . Bantam Spectra $24.95 (496p) ISBN 978-0-553-80148-4
In this hard-to-put-down follow-up to the Farseer Trilogy, Hobb maintains the high standards of her earlier fantasy series. The Fool and FitzChivalry Farseer band together once more to ride against the foes of the Farseer royal family in the kingdom
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Robin Hobb, Author Spectra Books $24.95 (592p) ISBN 978-0-553-10323-6
One has to use a jeweler's loupe to find a flaw or a dull moment in this splendid conclusion to one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium. True, there are moments in this third novel of the Liveship Traders Trilogy (Mad Ship; Ship of...
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Robin Hobb. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $35 (184p) ISBN 978-1-59606-544-4
Diving into the deep mythology of the Elderlings, bestselling fantasy author Hobb offers a worm’s-eye view of an event that shaped the realm. Felicity, the unfortunate Princess Caution’s servant and confidante, narrates the birth, rise, and fall of...
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Robin Hobb. Harper Voyager, $27.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-06-211685-7
The fourth Rain Wilds Chronicles epic (after City of Dragons), Hobb’s 13th novel set in the world of the Elderlings, wraps up the current set of storylines involving a new generation of dragons and the Elderlings (human-dragon hybrids) who serve and
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Robin Hobb. Del Rey, $28 (688p) ISBN 978-0-553-39242-5
It’s been 10 years since Hobb concluded the Tawny Man series and ostensibly brought to an end the accounts of FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool in Fool’s Fate—but now Fitz is back to star in a new trilogy, and the adventure and intrigue is as...
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Robin Hobb. Del Rey, $28.99 (864p) ISBN 978-0-553-39295-1
In the lusciously complex third Fitz and the Fool epic fantasy (after Fool’s Quest), themes and threads from the related Six Duchies series pull together in a dazzling finale that caps 20 years of writing and more than 15 books. FitzChivalry Farseer,
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Robin Hobb, Author Spectra Books $22.95 (704p) ISBN 978-0-553-10640-4
With shimmering language and the alluring garb of Faerie, Hobb concludes his Farseer trilogy with this immense coming-of-age novel. Assassin and Royal Bastard FitzChivalry-having in Royal Assassin taken poison to escape torture at the hands of the...
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Robin Hobb, Author, Kelley Armstrong, Author, Kate Elliott, Author . Subterranean $20 (128p) ISBN 978-1-59606-224-5
Four fantasy heavyweights contribute original tales featuring intriguing female protagonists to this enthralling anthology. Kelley Armstrong expands her Women of the Otherworld series to include spunky Toronto vampire Zoe Takano, who proves herself...
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Robin Hobb, Author, R Hobb, Author Spectra Books $13.95 (592p) ISBN 978-0-553-37563-3
Continuing in the tradition of her first book (Assassin's Apprentice) Hobb propels the Farseer saga into its second installment with irresistible plotting and memorable characters. Fitz is a trained assassin in the service of King Shrewd and also...
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Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. Harper Voyager, $15.99 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-0-06-156164-1
This compelling collection includes contributions from two pseudonyms of Margaret Lindholm: bestseller Robin Hobb (Dragon Haven) and lesser-known but critically acclaimed Megan Lindholm. An introduction that explains how both pseudonyms came to be...
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Edited by Gardner Dozois. Bantam, $30 (544p) ISBN 978-0-399-59376-5
Swords and sorceries abound in this massive anthology, featuring several luminaries of the fantasy genre. A few of these stories stand out, including Ken Liu’s “The Hidden Girl,” in which a girl in mythical China is kidnapped by a sorceress and...
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