Search Results: "Robin Hobb"


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ROYAL ASSASSIN by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Another spellbinding installment, built of patient detail, believable characters, and mature plotting—though, at an unwarranted 608 pages, there are ominous signs that Hobb's beginning to lose control of her narrative."
Second entry in Hobb's fantasy series about the Six Duchies and their Farseer kings (Assassin's Apprentice, 1995). Read full book review >

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DRAGON KEEPER by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A nicely imagined fantasy setting that will engage readers and raise anticipation for the second installment."
Hobb (Renegade's Magic, 2008, etc.) delivers the first of two dragon-filled fantasies, set in the same world as her popular Liveship Traders trilogy. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF DESTINY by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Hobb is abundantly talented, but she's afflicted by Doorstopper Syndrome: your move."
Wrapping up the trilogy (The Mad Ship, 1999, etc.) about the mariners of Bingtown, who sail the world's oceans in their sentient liveships built of wizardwood. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S ASSASSIN by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Hobb is hardly the first to stumble in reviving a long-dormant series, nor will she be the last."
After a decade, Hobb (Fool's Fate, 2004, etc.) again takes up the characters from the Farseer series. Read full book review >

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FOOL’S FATE by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"A winning combination of strong characters and colorful societies."
A satisfying end to the author's Tawny Man trilogy. Read full book review >

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ASSASSIN'S QUEST by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1997

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama."
Final installment—each entry independently intelligible—of Hobb's stunning fantasy trilogy (Royal Assassin, 1996; Assassin's Apprentice, 1995) about the beleaguered Six Duchies and their Farseer kings. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN FOOL by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"The narrative can bog down in the mundane at times, but, still, Hobbs generates a number of surprises and a cliff-hanging close: another solid fantasy with strong characters."
The second part of Hobb's new trilogy (Fool's Errand, 2001) continues the story of FitzChivalry Farseer, royal bastard and trained killer, as Hobb maneuvers her characters through a complex maze of intrigue and shaky relationships. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITANCE & OTHER STORIES by Robin Hobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2011

"You don't have to be a fan of either of the author's identities to enjoy this collection—but you may become one."
Author Margaret Lindholm Ogden, better known as Megan Lindholm and as Robin Hobb, contributes new and old work from both her pen names to a single anthology. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF DRAGONS by Robin Hobb
Released: April 9, 2013

"A satisfying conclusion to a superb fantasy tale."
Hobb (City of Dragons, 2012, etc.) returns to the Elderling city of Kelsingra for the fourth and final installment of the Rain Wilds Chronicles. Read full book review >

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ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1995

"An intriguing, controlled, and remarkably assured debut, at once satisfyingly self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions and embellishments."
At Buckkeep in the Six Duchies, young Fitz, the bastard son of Prince Chivalry, is raised as a stablehand by old warrior Burrich. Read full book review >

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THE MAD SHIP by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 13, 1999

"Still, this should delight fans of the first installment."
This second (Ship of Magic, 1998) in Hobb's doorstopper trilogy about the Liveship Traders charts the briny adventures of Bingtown's Vestrit family. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF MAGIC by Robin Hobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 1998

"Plenty of promising ideas and material, but heavily padded and with utterly inconclusive plotlines: Hobb has succumbed to Doorstopper Syndrome, an apparently incurable malady characterized by bloat, irresolution, logorrhea, and brake failure."
First of a new fantasy series entitled The Liveship Traders, set on the same world as Hobb's stunning trilogy (concluded with Assassin's Quest, 1997) but otherwise unconnected. Read full book review >