Tawny Man

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633 ratings

Fool's Errand Summary

Return to the world of the Farseers....

Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes, the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.

When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.

Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken’s effort to damp it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15-year-old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another ‘Piebald Prince’, a Farseer tainted by Wit magic?

As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes?

©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 522

    Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Changes in narrators

    • By julia harrold on 08-01-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • The Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers. Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken’s tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tawny Man Trilogy

    • By Ellen Lingwood on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £26.99

  • Book 3

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 520

    The moving end to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon's wings, or a Fool's heart. A small and sadly untried coterie - the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz - sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loose yourself in this amazing story!

    • By Redwing on 23-05-14
    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 28-03-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 567 ratings

    Regular price: £26.99