And I’m back again for another Wyrd & Wonder BOOK TAG WEEK.
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
Of course, the first book to pop in my head is one by Robin Hobb from her Realm of the Elderlings series, which is absolutely fantastic. The Golden Fool is the second novel in the Tawney Man trilogy and it’s one of my favorites about Fitz and the Fool’s adventures.
Always going to recommend
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Yep, I’ll always recommend Robin Hobb’s books. Sure, they all start out slow, she takes her time building the characters and the world, but they are all so good. Assassin’s Apprentice is the first novel in the Farseer trilogy (which kicks off the Realm of the Elderlings series) about a bastard son of a prince who becomes an assassin’s apprentice.
Own it but haven’t read it yet
The Inheritance by Robin Hobb
It’s a book of short stories, some written under the pen name Robin Hobb (and set in the Realm of the Elderlings world), and some written under the name Megan Lindholm, which might be her real name or a made up name (can’t remember). Anyway, Emily at Embuhleeliest, my buddy-reader in all things Hobb, and I will read the Inheritance this month before moving on to all thing Lindholm.
Would read again
Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
Which I plan to reread soon. It’s the third book in the Liveship Traders trilogy, which I am currently rereading on audio. I’m now on the second book.
In another world
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
Well, all the Realm of the Elderlings books are set in a fictional world but one of the places there I’d love to visit is the Rain Wilds. It sounds absolutely amazing and quite dangerous. The Rain Wilds is like a jungle, I guess. It’s a lush place with trees so huge that people build houses in them and cities are built on and around them. Through the Rain Wilds rushes a river that becomes extremely acidic when it turns milky white. If you happen to fall in the water, it could burn your skin away. Only boats made of wizard wood can safely traverse the river.
Back on earth
Alas, this category upends this wonderful Robin Hobb trend I had going. Ah well. Here’s…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Which is set on earth in the U.K. but only in places
humans muggles can’t access. I’m rereading it by listening to the audio book. However, I switch back and forth between this and…
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
Lol! I couldn’t end this without mentioning another Robin Hobb book. I am currently rereading this by listening to the audio version. The Mad Ship is the second novel in the Liveship Traders trilogy (the second set of books in the Realm of the Elderlings series), which is about a merchant family that loses its liveship (a ship that comes to life after its captains die on its deck). The second book is about when this trilogy really starts to get good for me. However, I prefer reading the physical copy. The narrator of the audio book does a great job but she often drags out certain words (I guess to hint at an accent), which annoys me.