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Book Recommendations – Fool's Errand, by Robin Hobb (2011).

An author of unique and extraordinary talent, Robin Hobb continues the tale of FitzChivalry Farseer, a beloved character whom I have adored from the start.

This series, The Tawny Man Trilogy, is just one of this authors brilliant series’ and something I can read hundreds of times over.

Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb.

Blurb.

‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin

Return to the world of Fitz, the Fool and Nighteyes in the first book of The Tawny Man Trilogy by international bestselling author, Robin Hobb.

Years have passed since Fitz was tortured by Prince Regal. Now he lives in self-imposed exile far from the court. Even his beloved Molly believes him dead. It is safer that way.

But safety remains an illusion. Even though war is over dangerous undercurrents still swirl around the Six Duchies and suddenly young Prince Dutiful disappears just before his crucial diplomatic wedding to shore up the peace.

The Fools brings Fitz a secret mission. He and his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes, must find Dutiful and bring him back to be wed. For if the Outislanders are snubbed, war will surely resume. But what if the prince does not wish to be found?

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Book Review: The Beast, by J. R. Ward (2016).

Blurb.

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn The slayers of the Lessening Society are strong than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself.

For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect – or, at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved Shellan, is by his side and his King and brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand – or control – the panic and insecurity that plague him, terrify him and distance him from he mate.

After suffering a mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities. The answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world… and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from …

Review:

The Beast, by J. R. Ward has been a fantastic addition to the series. It bring the forth a rainbow of emotions with this instalments storyline that it is hard for readers not to require at least one or two Kleenex! Another story of Rhage and Mary has been fantastic, and heart warming as they set out on a new chapter of their life together.

Neither Mary or Rhage thought they would ever be parents, but given the opportunity, the pair turn out to be perfect for the job. Even if the situation isn’t the most ideal. But together the couple manage to open their hearts which are so full of love and compassion that any young that would belong to them would be blessed indeed. My favourite scene however, has to be when their adoption prospect meets the beast that lives inside of Rhage. The way this is handled shows pure imagination and fantastic humour. I have to say it really had me laughing out loud.

Overall this has been a fabulous addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I would recommend it to any Vampire genre lovers as well as those interested in fantasy romance. I give this fabulous book a rating of 8/10 stars.

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Book Review: The King by J. R. Ward (2014).

Blurb:

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle—with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response—or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?

Review:

Another journey with Wrath and Beth, but this one far more thrilling than the first. With his kingship the line Wrath has a lot of work on his hands dealing with the glymera and maintaining some semblance of peace within his realm. When the Queen’s bloodline is set to ruin his rein he has to prepare himself to no longer be the king he had never really aspired to be.

The love seen between Beth and her hellren is very palpable within these pages. The sacrifices both choose and are willing to make gives the novel much needed depth, and makes the storyline become a real tear jerker. Each of the characters I feel have more depth to them with each novel I read and this one has to be the best of the entire series so far.

I would recommend this novel to anyone interested in Vampires and Romance, and give it a rating of 8/10 stars.