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Book Review: Fool’s Quest, by Robin Hobb (2015).

As with most of Robin Hobb’s tittles, I spend the majority of the novel with my heart in my throat, and this book was no exception! Fool’s Quest is the second novel in the Fitz and the Fool series, and the continuation of Fitz and Bee’s suffering at the hands of the “Servants”, who clearly serve no- one but themselves.

In this second novel to the Fitz and the Fool series, the reason for the strange messengers appearing in Withywoods becomes more apparent. There are much bigger cogs turning than what is first perceived. The Fool has returned to his beloved Catalyst, and with him follows an incredible amount of trouble. Seeking aid for Beloved causes Fitz to separate from his daughter Bee, which provides the perfect opportunity for evil to strike, and they strike hard at that. Not only does Bee find herself kidnapped, she also finds that she is subject to frequent brutality.

It isn’t long before news of the savage attack on Withywoods, reaches Buck Keep and Fitz is forced to make some rash and risky decisions which begins the harrowing rescue of Bee. The Fool although brutalised believes Bee is the Unexpected Son told in prophecy, and vows to join Fitz on his journey not only to assist in the rescue but also assist in the destruction of the Servants of Clerres.

My most favourite parts of this novel has to be the conversations between Bee and Nighteyes. The pair make an almighty team that can withstand much and survive, even if Bee does use her “cows teeth” more effectively than Fitz ever had! Each interaction provides effortless humour, and this isn’t lost when the old wolfs spirit returns to Fitz either. The old wolf sarcasm and charm are inserted at just the right times, making this book brilliant.

Overall I believe Robin Hobb has created yet another masterpiece that quenches the thirst of her fanatical readers such as myself, thus being a most fantastic read. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy fiction or to anyone who remotely has an imagination, as it easily will capture ones thoughts. I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars.


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Book Suggestions – The Betrayal of Ka, by Shea R. Oliver (2015).

This looks like it could be quite interesting. I feel privileged to have a gifted copy to read after my current novel. Check out the description below 📖👀📚⭐️💯✍️🔥

Book Synopsis

As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear–find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.

A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move object with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.

With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.

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Reading Suggestions – Empire of Grass, by Tad Williams (2019).

The second book of what looks like an interesting series 👍 📚 💯 ⭐️

Could be worth taking a closer look 🧐🔥📖👀📚

Book Synopsis

The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions.

Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive.

But as the kingdoms of Osten Ard are torn apart by fear and greed, a few individuals will fight for their own lives and destinies-not yet aware that the survival of everything depends on them.

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Book Recommendations – Children of Ruin,by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2019).

This looks fantastic 👌 💯 📚

If the cover is anything to go by then it should be well worth the read. Fantasy at its best with intriguing plots and surprising twists 👍😊📖👀📚⭐️✍️

Book Synopsis

It has been waiting through the ages.

Now it’s time…

Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.

Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.

But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.

And it’s been waiting for them.

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Reading Ideas – The Gordian Protocol, by Jacob Holo (2019).

Something a little bit different for PNE but this is something a friend said I absolutely must read. Looks like it may be worth a look 👌💯🧐📚⭐️📖🔥🌟

Book Synopsis

Doctor Benjamin Schröder was far from a man of action. In fact, he was a history teacher — Chairman of the Castle Rock University history department — and if his life wasn’t perfect, it was close. Until, that is the discussion of his star student Elzbietá Abramowski’s dissertation on Operation Oz, the Pacific Allies’ invasion of Vladivostok, staged through occupied Japan to meet their Imperial German allies, was brutally interrupted.

The psychotic episode that turned his entire world upside down struck with absolutely no warning, and it was more terrifying than anything he should have been able to imagine, leaving him with a complete, incredibly detailed set of false, nightmare “memories.” Not just of his own life, but of an entire, ghastly world in which Operation Oz had never happened. In which millions of helpless civilians had been systematically slaughtered in “extermination camps” that were horrific beyond belief. In which there was still a Soviet Union. In which the Chinese Communists had succeeded, the Korean Peninsula had been permanently divided, thousands of nuclear warheads had spread their deadly threat across the entire Earth, and the Middle East was a festering sore of bloodshed, fanaticism, and terrorism.

The knowledge that those false memories had come from somewhere inside his own psyche was terrible, but with the help of Commander Abramowski, a highly decorated Navy fighter pilot who’d been forced to deal with her own PTSD after crippling combat wounds invalided her out of service, he’s put his life back together. With Elzbietá’s support, he’s learned to deal with the nightmares, to recognize that they are onlynightmares that can’t — and won’t — be permitted to rule his life.

Until, that is, a lunatic named Raibert Kaminski knocks on his door one afternoon with an impossible and horrifying story about alternate realities, time travel, temporal knots, and more than a dozen doomed universes which must inevitably die if the temporal storm front rushing towards the distant future isn’t stopped. He has to be lying, of course. Or completely insane. But what if he’s not a madman after all? What if he’s actually telling the truth?

That possibility is the most terrifying thing of all. Because if he is, the false memories aren’t false after all, and that other world is just as real as the one Schröder has always known. And if that’s true, Benjamin Schröder is about to become the greatest mass murderer in human history, because he has to choose. Whether he acts or refuses to act, Benjamin Schröder is the one man who will decide which universe lives and which dies, along with every star system, every galaxy — and every single human being — in it.

Including the woman he’s discovered he loves more than life itself.

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Book Suggestions – Middlegame, by Seanan McGuire (2019).

A world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities 🌟🔥👀📖📚⭐️🔮😱✍️😊

Looks like it could be worth taking a look 💯⭐️✍️📚🧐👀🔥📖

Book Synopsis

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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Reading Ideas – Octavia Gone, by Jack McDevitt (2019).

This was recommended to me by a friend. The description looks great. Love the book cover also. Something a little different to take a look at 📚 📖 💯 👏 🔥 💯 ⭐️

Book Synopsis

After his return from space, Gabe is trying to find a new life for himself after being presumed dead—just as Alex and Chase are trying to relearn how to live and work without him. But when a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from Gabe’s old collection, it grants the group a chance to dive into solving the mystery of its origins as a team, once again.

When a lead on the artifact is tied to a dead pilot’s sole unrecorded trip, another clue seems to lead to one of the greatest lingering mysteries of the age: the infamous disappearance of a team of scientists aboard a space station orbiting a black hole—the Amelia Earhart of their time. With any luck, Alex, Chase, and Gabe may be on the trail of the greatest archaeological discovery of their careers…

In Octavia Gone, Nebula Award winner McDevitt, who Stephen King has called “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke,” has created another terrific science fiction mystery in his beloved Alex Benedict series.

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