Fitz and the fool book 2 recap
Fool's Quest Book Review - An Emotional SequelIn short, Fitz and the Fool are both broken men when we pick up this story. There are so many things that happen to Fitz and the Six Duchies of tremendous import here, I hesitate to reveal any of them. Some are wonderful Fitz , others are harrowing Chade , while still others initially provide for a strong sense of cognitive dissonance Fitz and the Fool. But of everything, the emotional flavor of this novel for me was bittersweet — heartwarming passages and emotional highs followed by the depths of despair. My point is that these two characters have spent a great deal of time apart dealing with emotional and physical hardships. They both had to have their souls nearly destroyed so they could become the ideal versions of themselves through a rebirth and healing to confront their adversaries. Robin Hobb balanced their tension with a quiet reserve during many of the court scenes and meetings that Fitz was obliged to experience very well, giving both frustration and hope.
Fool’s Quest Book Review – An Emotional Sequel
The past few months have been difficult to find much reading time and even harder to find time to sit down and review that which I have read. Bee does not receive a lot of page-time in this novel, and when she does the complete juxtaposition in character from that of her father rubs a little raw at times. However, I choose to see that as an example of just how well Robin Hobb has written these characters that the reader is so easily able to see that they have jumped perspective and are now in the mind of a completely different character. In the same vein, Robin Hobb is able to write the Fool in just such a way that he is completely and utterly believably a selfish jerk throughout the vast majority of this book, leaving me, the reader, feeling thoroughly uncomfortable at having to sit through portions of the book where he is whining about one thing or another. But the twist in this is not that the character is badly written, but that his situation has created a person so deeply traumatised and simultaneously hell-bent on revenge that all common-sense and reason has been eaten away, leaving behind only the shell of what once was, and in its place a vengeful and hateful, yet cowardly and fearful replacement. Robin Hobb weaves a tale so heart-breaking and intricate that you cannot help but turn the page to see what happens. And while the story takes an odd turn with about a fifth of the book to go, speeding up and jumping gears, so to speak, it is done in just such a way as to fall perfectly in line with the character whose point of view overseas the jump.
Fool's Quest is the second installment of The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy, which itself is the So do yourself a favor, go read Assassin's Apprentice (the novel that started it all) or Fool's Review copy courtesy of the publisher.
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