Golden Fool

The Tawny Man Trilogy

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Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553897203

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret—one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread “beast magic.” Only Fitz’s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool’s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate. Praise for Robin Hobb and Golden Fool “[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. . . . [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.”—Publishers Weekly “Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.”—The Kansas City Star

The Tawny Man Series Books 2 and 3: The Golden Fool, Fool’s Fate

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Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007532121

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

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Books two and three of The Tawny Man Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb. ‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R. R. Martin

The Golden Fool (The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2)

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Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007370482

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The second book in Robin Hobb’s thrilling fantasy series returns readers to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Fitz and the Fool.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones

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Author: Helen Young

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621967476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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rom advertisements to amusement parks, themed restaurants, and Renaissance fairs twenty-first century popular culture is strewn with reimaginings of the Middle Ages. They are nowhere more prevalent, however, than in the films, television series, books, and video games of speculative genres: fantasy and science fiction. Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and George R. R. Martin's multimedia Game of Thrones franchise are just two of the most widely known and successful fantasy conglomerates of recent decades. Medievalism has often been understood as a defining feature of fantasy, and as the antithesis of science fiction, but such constructs vastly underestimate the complexities of both genres and their interactions. "Medieval" has multiple meanings in fantasy and science fiction, which shift with genre convention, and which bring about their own changes as authors and audiences engage with what has gone before in the recent and deeper pasts. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.

The Tawny Man Trilogy 3-Book Bundle

Fool's Errand, Golden Fool, Fool's Fate

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Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 080418061X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2352

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Robin Hobb’s most popular hero, assassin and “beast magic” master FitzChivalry Farseer, returns in this stunning trilogy—an epic of sacrifice, salvation, and untold treachery. For the first time, this convenient eBook bundle brings together all three of the Tawny Man novels: FOOL’S ERRAND GOLDEN FOOL FOOL’S FATE For fifteen years Fitz has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Tawny Man Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World, on Fool’s Errand “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus, on Fool’s Errand “[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. . . . [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.”—Publishers Weekly, on Golden Fool “Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.”—The Kansas City Star, on Golden Fool “[Robin] Hobb’s rich, vibrant and unique world [is] filled with sentient ships, magical beasts, and fascinating characters. . . . Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, on Fool’s Fate “Rich, enchanting fantasy from one of today’s best practitioners . . . reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin’s The Other Wind [and] Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series.”—BookPage, on Fool’s Fate

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Three

An Anthology

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Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 146038606X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5699

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you home to Fool's Gold, California, where friends and family are never far, and love is always in the air. They sought fame and fortune and are finally home—the rugged Stryker brothers are back and bringing the heat! Rafe is a pro when it comes to running a boardroom, but a land dispute—and the beautiful blonde on the other side of it—are giving him a real run for his money. His brother Shane just wants to raise horses. He's through with passion, but what will he do when it tracks him down in the form of the town's naughty-but-nice librarian? And though former model Clay has come home in the hopes of starting a family, he's also vowed never to risk his heart again. Can someone in Fool's Gold help him change his mind? Collected here for the first time, the third Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Almost Summer—makes coming home to Fool's Gold more memorable than ever. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series, Volume Three ALMOST SUMMER SUMMER DAYS SUMMER NIGHTS ALL SUMMER LONG

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume One

An Anthology

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Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1460349067

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Return to where it all began—the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery’s New York Times bestselling series Fool’s Gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool’s Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless—if unconventional—opportunities to fall in love. From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool’s Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool’s Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride—is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends. Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Collection, Volume One Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Sister of the Bride Finding Perfect

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Two

An Anthology

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Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1460364392

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes you to charming Fool's Gold, California—the ultimate small-town destination for romance! Do not get the Hendrix triplets started about the lack of eligible men in Fool's Gold! When Dakota gets roped into screening sexy bachelors for a local reality romance show she soon realizes love isn't as easy as it seems on TV. Her sister Montana has finally found her calling working with therapy dogs, but can she convince the handsome but relationship-averse man of her dreams to make a home in Fool's Gold? And while wedding bells are ringing for her sisters, they're not for Nevada. After landing her dream job, her hopes of a fresh start are thwarted when her new boss turns out to be the first love she never forgot. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the second Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Only Us—lets you reconnect with the characters who have become as familiar as old friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Series, Volume Two Only Mine Only Yours Only His Only Us

Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook

A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes

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Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146031817X

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 1489

Celebrate the seasons with the folks from Fool's Gold New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year's worth of deliciously seasonal recipes. Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time. You'll also find favorite recipes from popular characters in the series, such as: Heidi's Arugula, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese. Liz's Spaghetti for the Girls. Denise's Summer Berry Pie. With chapters for summer, spring, fall and winter, you can find the perfect recipe for everything from holiday get-togethers to cozy date nights, always using the freshest ingredients. And the heartwarming love story that is woven throughout is Susan Mallery at her finest. The more than 150 recipes and dozens of gorgeous photographs in this book will inspire you to find perfection in the simple and the seasonal. And with all of Fool's Gold with you in the kitchen, your every celebration will have a happy ending. Fans of Susan Mallery will love the exclusive short story included in this stunning cookbook!