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Publisher's Summary

The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers, from the author of the best-selling Assassin’s Apprentice.
Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken’s tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.
A reluctant Fitz is assigned to protect the young prince, and also train him in the Skill, and in doing so he finally makes contact not only with his estranged daughter, Nettle, but with someone in Buckkeep who may possess a greater Skill talent than Fitz. And who may represent a terrible threat to the Farseers.
Meanwhile, Elliania arrives, and before she will accept Prince Dutiful’s betrothal challenges him to undertake an impossible quest. He must kill a legendary Outislander dragon.
©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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“Hobb is a remarkable storyteller.” ( Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mikael on 09-19-16

Our Beloved Keeps On Delivering

Amazing prelude to the end of the second trilogy. A must read for everyone. Enjoy!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ellen Lingwood on 04-07-13

The Tawny Man Trilogy

This outstanding trilogy ties up some of Robin Hobb's earlier story threads so characters from earlier books, nothing to do with the main characters the Fool and Fitz start appearing in "The Golden Fool" I am thoroughly impressed with Robin Hobb's literary skills. This trilogy is enthralling! I would recommend it to anyone. My only regret is that there are no more of her books available on Audible. I have listened to them all! But "The Tawny Man" is the best of them all!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sam Martin on 06-26-18

Great, but...

another fantastic fantasy from Robin Hobb, this audiobook is fantastically voiced, and the only drawback at all is that this is the middle book of a trilogy, and as such the story is rather unfinished... but that just makes me want the next book even more!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-16-18

Fantastic as always.

What can you say about a Robin Hobb novel that hasn't already been said, Perfection.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Peter J. Wilcock on 11-30-17

Great story, terrible narration Part 2

Any additional comments?

I'm not commenting about the story, as I don't wish to ruin it for anyone, however I will say it's another trilogy well worth the read/listen. Unfortunately, the change in narrator from the Assassins Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy) almost ruined it completely for me. I'm dreading the next series after this :'(

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