Teaser Tuesday – 12th May, 2017

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:

Assassin’s Fate – Book 3 of The Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb
1% I ran. I hiked up the heavy white fur coat I wore and ran. I was already too warm and it dragged and snagged on every twig or trunk I passed. Behind me, Dwalia was shouting for someone to ‘’Catch her, catch her!’ I could hear the Chalcedian making mooing noises. He galloped wildly about, once passing so close to me that I had to dodge him.

BLURB: Fitz’s young daughter, Bee, has been kidnapped by the Servants, a secret society whose members not only dream of possible futures but use their prophecies to add to their wealth and influence. Bee plays a crucial part in these dreams—but just what part remains uncertain.

As Bee is dragged by her sadistic captors across half the world, Fitz and the Fool, believing her dead, embark on a mission of revenge that will take them to the distant island where the Servants reside—a place the Fool once called home and later called prison. It was a hell the Fool escaped, maimed and blinded, swearing never to return.

I cannot give you any idea of how I’m getting on with this one as I’ve literally just started it. But Hobb’s punchy prose has already pulled me in and I’ve read the previous two books in this series, Fool’s Assassin and Fool’s Quest. Indeed, I’ve read fifteen books in the Realm of the Elderlings sequence, so it’s a safe bet that I’m going to enjoy this one. The question is – just how much… Some of her books blow me away and others not quite so much. However, I have already relaxed into that state of pleasurable anticipation you always feel as you begin an anticipated book by a favourite author… blisssss.

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24 responses »

  1. I hope you enjoy this and I look forward to your review. 🙂

    I’m a massive Hobb fan, not sure when I’ll get around to this one though, might leave it to savour later in the year but I’m expecting an emotional rollercoaster with it! Definitely agree about Hobb and her books, most blow you away but at times a couple seemed to drag on in places……but she is a masterful writer, Nighteyes, sob sob! 😦

    • Well there’s no draggy bits in this one! I’m a third of the way through and it’s foot to the floor from the start and I’m absolutely hooked. So far this is one of her best!

  2. I’ve only read the first book in this series. I liked it, but never felt compelled to continue on. I should remember to look out for these books next time I go to the library.

  3. Great teaser! I’ve yet to read one of Hobb’s books but I hope you will enjoy this one. Happy reading! Here’s my teaser of Enchanters by K.F. Bradshaw.

  4. I’ve only ever read the first book by Hobbs but I really did enjoy it – I think I’m so far behind that it all feels a bit daunting but I think that one day I will catch up.
    Hope you love it.
    Lynn 😀

    • It’s brilliant – her world is so detailed and engrossing and her take on dragonkind is wonderfully original. She’s one of my favourite authors.

    • I’ll be very interested to hear what you think of it – I completed it yesterday afternoon. Wow. Just… wow. I think it is my favourite Robin Hobb read to date…

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