Group read of Robin Hobb's Farseer/Realm of the Elderlings series

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Group read of Robin Hobb's Farseer/Realm of the Elderlings series

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1souloftherose
Jan 8, 2019, 10:18am

Welcome to our group read of Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings series - it's a 16 book series but subdivided into 5 subseries.

We're not keeping to a strict timetable but most people are ready or nearly ready to start the third sub-series, the Tawny Man trilogy, which starts with Fool's Errand.



The Realm of the Elderlings (original publication date in brackets)

The Farseer Trilogy
Assassin's Apprentice (1995)
Royal Assassin (1996)
Assassin's Quest (1997)

Liveship Traders Trilogy
Ship of Magic (1998)
The Mad Ship (1999)
Ship of Destiny (2000)

The Tawny Man Trilogy
Fool's Errand (2001)
The Golden Fool (2002)
Fool's Fate (2003)

The Rain Wild Chronicles
Dragon Keeper (2009)
Dragon Haven (2010)
City of Dragons (2011)
Blood of Dragons (2013)

The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Fool's Assassin (2014)
Fool's Quest (2015)
Assassin's Fate (2017)

3archerygirl
Jan 8, 2019, 11:27am

>2 souloftherose: Thank you for setting this up! :-)

4humouress
Jan 8, 2019, 12:46pm

Signing on; thanks Heather.

5rretzler
Jan 11, 2019, 3:25am

Thanks, Heather!

I'll be reading Fool's Errand in February. Can't wait!

6HanGerg
Jan 19, 2019, 4:19pm

Thanks Heather! I have Fool's Errand and will start very shortly!

7rretzler
Jan 27, 2019, 6:49pm

So, I started reading Fool's Errand and there were mentions again of the Piebald Prince, so I took a detour today and read The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince finally! The story wasn't actually what I had expected, but it was good, and filled in a little background on the Wit. If you haven't read it, this might be a good place?

8rretzler
Jan 3, 2020, 3:42am

I hope we're continuing this in 2020. I plan to finish up the series. I read Dragon Keeper last, so I only have 6 more books to go. I haven't been very faithful about posting, but I've done a great job of reading! LOL! Hopefully, I'll do better in 2020.

9souloftherose
Jan 5, 2020, 11:04am

>8 rretzler: I'm not going to start any threads in the 2020 group but happy for someone else to if they would find them helpful. I'm planning to read The Tawny Man trilogy next year and maybe squeeze in the Rain Wild books too.