Reading challenge – Realm of the Elderlings Update 10

August 4, 2014

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[book-info title=”Fool’s Errand” author=”robin-hobb-2″]

Progress: Fool’s Errand 83% complete.

Today is a public holiday in most of Canada (except Quebec where I live) which meant it was very quiet.  I was able to listen to my audiobook of Fool’s Errand while waiting on work to come in and so got a large chunk of the book read.  (if my boss is reading this, I was working – honest!)

In this section of the book the adventure really takes off.  Fitz, the Fool in his Lord Golden guise, Nighteyes and Huntswoman Laurel set off to find the missing prince Dutiful. Old Blood politics plays a large part in this section.  Of course when they finally catch up with Dutiful, he isn’t very enthusiastic about being “rescued.”

As a cat lover, I was amused at the difficulties Hobb describes in creating a Wit bond with a feline.  Clearly, cats in the Realm of the Elderlings are equally as independent and strong minded as here!

On a more serious note, there were some interesting points raised about the way Dutiful was manipulated into the bond with the cat – almost like a brainwashing cult.  

Hopefully I should be able to finish the book tomorrow.  


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