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Progress: Golden Fool 19% complete.
So, onto a new book, Golden Fool. Once again I must comment on the cover art – isn’t it gorgeous?
Once again, at the beginning of the book there are lots of lovely character moments rather than fast plot progression. I particularly appreciated Kettricken’s meeting with Fitz to share his grief at the loss of Nighteyes. I’m so happy that Fitz – and the reader! – were given space to mourn this wonderful character.
Other notable character moments were Dutiful’s being torn between reaching out to Fitz as a father figure and maintaining his princely decorum. I also look forward to seeing more of Chade’s servant, Thick. If memory serves, he has a large role to play in the story.
The seeds were also being set for the political intrigue around the Narcheska and who is really behind the marriage offer. I look forward to seeing how that is developed.
At this point I really should mention how incredible it is that I have been able to marathon Hobb’s writing to this extent. Normally I like to change up my reading – I often have several different books on the go at once – but Hobb’s marvellous world and characters have been able to retain my interest effortlessly. That says a heck of a lot right there.