Fools errand is the first book of the Tawny man trilogy. The book delves back into the lives of Tom/Fitz, Nighteyes (my favourite character) and the fool.
The book is set 15 years after the last book. Tom Badgerlock is living in a derelict cabin in the woods that he’s made his home with his trusty yet ageing wolf Nighteyes and his adoptive son Hap. Tom’s life seem to be settled he can do what he wants without the trivial of court life.
Tom then notices people from his past coming to his cabin more often. The fool pops in once in a while to tell Tom what is happening in the outside world. His old mentor Chade trying to force Tom to come back to the palace to take his rightful place as Prince Fitchivalry. Tom likes the company but would rather be on his own without the interferences of his past life.
Tom then gets dragged back into the royal society unwillingly as his nephew prince Dutiful heir to the throne has been kidnapped by what they believe to be a militant group called the Piebalds. Tom has to leave his simple life and again be a servant to the crown. Will Tom find his nephew? Will the people recognise that Fitz is still alive and well?
I can’t even explain how well these characters have written and the world build is amazing. Robin Hobb is a fantastic writer. I don’t know how she keeps coming out with books like this but she does especially up to a high standard.
I’d definitely recommend reading Robin Hobbs books as they’re definitely worth a read.
The book deserves a 5/5 as it’s unbelievable please read all her previous books.
Please have tissues with you when reading this book. Not that I cried while reading this 😂