Questions tagged [realm-of-the-elderlings]

Realm of the Elderlings is a fantasy series by Robin Hobb. It includes several sub-series, such as the Tawny Man Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles.

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What did Robin Hobb call a group of dragons?

Robin Hobb towards the end of the "Realm of the Elderlings" series called a group of dragons something and I can't for the life of me remember what it was or find it in said books or online. Anyone ...
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How old is Chade?

Chade has always been described as old, even in the first books. I just finished the Tawny Man Series ending with Fool's Fate, and other characters are either growing old and frail I find this hard ...
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What was the meaning of the “candles” prophecy?

In Clerres, one of the most common prophecies regarding the advent of the Destroyer is know as the "candle prophecy". Here is the version that Bee Farseer dreamed about: I dream it as a vine that ...
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How are Robin Hobb novels related to each other?

Robin Hobb has written many novels, that are part of several series, that in turn belong to a broader cycle called The Realm of the Elderlings. From what I have gathered, this cycle is composed by the ...
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Which books feature Fitz Farseer?

I have just been reading The Fools Assassin and I was wondering if the character Fitz Farseer is involved in the plots of any of the other books Robin Hobb has written. Has she written any other ...
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Why did Regal reveal Fitz's plan to Kettricken and Rurisk?

In Assassin's Apprentice, the first book of the Farseer Trilogy, Fitz has a secret mission to kill Prince Rurisk. Only Shrewd, Verity and Fitz seem to have knowledge of this. When Fitz arrives in ...
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Why did Fitz take Shrewd's knife?

In the Farseer Trilogy's first part, The Assassin's Apprentice, while he is trained by Chade, Fitz receives the order to steal something irrelevant in King Shrew's room. He refuses, to prove his ...
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Is it possible that Lostler the stablemaster and Burrich are related?

I recently read The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince. We can note that Lostler and Burrich are both powerfully Witted. (Lostler’s son charger is powerfully Witted, Burrich brought a stone ...
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Do we know who is the source of the cure applied to the Fool in Fool's Quest?

So Ash/Spark gives the Fool dragon's blood which Chade got. Do we know which dragon in the Rain Wild Chronicles it was? I'm not sure if it was Relpda (if I remember correctly, whichever one that made ...
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Is Kettricken knowing the details of Dutiful's conception a plothole?

So in Fool's Quest Kettricken mentions she knows that Verity borrowed Fitz body to provide a Farseer heir, because she's not sure if Fitz will come back from his journey. She doesn't do that before ...
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Was anything actually accomplished?

Throughout the Tawny Man trilogy ... However, in the Rain Wilds Chronicles ...
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Why Wit magic was so vilified? Was there a tipping point changing the approach to Witted?

In Robin Hobb series about Royal Assassin FitzChivalry there are described at very least 3 types of magic: the Skill which allows to communicate with other Skilled or influence thoughts of other ...
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Is The Farseer Trilogy representative of Robin Hobb's work?

I read The Farseer Trilogy after getting the first volume free for the Kindle. To put it mildly, I was very disappointed with that series. It had great potential, but the overarching plot was capped ...
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What situation does the Fool refer to at the start of Fools' Errand?

In the book Fool's errand, The Fool refers to a situation (during his first meeting with Fitz) in which he felt Fitz's presence with him. What time and person did the Fool refer to?
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What is the gender of a specific character in the “Elderling Realm” universe?

In the "Elderling Realm" universe, there is a character who's gender is called into question at several points in the books. The character I am talking about is In the books, I think the author ...
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Who are the “beings” in Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings books?

In Robin Hobb's books on the Realm of the Elderlings, specifically the FitzChivalry books, Fitz ends up on an island that is revealed in the Liveship books to be the island of the "Others." I haven't ...
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Is The Pale Woman ever mentioned in the Farseer trilogy?

I haven't read the Farseer trilogy in quite some time, but I recently read the Tawny Man trilogy. However, I can't remember reading about her in the Farseer trilogy. So was she mentioned at all in ...