Prince of Fools: Mark Lawrence
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools:Sebastian Darke Philip Caveney
The lord of Laughter, the Monarch of Mirth - if only the bumbling 17-year-old Sebastian Darke could be a successful jester like his father. The problem is Sebastian´s not funny. But after his father´s death, with no choice but to beg in the streets, the half-human, half-elf teen sets off with Max, his father´s slightly cynical Buffalope, to offer his services as a jester to King Septimus of Keladon. On the way they meet Captain Cornelius Drummel, small in stature, but the fiercest of fighters. The three rescue the fair princess Kerin, who´s being held captive by brigands, and happily escort her home. If only Sebastian knew the kidnapping was engineered by the evil King Septimus! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000780/bk_lili_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince of Fools (Red Queen´s War, Book 1):HarperVoyager. ePub edition Mark Lawrence
From the critically-acclaimed author of The Broken Empire series comes a brilliant new epic fantasy series, The Red Queen´s War. The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north. In a journey across half the Broken Empire, Jalan flees minions of the Dead King, agrees to duel an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath, and meets the ice witch, Skilfar, all the time seeking a way to part company with Snorri before the Norseman´s quest leads them to face his enemies in the black fort on the edge of the Bitter Ice. Prince of Fools is the first book in the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Ohlendorf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001658/bk_hcuk_001658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb´s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.´´-George R. R. Martin FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen´s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislands-and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliania´s demand? Knowing that the Fool has foretold he will die on the island of ice, Fitz plots to leave his dearest friend behind. But fate cannot so easily be defied. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool´s Fate ´´[Robin] Hobb´s rich, vibrant and unique world [is] filled with sentient ships, magical beasts, and fascinating characters. . . . Highly recommended.´´-Library Journal ´´Rich, enchanting fantasy from one of today´s best practitioners . . . reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin´s The Other Wind [and] Anne McCaffrey´s Pern series.´´-BookPage
´´Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb´s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.´´-George R. R. Martin Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince´s secret-one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread ´´beast magic.´´ Only Fitz´s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool´s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive. Praise for Robin Hobb and Golden Fool ´´[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. . . . [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.´´-Publishers Weekly ´´Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.´´-The Kansas City Star
FitzChivalry Farseer embarks on his latest adventure when he is forced out of seclusion by the news that Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, is missing, and as Fitz sets out to find the Prince before his betrothal ceremony, he is unexpectedly confronted by betrayal and intrigue at every turn. Reprint.