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Робин Хобб
The Golden Fool

The Golden Fool
Robin Hobb

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. MartinThe second book in Robin Hobb’s thrilling fantasy series returns readers to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Fitz and the Fool.Fitz has been persuaded back to court, posing as a servant to the decadent Lord Golden (who is the Fool in disguise). In secret, he will train Prince Dutiful in the magic known as the Skill.The peace remains fragile, so the diplomatic wedding between Dutiful and the Outislander princess is a crucial alliance. But when Elliania arrives she challenges the prince to undertake an impossible quest before she will accept him.He must kill Icefyre, one of the last true dragons. And Fitz and the Fool must go with him…

Copyright (#ulink_db8f2f33-c618-5c75-9dab-b8d9a80fcb63)

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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First published in Great Britain by HarperVoyager 2002

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Table of Contents

Cover (#u5911b060-7337-5ea4-86ec-7c2619a2f278)

Title Page (#u0aa61745-3598-5936-bf14-a6033df01ceb)

Copyright (#u58f23311-8abc-5d4a-9120-dc0f6965f812)

Map (#u60682d55-6f82-54b2-9042-52ab605d7738)

Prologue (#ubd2b764b-451c-5d39-8e02-c9d0c856da18)

Chapter One: Piebalds (#u84b6ca40-3071-5671-bf4b-47db04ef7e63)

Chapter Two: Chade’s Servant (#ue2360d2b-2c03-5752-9ec1-9cb763a8d38c)

Chapter Three: Echoes (#ude9242f1-9bdb-5d43-afc2-338e139f86bb)

Chapter Four: The Betrothal (#u6feb634d-5355-595e-99e2-3ee3023a66d6)

Chapter Five: Shared Sorrows (#u4860c8ac-c2c1-55fd-a4d0-cae0efeec2fd)

Chapter Six: Obliteration (#uea867b63-5621-51fa-81b7-25a771bf7970)

Chapter Seven: Lessons (#u98781abc-f728-5b46-9ca6-69062eb40f69)

Chapter Eight: Ambitions (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nine: Stone Wager (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Ten: Resolutions (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eleven: Tidings from Bingtown (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twelve: Jek (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirteen: Challenges (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fourteen: Scrolls (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fifteen: Quarrel (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen: Fathers (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seventeen: Explosions (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eighteen: Pink Sugar Cake (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nineteen: Laudwine (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty: Coterie (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-One: Convalescence (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two: Connections (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Three: Revelations (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Four: Connections (#litres_trial_promo)
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