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Робин Хобб
Fool’s Fate

Fool’s Fate
Robin Hobb

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. MartinThe thrilling conclusion to Robin Hobb’s Tawny Man trilogy.Kingdoms will stand or fall on the beat of a dragon’s wings, or a Fool’s heart.Prince Dutiful has been charged with a quest to the Outisland to take the head of the black dragon Icefyre. Only then will his betrothed marry him and cement the alliance between their warring kingdoms.But is Icefyre just a legend? Or does he truly slumber beneath the glaciers? Fitz has prevented his friend the Fool from accompanying them the Fool has foreseen his own death if he ever sets foot on the isle of the black dragon. But as their ship draws in towards Aslevjal a lone figure awaits them…

Copyright (#ulink_91d9ef8b-cabe-5fa0-be41-ad143fe1bfab)

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 2003

Copyright © Robin Hobb 2003

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Illustration © Jackie Morris. Calligraphy by Stephen Raw

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Dedication (#ulink_f7429ae8-cd5d-51f8-82b7-50b7b17522df)

To Pi.

Table of Contents

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Title Page (#ud3f88507-9efc-5be1-b10b-366dd3aa500c)

Copyright (#ud5818bd9-70e6-5218-944d-cbe57f9b8707)

Dedication (#u1877b647-e3db-5b03-9268-f2822b8fbd66)

Map (#u7e92baa4-72c5-586c-9495-01d208480357)

Prologue: Battling Fate (#ufb82a6aa-1b95-577c-b452-a40a5460f8a6)

One: Lizards (#u678023e1-9481-53d5-9700-aee39a7da570)

Two: Sons (#u81551200-b753-5c75-a157-6d06a9ca40d2)

Three: Trepidation (#uc0237144-ca70-588f-991a-33e864225035)

Four: An Exchange of Weapons (#u27dffe79-448c-5843-9588-808ad35b3738)

Five: Departures (#ua6084c2d-9ace-557e-b631-fffdfdbe9b90)

Six: Voyage of Dreams (#ud6ed8b35-e23a-5fb0-84e0-1082f2115ed3)

Seven: Voyage (#u33f740c9-0ec6-5225-87c4-cf218e808b24)

Eight: The Hetgurd (#ufda19468-9f0f-535c-ab85-19e049429636)

Nine: Mothershouse (#udf8b2505-1a55-5b0b-b4a6-c7be6f801cae)

Ten: The Narcheska (#ub54594b8-9415-57dd-94c3-10124a0f2911)

Eleven: Wuislington (#litres_trial_promo)

Twelve: Cousins (#litres_trial_promo)

Thirteen: Aslevjal (#litres_trial_promo)

Fourteen: The Black Man (#litres_trial_promo)

Fifteen: Civil (#litres_trial_promo)

Sixteen: Elfbark (#litres_trial_promo)

Seventeen: Icefyre (#litres_trial_promo)

Eighteen: Ice (#litres_trial_promo)

Nineteen: Below the Ice (#litres_trial_promo)

Twenty: Corridors (#litres_trial_promo)

Twenty-One: In the Realm of the Pale Woman (#litres_trial_promo)
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