30 Day Book Challenge – Day 29
Oh no! I should have looked ahead, because I only the other day wrote about what book I’m reading in my Feeding My Book Addiction post. My bad.
For those of you who missed it, however, I’m currently reading The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb. It is book two of the Tawny Man Trilogy, and follows on from the much acclaimed Farseer Trilogy.
I’ve found that Robin Hobb loves to dedicate much of her time to character building in her books, which often means that a lot of the action doesn’t take place until quite a way into the novels. I don’t mind at all, because a) her characters are interesting and b) it makes later plot advancements and drama all the more compelling after spending so much time getting to know the characters, their motives and desires. Despite this, she doesn’t fall into that dreadful trap of rushing the action at the end. The stories are all well paced and never bore, at least not me.
This book is no different, and I am currently still caught up in the character building stages, but sense that the action is not too far away…