Golden Fool

Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553897203

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 730

“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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate. 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

The Golden Fool

Author: David Divine



Category: Transvaal (South Africa)

Page: 247

View: 237

Paul the Fool of Christ

A Study of 1 Corinthians 1-4 in the Comic-Philosophic Tradition L. L. Welborn.
Chapter 3 THE GENERIC MEANING We meet one of these lower class types in
the first tale of Apuleius ' brilliant novel , The Golden Ass . On his way to the baths
in ...

Author: L. L. Welborn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567030429

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 933

Welborn argues that Paul's acceptance of the role of a 'fool', and his evaluation of the message of the cross as 'foolishness', are best understood against the background of the popular theatre and the fool's role in the mime. Welborn's investigation demonstrates that the term 'folly' (moria) was generally understood as a designation of the attitude and behaviour of a particular social type -û the lower class buffoon. As a source of amusement, these lower class types were widely represented on the stage in the vulgar and realistic comedy known as the mime. Paul's acceptance of the role of the fool mirrors the strategy of a number of intellectuals in the early Empire who exploited the paradoxical freedom that the role permitted for the utterance of a dangerous truth. Welborn locates Paul's exposition of the 'folly' of the message about the cross in a submerged intellectual tradition that connects Cynic philosophy, satire, and the mime. In this tradition, the world is viewed from the perspective of the poor, the dishonoured, the outsiders. The hero of this tradition is the 'wise fool,' who, in grotesque disguise, is allowed to utter critical truths about authority. The book demonstrates that Paul participates fully in this tradition in his discourse about the folly of the word of the cross. The major components of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians 1-4 find their closest analogies in the tradition that valorizes Socrates, Aesop, and the mimic fool. JSNTS 293 and ECC

Fool s Errand

I must have gone pale, for Lord Golden abruptly stood and became my friend the
Fool as he offered me his chair. “Are you all right, Fitz! Is it a seizure coming on?”
I actually dropped into the chair. My head was spinning as I pondered the depth ...

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553897043

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 943

“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus

The Golden Lion of Granpere

What a fool been imprudent in allowing himself to love you must be if you think it !
There is nothsuch a girl ! Could there be any good rea - ing you may not do
where you are , and son why his father should have wished that you have got it ...

Author: Anthony Trollope



Category: English fiction

Page: 4

View: 766

The American Encyclop dic Dictionary

S. J. Herrtage, John A. Williams, Robert Hunter. golden - age 2040 golden -
winged * 4 . Abounding or rich in gold . golden - fleece , s . be the number of
lunar cycles from the birth of “ The learned pate ducks to the golden fool . " . Class
. Myth .

Author: S. J. Herrtage



Category: English language


View: 396

The American Encyclop dic Dictionary

golden - age 2040 golden - winged * 4 . Abounding or rich in gold . golden -
fleece , s . be the number of lunar cycles from the birth of " The learned pate
ducks to the golden fool . " . Class . Myth .: The fleece of gold taken from th Christ ,
and the ...




Category: English language


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American Dictionary and Cyclopedia

golden - age 2040 golden - winged * 4 . Abounding or rich in gold . golden -
fleece , s . be the number of lunar cycles from the birth of “ The learned pate
ducks to the golden fool . " . Class . Myth .: The fleece of gold taken from th : Christ
, and ...




Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia

golden - age 2040 golden - winged * 4 . Abounding or rich in gold . golden -
fleece , s . be the number of lunar cycles from the birth of “ The learned pate
ducks to the golden fool . " . Class . Myth .: The fleece of gold taken from thy Christ
, and ...

Author: Robert Hunter



Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


View: 611

Theatre and Religion

II Sonja Fielitz Learned pate and golden fool : a Jesuit source for Timon of Athens
Every grace of fortune Is smoothed by that below . The learned pate Ducks to the
golden fool . ( Timon of Athens , 4.3.16-18 ) Recent research on the possible ...

Author: Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Richard Dutton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063633

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 330

Publisher Description

The Golden Stairs

“God says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Hank laughed. “
That's wrong, preacher. Only fools believe there is a God! When I was in my
twenties and thirties, I used to give lectures in meetings of atheist clubs. I showed
in my ...

Author: Al Lacy

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562905

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 489

Climb to Unexpected Treasures News that gold has been discovered in Canada’s Yukon Territory is rapidly spreading through the United States and its territories. And the route that gets you there from Alaska is the Golden Stairs. In the spring of 1898, nineteen-year-old Livia Bray and her mother, Martha, set out to find their missing father and husband, Weldon, who left six months ago to seek his fortune. Her heart just broken, Livia does not expect to meet anyone like Matt Holden on the Golden Stairs. But Matt saves Livia’s life during an avalanche and leads her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Livia also finds true love in him…but will she and her mother find her father dead or alive? Gold in the Yukon! 1898. Gold is flowing out of Canada’s Yukon Territory , and broad-shouldered Matt Holden and his parents join the thousands of people flocking north. To reach the gold fields, they take the Chilkoot Trail and a grueling climb up the icy Golden Stairs over Chilkoot Pass. With threats ranging from drunken violence to deadly avalanche, Matt has his hands full protecting those around him. Along the way, Matt meets Martha Bray and her lovely daughter, Livia, who’ve come from San Francisco searching for their missing husband and father, Weldon. He left for the Yukon months ago, but there’s been no word...and even the Mounties could find no trace of him. Will Martha and Livia ever find Weldon? And who will find their hearts’ desires—or eternal riches—in the frozen land beyond the Golden Stairs? Story Behind the Book “We read books on the history of North America and found ourselves captivated with the three big gold rushes in the nineteenth century—the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Dakota Territory Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874, and the Canadian Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. Some gold seekers embraced success, delight, and happiness, but others faced failure, tragedy, and sorrow. In the Dreams of Gold series, we captivate our readers’ imaginations as well as touch their hearts with both types of results in the gold seekers’ experiences—good and bad.” —Al and JoAnna Lacy

The Family Shakspeare

Ducks to the golden fool : All is oblique ; There's nothing level in our cursed
natures , But direct villainy . Therefore , be abhorr'd All feasts , societies , and
throngs of men ! His semblable , yea , himself , Timon disdains : Destruction fang

Author: William Shakespeare





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The Forum

The golden day Gilds yon sky - helmed mount with purple hues , Like fabled
dolphins , varying as it dies . ... 0 , cursed lust of gold ! when for thy sake The fool
throws up his interest in both worlds , First starved in this , then damned in that to

Author: David Paul Brown



Category: Lawyers


View: 494

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

... and the Tawny Man series: Fool's Errand, The Golden Fool, and Fool's Fate.
She's also the author of the Soldier Son series: Shaman's Crossing, Forest Mage,
and Renegade's Magic. Most recently, as Robin Hobb, she's started a new series
, ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250028043

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 498

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

The Cambridge History of English Poetry

... Married a Wife', lines 1–4) to the scornful: He has observd the Golden Rule Till
hes become the Golden Fool ('He has observd the Golden Rule') and Thus,
Hayley on his Toilette seeing the sope, Cries Homer is very much improvd by

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521883067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1100

View: 408

A literary-historical account of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon writings to the present.

Chasing Perfect A Fool s Gold Novel Book 1

She hadn't had much time to get settled, what with moving to Fool's Gold over the
weekend and the presentation preparation taking up all her free time. ... The print
underneath the picture proclaimed Josh GoldenFool's Gold's favorite son.

Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408900408

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 418

Welcome to Fool's Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There's lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there's just one tiny problem in Fool's Gold: the men don't seem to stick around.

A Fool Disclosure

... his legs form this, and his head might be seen as a sun rising up from the
waters below it which all come together to make up the symbol of the occult
school known as The Golden Dawn that Paul Foster Case, who started BOTA,
belonged to ...

Author: Ricky S. Chorjel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595436412

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 549

The Fool s Progress

Smiling in anticipation, thinking about it, Henry relit his pipe and gazed with pride
and satisfaction at the blue sky, the golden desert, the pink and frosty mountains
of great good grand New Mexico, Gateway to Arizona. III The committee had ...

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 146680629X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 611

The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress." "A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune

The Fool s Run

I think so.” “Just in case you don't, let me lay it out in a couple of sentences. Their
top systems programmers are taking home maybe a hundred grand a year, plus
options and benefits and bonuses. That's good money. That's the golden goose.

Author: John Sandford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101162002

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 907

John Sandford, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Prey novels gives suspense an ingenious twist as he takes readers into the mind games of two irresistible con artists plotting the perfect sting… Kidd is a computer whiz, artist, and professional criminal. LuEllen is his lover, and his favorite partner in crime. Their playing field in on the cutting edge of high-tech corporate warfare. This time they’ve been hired by a defense industry corporation to destroy its business rival through computer sabotage. If Kidd and LuEllen can pull it off, they’ll reap millions. It’s the sting of a lifetime. One false move and it’s a lifetime sentence. As the takedown unfolds, everything goes according to plan. But their string of successes turns into a noose when the ultimate con artists find themselves on the wrong end of the ultimate con…

The Last Flannelled Fool

I drove around the one-way system several times in search of the Golden Hind,
peering out of steamed-up windows and thoroughly enraging cars Full of
motorists on their way to Mom'son's (SiI'lCC the closure of Gales, the town's
largest ...

Author: Michael Simkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409005704

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 529

Michael Simkins is the ultimate Sunday cricketer - passionate, obsessive, technically inept, and hopelessly deluded. When an injury rules him out of an entire season, not only might it spell the end of his long career, he is faced more immediately with a summer aimlessly wandering garden centres and listening to The Archers. He decides instead to set off on an odyssey across the counties of England in search of that golden time in his youth when his passion for the game was first kindled. It's a journey that begins in May in light drizzle at the birthplace of cricket, takes in the burial site of his favourite ground (now a Marks & Spencer) and even stops along the way to flirt with the love child of WG Grace and Kerry Katona that is Twenty20. It ends with the ultimate cricketing zenith - returning to the field of play to bowl an over to Freddie Flintoff in fading light in front of a capacity crowd. So can cricket still bring comfort and meaning to his life or is Old Father Time about to call for Michael's bails?