Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

Just added this one to the schedule!ย  On May 20th, I’ll be at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island.ย  I’m really looking forward to the drive as well as to visiting the bookstore!

In other news, I just got the word that Dragon Haven, newly released in the UK, will premier at #11 on the Best Seller List!

Thanks, deepest thanks, to all the readers who made this happen.ย ย  Best birthday present ever!!!!

Robin

15 Responses to Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

  1. Hi Robin,
    This is the first time I have found your website. I love your books, and how you have brought together the Liveship Traders and Fitz stories together. I’ve just finished reading Dragon’s Haven, really liked it, and was looking forward to the story continuing. But then I saw your post about Dragon’s Haven being the last book in the Rain Wilds series! please tell me that’s not true?

  2. Hi Reuben!
    Thanks for the kind words about Dragon Haven. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    And while it ends Chronicles of the Rain Wilds, there is another Rain Wilds tale working its way out of my keyboard and into pixels right now. I don’t want to talk about it too much just yet, but I hope you’ll like it.

    Thanks for asking!

    Robin

  3. Dear Jo and other readers,

    I am adding what is called ‘spoiler space’ to Jo’s comment. A ‘spoiler’ is a plot detail that may ‘spoil’ someone’s pleasure in the book if they read it before they have read the book. Jo, this is not a rebuke!! I’ve often been guilty of accidentally posting spoilers myself.

    So, If you have not yet read Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven, you may not want to read Jo’s comments just yet.

    So stop now. Stop now! No, really!

    Unless, of course, you’ve already read the books!

    Robin

    Dear Robin,

    Words cannot adequately describe how much I adore your books. I just today finished “Dragon Haven” and wow, I fell in love with those dragons and the keepers and crew of “Tarman”.

    It was so pleasing to see Sedric’s redemption! I was worried at the end of “Dragon Keeper” that the little copper dragon would die, but in the end all the dragons survived, yay! I was so uplifted by Sintara finally taking to the air, and really enjoyed the little side romance story between Detozi and Erek.

    I would dearly love to read how they all get on in Kelsingra. Something about your writing makes me fall in love with the characters. Oh, and I’d also love to learn more about the strange land in the south from which The Fool/Amber/Lord Golden originates. It’s such a fascinating world you have created!! My most loved character is Nighteyes – I can tell you I cried reading of his death.

    Now I’ve read all the Robin Hobb stories I’ll be searching out the Megan Lindholm. You are awesome.

    Best wishes from Jo in Sydney, Australia

  4. Hi Jo!
    Thanks for your comments. It’s wonderful to know that you’ve enjoyed the books. And I am, as a matter of fact, working on a tale right now that continues the story of some of the characters in Chronicles of the Rain Wilds.

    Hope you don’t mind that I inserted ‘spoiler space’ in your comment!

    Robin

  5. Hello Robin,

    I’ve read and re-read your books more times than I can count. I have had to re-buy your books so many times from the covers falling off and pages fading, but each new purchase is as exciting to me as the first. Your creations and fantasy worlds have given me strength and a personal retreat more than once. I cannot explain the relief your books gave me as a teenager. I went through some rough times and instead of crying I entered the world of the Farseerโ€™s and let my heart go with Fitz. I look forward to reading each one of your books, even if it is the 50th time I have read them, and I am never disappointed. I have cried, laughed, sighed, pained, sympathized and felt every other emotion while reading your stories. I have fallen asleep thinking of Fitz, Reyn, Beloved and dreamt dreams of purest peace.

    My reasons of telling you this is to let you know that even if everyone in the world hated your books, I would love them and hold them dear. Thank you for sharing the stories of your imagination with us. I am only 22 years old, but I know you will be my favorite author until the end of my days.
    My only goal after reading all your books a million times is to buy them in hardback and have each of them signed by you!

    You are a true Queen among peasants in the fantasy world!

    Sarah

  6. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much Robin – I’m very chuffed to hear you are writing more on the Rain Wilds!

    Thanks for adding the spoiler space; I admit I forgot all about that in my excitement of finding your website ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Good thing the comments are moderated. It’s a shame there is no such thing as spoiler space on amazon.com as I accidentally read more than I should have on there in the reviews! Awaiting next novel with bated breath, though I realise it will be some time off. Best wishes, Jo

  7. AAAAA!!

    I live on Orcas Island, but I’ll be in Australia when you come to Bainbridge.

    I am far too busy to read your books, I can’t afford to take the time, AND YET I DO ANYWAY! My clients are annoyed, and my reports are delayed. Oh well. I just found out that I can get Dragon Keeper on the Kindle, and after much fuss I’m here in Sweden reading it on my iPod Kindle Reader.

    Whatever it takes.

    Thank you for your stories.

  8. Nothing of the Fool in these Rain Wild books.

    I miss Fitz and the Fool as well. But until I have a solid plot that I think readers will like and I feel does them justice, I’ll just have to let them wander about on their own.

    Best wishes,

    Robin

  9. Hi Robin

    I wanted to leave you this message – I have spent all my reading life with my nose stuck into historical fiction, popular science and legal texts.

    I have always eschewed fantasy fiction because it seems to be full of ridiculous vampires and unbelievable magic. Not mention dragons and more dragons.

    But a 22-year old told me to read the Farseer Trilogy. She lent me Book 1 as I refused to go buy it as I thought it would be full of vampires and dragons.

    I can honestly tell you I have never had the privilege before of reading a book that is so full of extraordinary imagination but also of beautifully crafted language that weaves a world I can visualise and experience. You have an amazing ability to construct rich, complex characters.

    I went on to actually buy Book 2 and 3 and then launched myself into the Liveship Traders trilogy. I admit I miss Fitz, the Fool and Nighteyes – but will move onto the Tawny Man series soon.

    I expect to spend most of 2010 reading your books. You have inspired my own writing but more importantly have helped me to see that fantasy fiction is not full of silly vampires that sparkle in the sunlight ๐Ÿ™‚ And that dragons can actually be such compelling characters that you wish they were really in our own world or for just one moment you could glimpse their iridescent blue wings as they soar wild and free.

    Victoria

  10. Victoria, thank you for your comment and for your kind words about my books.
    If this is the first fantasy you have ventured into, then I envy you! There are so many writers and worlds for you to discover.

    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your journey through my world.

    With best wishes,

    Robin Hobb