Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!



Christmas is what I will be celebrating in a few days!   I expect to be rather busy between now and the New Year, so I’m taking this opportunity to wish all of you well.

And if you do not share my holiday, well, I hope that you enjoy your own celebration in these dark days of winter!  And may 2012 bring a greater measure of peace and prosperity to all of us!



17 Responses to Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!

  1. Robin I just wanted to leave you a quick comment wishing you a very happy Christmas.

    I first discovered the Liveship trilogy a couple of years ago, and since then have been an avid reader of your books. I cannot tell you how many times I have read them – at this stage they are my comfort books, returning to them when I want to immerse myself in the safe familiarity of Bingtown and Buckkeep. The top shelf is reserved for my favourite books, and yours are nestled there between Jane Eyre and The Shadow of the Wind.

    I am not a comment leaver generally but wanted to thank you for the genuine pleasure your books have given and will continue to give me.

    Wishing you much joy this Christmas and looking forward to your future work.

    Love & gratitude


  2. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Hapus, as we say in Wales.

    Looking forward very much to reading City of Dragons in 2012!

  3. Merry Christmas to you too, Robin! And thank you again for providing me with such a wonderful year of reading. I can’t articulate how lucky I feel to have heard you read at Melbourne’s Supanova earlier this year, which in turn led me to Assassin’s Apprentice and the rest of the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies – which I now consider my favourite books. I look forward to reading more of your work in 2012!

  4. Hi Robin,Merry Christmas to you !
    I have all your books and love them all, always waiting for your next one to be published….I hope some day to see FitzChivalry again,as Assassins Apprentice will always be a favorite of mine…Thankyou for your awesome story telling,I love escaping into the worlds and places you create….
    Best wishes Craig

  5. Hi. My name is Kai Cahill, and I am getting ready to start a new “show” on YouTube discussing awareness in and of the queer community. Mondays are for queer exposure in media, and I was wondering if I could discuss the character The Fool, from the Liveship and Farseer Trilogies. I have been intrigued by this character since the first Farseer book, and just want to draw attention to a positive way gender ambiguity has been written in popular literature. I could not find a place to email you this request, and I do apologize for that. If you do give consent, please do so in writing by replying to my email address, which I provided in the box above.

    If you choose not to grant permission, I will continue to be a fan, and recommend you by word of mouth everywhere I go.

    Thank you,

  6. Dear Robin,

    Your a great storyteller. Thank you for creating such wonderful stories.
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear too, or in Dutch: Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar.

    love, Ton

  7. Hi Robin! And a very happy new year to you & yours too!

    I’m a bit behind on reading your blog so only now saw your post about the Hephaestus mess. I’m doubly mad about it if the texts are collected from plentywiki – we have a non commercial creative commons license in place exactly for this reason : I don’t want people to grab what we’ve gathered and start publishing unofficial encyclopedias based on it. :/

  8. Mervi! A late Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you! And thank you yet again for The Plenty! For those of you who may not know, it’s a wonderful fan run site with a wiki on Robin Hobb works and interesting links, comments, and upcoming news.

    I don’t know exactly where Hephaestus is harvesting material for these books. I do know that they are not listing them in a way that makes it clear that they are no more than collections of articles rather than actual works by the authors. The other annoying facet of this is that the buyers are discovering what they have bought is not something they want, and reselling them through various on-line sites, where more readers end up spending money for something that is free elsewhere.

    The irony is that there are excellent free articles on authors and their works, and some readers would willingly pay to have those articles in a paper book form. Hephaestus could, if they chose, create a product that people would actually want to buy, one that credited the original sources and reimbursed them for the use of the material.

    I think the only way to discover exactly what is inside a Hephaestus book is to purchase one, but I don’t wish to contribute any money to what they are doing.


  9. And Merry Christmas to you, Kairi! I’m still celebrating. I like to leave my tree and decorations up until Epiphany (and sometimes longer!) I always have a hard time letting go of the holiday season!

  10. Thank you Ton! I’ll be trying to brush up on my VERY basic Dutch before I visit again in April for Elf Fantasy Fair. I like to be able to at least say ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’!