December 28th, 2008

Nightrunner - Seregil and Alec

Robin Hobb ^__^

Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, …) and Tawny Man Trilogy (Fool's Errand, …) are most definitely the best fantasy novels I've ever read! :D I've skipped the Liveship Traders Trilogy, set between the two, because despite taking place in the same world it has different characters, and I don't care much about the adventures of a female character when I can have slashiness.

One of the many things I love about these books is that there are two forms of telepathy, the Wit and the Skill, and I have such a big kink for telepathy. ;-)

I had heard of the books for the Fitz/Fool pairing, but my OTP turned out to be Fitz/Nighteyes! ♥ Yes, I am aware that Nighteyes is a wolf. :-P Fitz and Nighteyes are Wit-bound (the telepathy between humans and animals) and Nighteyes' thoughts kept reminding me of the wolves in Shifting III. I tried to fight it, but Fitz's attraction/rejection attitude was too close to gay denial and I ended up falling for the pairing. Considering the way their bond keeps deepening and Fitz sometimes calls Nighteyes "my heart," it looks like the author sees them as a pairing too.

On to the Fitz/Fool pairing: they have a Skill-link (the telepathy between humans), and more than that, they're Catalyst and White Prophet (meaning they share a destiny, they're two sides of the same coin, yaddi yadda, if you watch Merlin, you know what I'm talking about…). In the first trilogy, their relationship alternates between not-particularly-slashy and oh-that-was-very-slashy, like the forehead-touching scenes. ^^ But in the third trilogy, the Fool is much clearer about what he wants, he even calls Fitz "Beloved," and what a pity nobody seems to have explained to Fitz that guys can have sex together too. *bangs head* There's an appearance from Jek, who's met the Fool in the second trilogy, and she turns out to be the ultimate Fitz/Fool fangirl, not that Jinna wasn't hinting at it too.

Anyway, Nighteyes declares at some point that the Fool is pack, therefore making Nighteyes/Fitz/Fool my OT3. <3 The way things develop between them after that only confirms that possibility.

What I also love about these books is that some things seem perfectly natural in the flow of the story, but are actually very kinky wrong:
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