In the second breathtaking volume of Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders trilogy, a new tide of glory and terror sweeps forward the story of the Vestrit clan, their liveship Vivacia, and all who strive to possess her.As the ancient tradition of Bingtown's Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new... show more
In the second breathtaking volume of Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders trilogy, a new tide of glory and terror sweeps forward the story of the Vestrit clan, their liveship Vivacia, and all who strive to possess her.As the ancient tradition of Bingtown's Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship--a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea's nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship--but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit's ambitious grasp....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 29th 2000
Pages no: 850
Edition language: English
Series: Liveship Traders (#2)
How many different engaging, high-drama story lines can there be in one book? Don't ask me. I lost track of how many are in this one, but now my head is full of great story and I can't wait to move onto the next one. Especially since this book didn't actually end, it just stopped in the middle of ...
39. THE MAD SHIP, BY ROBIN HOBB (Book 2 of The Liveship Traders, Book 5 of The Realm of the Elderlings)I would normally read a few more books by other authors before reading another one by someone I have already read, but I just REALLY wanted to know what happened. I’ll try to restrain myself before...
Book 2 and if book 1 was complicated book 2 becomes even more so, looking forward to book 3
I've kind of said everything about this series in my comments on the first book.Even more than the Assassin's Blah series these have blurred for me, which is partially a consequence of the multiple-character viewpoint thingy that GRRM also uses so effectively in GoT.It just feels like reading one in...
I must say that I'm liking these huge books more and more. I love getting to know in depth all these characters and anticipating how they will react to certain circumstances (usually I'm wrong). I find myself cringing when bad things happen and cheering when they prevail. To me that is the mark of...