Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3)
Robin Hobb has established herself as one of the masters of fantasy fiction And nowhere is that more apparent than in this powerful, poignant, swashbuckling epic of treachery, heroism, and humanity. The rousing conclusion to the Liveship Traders trilogy, Ship of Destiny is the spellbinding story... show more
Robin Hobb has established herself as one of the masters of fantasy fiction And nowhere is that more apparent than in this powerful, poignant, swashbuckling epic of treachery, heroism, and humanity. The rousing conclusion to the Liveship Traders trilogy, Ship of Destiny is the spellbinding story of a once-thriving city now reduced to shambles by raging war and rampant greed; of a glorious and mythic species on the brutal edge of extinction; and of the Vestrits, the clan, whose destiny is intertwined with both.Bingtown is a city under fire from forces within and without. While accusations of conspiracy fly between the Old Bingtown Traders and the New, invaders attack the harbor, trying to take the city for their own. Matriarch Ronica Vestrit bears witness to the destruction, but she is not the type of woman to simply surrender. Even as she finds herself branded a traitor, she searches for a way to bring all the city's inhabitants together to stand against the Chalcedean threat. But there is someone who cannot allow Ronica to succeed, no matter what the cost.Far out on the stormy seas, Althea Vestrit, ignorant of all that has befallen Bingtown, continues her mission to track down and recover her liveship Vivacia from the ruthless pirate Kennit. Serving as the Paragon's second mate under Captain Brashen, she faces peril beyond imagining... not just from her growing love for Brashen or their reckless scheme to regain the Vivacia, but from the unpredictable vessel Paragon himself, as he wrestles with his madness and plots his own deadly brand of revenge.Yet Althea's bold scheme may be in vain. For her beloved Vivacia will face the most terrible confrontation of all as the secret of the liveships is finally revealed. This is a truth so horrifying, so shattering, it may destroy the Vivacia and all who love her, including the boy-priest Wintrow Vestrit, whose life already hangs in the balance...A triumph of imagination and masterful storytelling, Ship of Destiny is an enthralling blend of intrigue and magic, drama and high fantasy. It is the fitting conclusion to a tale that is bound to become a classic--by a beguiling author who is already deservedly revered.
Publish date: August 1st 2000
Pages no: 581
Edition language: English
Series: Realms of the Elderlings (#6)
Admittedly, mine cuppeth hast been overflowing on the first part from very early on this series—and trilogy—nor am I qualified to analyse all the ways Hobb fails in writing about the tattooed slaves, so this is going to be a short review. Again. This trilogy has all the melodrama and angsty plot t...
Ship of Destiny was a perfect ending to a perfect story, a truly grand finale to the grand Liveship Traders trilogy. The writing, the characters, the story--brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. The dragons, the battles, the love stories, the mysteries, the magic--all thrilling, all beautiful. All lose...
56. SHIP OF DESTINY, BY ROBIN HOBB (Book 3 of The Liveship Traders, Book 6 of the Realm of the Elderlings)The final installment in The Liveship Traders trilogy. I was looking forward to this one... And it didn’t disappoint. The only bad feeling I have is that, because of the challenge, I can’t read ...
Incoherent commentary on the first book here and the second book here.Look, I already babbled about this once and GR ate my babble.So now I am ill-disposed to rebabble.As ever, I can't remember specific events of this particular trilogy but I did think it had a more trad fantasy feel than Assassin's...
It's pretty rare that I rate one of the later volumes of a trilogy/series more highly than the first (the only instance I can think of off the top of my head is Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide, the sequels to Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.) In this case, it's probably because all of the nigglin...