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Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb
Ship of Magic
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From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, it tells of a group of sea traders, purveyors of rare goods which often border on the magical. Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious... show more
From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, it tells of a group of sea traders, purveyors of rare goods which often border on the magical. Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many other legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit's father is carried on deck in his death-throes. Althea waits fo the ship that she loves more than anything else iin the world to awaken. Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father's will to her brutal brother-in-law, Kyle Haven...Others plot to win, or steal, a liveship. The Paragon, known by many as the Pariah, went mad, turned turtle and drowned his crew. Now he lies, blind, lonely and broken on a deserted beach. But greedy men have designs to restore him, to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006498858 (000649885X)
Publisher: Voyager
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
Series: Liveship Traders (#1)
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Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 #ShipofMagic: Now THAT's a story!
Is it a family drama? A pirate adventure? A magical fantasy? A coming of age tale? Are there bad guys that you root for? Good guys that you hate? Characters you care for? How about mysteries to solve? Gripping suspense? Foreshadowing of secrets yet to be revealed? Oh yes. The writing is outs...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
3.0 Meh
There were things I liked and things I didn't like. I've definitely outgrown the writing style and audiobooks are the only way I can stomach Hobb's writing anymore.
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
4.0 Ship of Magic
36. SHIP OF MAGIC, BY ROBIN HOBB (Book 1 of The Liveship Traders, Book 4 of The Realm of the Elderlings)I was already a big fan of Robin Hobb (REALLY big fan, like, flag-waving shirt-wearing fan) so I wondered if I should read any of her books this year. After all, the whole point of this reading ch...
Book Clever
Book Clever rated it
5.0 Las naves de la magia (DeBolsillo)
It's not everyday I can say I liked the bad guys in a book, not for being cool 'bad guys', but because they were portrayed so well in their villanous ways that, despite being evil and annoying, I was actually charmed to read about them. Even the brattiest character charmed me instead of making me wa...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
2.0 This ship has sailed
Ship of Magic is one of those books I'd hesitate to call "slow." The word simply doesn't do it justice. "Ponderous" might be a better word. Even "glacial," perhaps. It's not quite "soporific"--my irritation with the characters did a pretty good job at keeping me awake-so personally, I'd plump for...
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