Ship of Magic (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 30, 2003 - Fiction
15 Reviews
Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia.
 
For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Mad Ship.
 
Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy
 
“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”Booklist
 
“A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”Interzone
  

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User Review  - RoseCrossed - LibraryThing

Robin Hobb. I'm so glad I didn't miss out on this one! It has interesting, fully developed characters and an interesting plot line. The whole trilogy is good and worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Sweet_Serenity - LibraryThing

I adored this book. I read the Farseer trilogy before this. I loved the Farseer trilogy, but I also noticed quite a few flaws, as mentioned in my review for Assassin's Quest. This book plays to Hobb's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
33
Section 3
60
Section 4
84
Section 5
108
Section 6
132
Section 7
150
Section 8
170
Section 20
477
Section 21
503
Section 22
524
Section 23
547
Section 24
574
Section 25
593
Section 26
615
Section 27
639

Section 9
190
Section 10
207
Section 11
230
Section 12
250
Section 13
270
Section 14
292
Section 15
320
Section 16
353
Section 17
409
Section 18
429
Section 19
450
Section 28
658
Section 29
680
Section 30
699
Section 31
716
Section 32
741
Section 33
759
Section 34
775
Section 35
786
Section 36
807
Section 37
812
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About the author (2003)

Robin Hobb is the author of the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, the Soldier Son Trilogy, and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. She has also written as Megan Lindholm. She is a native of Washington State.


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