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by Robin Hobb

eBook Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders) download ISBN: 000649885X
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Voyager (March 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 896
ePub: 1514 kb
Fb2: 1587 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Ship of Magic, the first book in the Liveship Traders trilogy-which is also the second out five subseries within Hobb’s gigantic Realm of the Elderlings series-is a completely different book from Fitz’s first trilogy.

Ship of Magic, the first book in the Liveship Traders trilogy-which is also the second out five subseries within Hobb’s gigantic Realm of the Elderlings series-is a completely different book from Fitz’s first trilogy. It contained a new storyline, revolves around a completely new cast, new magic system, and the story took place on a completely different area from Fitz’s storyline.

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The Liveship Traders Trilogy is a trilogy of books by Robin Hobb. The trilogy follows the lives of Bingtown Trader families. The Liveship Trader's Trilogy takes place in Jamaillia, Bingtown and the Pirate Isles, on the coast far to the south of the Six Duchies. The war in the north has interrupted the trade that is the lifeblood of Bingtown, and the Liveship Traders have fallen on hard times despite their magic sentient ships.

Part of Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb. The whole of the island was enshrouded in the peculiar magic of the Others. Kennit had felt it tugging at him as he and Gankis followed the path that led from Deception Cove to the Treasure Beach. For a path seldom used, its black gravel was miraculously clean of fallen leaves or intruding plant life.

Ship of Magic is the first book of The Liveship Traders Trilogy. It is followed by The Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny. It was first published in 1998. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many other legendary wares, in 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?

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 for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken.

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A Trader family’s charts were among their most guarded possessions. Well, he’d shown his hand a bit too plainly this time. How else could one safeguard one’s swiftest routes through the Inside Passage, and one’s trading ports in lesser-known villages? Still, her father had entrusted these charts to Kyle; it was not up to her to question his decision. When they got back to port, she’d see to it that her father knew exactly what Kyle had planned, and how badly he’d treated her.

Gripping first instalment of a new series from the author of The Farseer Trilogy. 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 River Traders when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? A liveship is a difficult ship to come by. Rare and valuable, it will quicken only when three family members, from succesive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit's father is carried to her deck in his death-throes. Althea waits with awe and anticipation for the ship that she loves more than anything in the world to awaken. Only to find that her family has other plans for her...And dark, charming Kennit, aspiring pirate king, also lusts after such a ship: he well knows the power of wizardwood, and has plans of his own...
Comments: (7)
Braswyn
Ship of Magic is not just one of the best fantasy books I've read but one of the best fiction books I've ever read. I was reluctant to leave Fitz after finishing the first trilogy. But it turns out that I enjoyed Ship of Magic even more. As this is only the first book of a trilogy, it makes for even higher praise.

Many books and other pieces of art leave you feeling that maybe you yourself could have slapped it together with a little work. But this book is a unique and irreproducible masterwork of craftsmanship from start to finish. You are left wide-eyed asking, "how did you doooo that?"

The pages are dripping with heart, care and wisdom. The plot and storytelling are beautifully paced. The world-building is done so well that you simply buy into talking wood. The dialogue and characterization are so smart you feel as if you are sitting at a table listening to old friends.

For me, the most impressive aspect of Hobb is her emotional intelligence and grasp of real human nature and human behavior. Good and evil will overlap between characters. People act with nobility in one scene while flawed and selfish in another. Each character struggles with very believable conflicts that have no neat answers or solutions.

The world setting is extremely gritty and outcomes are unpredictable. And with all this, there are deeper philosophical points being made strongly throughout, without making you feel as if the author is *trying* too hard to do it. They just arise organically from the plot.

The historical period of the setting is captured very well, from the style of dialogue to the expectations of age and gender.

Hobb effectively writes from many different perspectives at once. You will be inside the head of an individual character for a moment, then an omniscient perspective, then inside the head of another character. It felt seamless, and it's a style that effectively immerses the reader. You will walk a mile in the shoes of the characters while watching yourself do it.
Very Old Chap
George R.R. Martin is not kidding with his praise of this trilogy.

I won't lie; I really didn't like the Assassin's Apprentice trilogy (have not read the Tawny Man...). I found it hard to invest in heroes that never seemed to be on the winning side of things, and a story that seemed to have no light or joyous moments to contrast the dark.

But the Liveship Traders trilogy is on another level of fantasy. It bursts with action and adventure, tenderness, beauty, joy, and a lot of depth and darkness too. Other reviewers have said it all more elegantly than I have, so I will just say this: I came to this series after reading "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik and feeling intensely hungry for some badass heroines. I was stunned by how incredible the world of this book was, how original, how finely crafted, how thrillingly the small reveals and surprises were spun out.

If you're anxiously waiting for Patrick Rothfuss to hurry up, this trilogy will not only help you pass the time, but totally engross you. And once you're done with this, I highly recommend "Uprooted" next...
Pedar
This book starts off a bit slow for me, and I found the concept of a wooden ship becoming a living being a bit of a stretch as characterized. However, that said, this is a trilogy, and the story picks up speed and begins to unfold as the book progresses. So, I suspect a lot of this book is laying the groundwork--and foreshadowing--events to come in later works. There are parts, particularly in the last half, where the action is intense and captivating. The book is, of course, well written. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because I had to push myself to get to the middle based on my enjoyment of the last trilogy I read. We'll just have to see if the story continues to travel as I suspect. Some of the foreshadowed things to come are interesting such as to how a living ship--come alive from inanimate wood--and a sea serpent could suspect they are kin to one another for example. Last, I'd like to say that historically, all well-written works take the time to develop characters. We, on the other hand have lost the patience for that and want to dive right in to full-blown drama in the first 5 pages. So, the author holds to a time honored strategy of laying her groundwork first that is missing in many of today's books, and unappreciated by many readers--thus, I kept reading with this expectation which was fulfilled.
Kieel
I came to The Liveship Trilogy from the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies. This is actually a sidestep between those two that takes place in the same world but in another region. Only one character from the other two trilogies is involved in this story yet all of it weaves together to form a 9 book series. If I had not had the luxury of choosing to skip from Farseer to Tawny Man in order to stay with Fitz Chivalry I would have read everything in sequence......which I now see is the best way though not essential. Hobb has skillfully written the trilogies so that you need not venture to the Liveship series in order to maintain continuity. Having initially skipped to Tawny Man I did not feel anything was missing. Enough information was provided to fill any potential gaps. However, this is not to suggest that anything in the Liveship trilogy is not worth reading. This series stands on its own as well as fits together with the other two. It is an emotionally gripping tale full of characters you will learn to love. Fortunately this one ends leaving room to continue in a future story. Where Tawny picks up and ends does not define where Liveship could go. I do not regret the order I read them in because I needed to stay with Fitz Chivalry's story at the time. The design of each tolerates such a sequence. But Ideally, do yourself a favor and read the sequence in order from Farseer to Liveship to Tawny Man so you can gain the most from this wonderful tale.