Mad Ship by Robin Hobb

Mad Ship

byRobin Hobb

Kobo ebook | December 30, 2003

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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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny.
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Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy
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“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

Title:Mad ShipFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 30, 2003Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553900269

ISBN - 13:9780553900262

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mad Ship I have been really enjoying the live ship series. My first read from this author, but will definitely be looking for more.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good series Highly recommend. Characters and plots evolve in unforseen and exciting ways.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Excitement Keeps on Building Robin Hobb keeps us on our toes with this gripping sequel to Ship of Magic. The secrets and mysteries that are only brushed at in the first novel start to come out in this novel; instead of satisfying you, though, it just leads to more intrigues and mysteries that you have to wait for the third novel to discover. By the way, that is not in the least a bad thing. Mad Ship is the perfect follow-up to Ship of Magic, building on it to create an epic story. The characters continue to grow, especially Malta and Wintrow, as they both begin to accept their lot in life. Reyn too, was very well developed in this book. All in all an astounding sequel.
Date published: 2006-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was great!! All that I had hoped and more. This book held some twist i had not expected but that only made it better. Great job, Robin.
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sequel This is one of the best fantasy series I've read so far. I loved it and am eagerly waiting for the third book "Ship of Destiny" to come out. I've read the first series which is also excellent! Don't ever give up writting Robin Hobb you're just too good at it. If you like this author you might also give George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series a try it's also one of the best!
Date published: 2000-02-29