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Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
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Oct 28, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, read-before-2000, read-in-2002, read-in-2014, nook, nook-own, lgbtq
Read from July 01 to 24, 2014

I'd forgotten just how slow this feels in comparison to the Fitz Chivalry books. I can hardly put anything being narrated by Fitz down, but the Liveships are a lot easier to set aside, probably due to the rotating narratives. The wide variety of characters in here is pretty fabulous, and they all have their own pretty fascinating stories and quirks, but the set-up in here just takes a whole lot longer than the Farseer Trilogy.

This series is a favorite for just how richly diverse the cast of characters is. The world, of course, is fascinating and all the little connections with the realm's over-arching storyline are intricately done (so much to catch on re-reads after reading her newer novels). There are no flawless characters in here, with everyone feeling so real and complex.

Spoilers for Farseer/Tawny Man Trilogy: (view spoiler)

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