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June 3rd


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments I might join this. who all are reading this?


Ctgt | 134 comments At this point it's just me and Diana but I figured to bump this since we are starting in a few days and see if anyone else wanted to join in. Hopefully you will be able to join us Manju.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Oops, missed Manju's comment. I'm planning on starting this one Monday.


Ctgt | 134 comments I'll be starting later tonight. It's been a while since I read the original trilogy so I'm hoping it won't take too long to get up to speed.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments I'm going to be a little late. Will try to start Tuesday or Wed.


Ctgt | 134 comments No problem. I'll look for you early in the week :)


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Was planning to push it to a later date but I will start today. I have other open books so I will go slow with this.


Ctgt | 134 comments I shouldn't have worried about the amount of time since reading the first trilogy, Hobb has done a nice job re-introducing the characters early on.
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Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments I think I read assassin's quest in '15. Who's this Chade? 😬


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Oh I didn't realize it was the original cast. I thought it was another spin off one like Liveship Traders. That makes me more excited to get into this one.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Manju wrote: "I think I read assassin's quest in '15. Who's this Chade? 😬"

He's the original (view spoiler)


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Thanks Diana!

Remembered him once I went deeper into the chapter.

Chapter 1

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Ctgt | 134 comments Manju wrote: "Thanks Diana!

Remembered him once I went deeper into the chapter.

Chapter 1"


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Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments 5 chapters down and

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Ctgt | 134 comments Manju wrote: "5 chapters down and."

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Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Just started it. Chapter 1. (view spoiler)


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Ctgt | 134 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Just started it. Chapter 1. [spoilers removed]"

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Ctgt | 134 comments Chapter 7
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Ctgt | 134 comments Chapters 8&9
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Diana, your question (view spoiler)


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Yet to read beyond chapter 5. Will read tonight..


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Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Ctgt wrote: "Chapters 8&9
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Diana, your question [spoilers removed]"


I don't remember which chapter I'm on now but I guess I'm not there yet.

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Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Just started it. Chapter 1. [spoilers removed]"

i have no idea how did that happen. :/ that little boy Starling brought to Fitz.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments I'm really enjoying this book. It has a nostalgia factor. Like coming home. I'm at 43%. I see (view spoiler)

I think the writing has gotten better, too. I loved the first book, Assassin't Apprentice, but I think Robin Hobb's writing talent is getting better and better.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments 70% (view spoiler)


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "70% [spoilers removed]"

wow!! you are a reading express!!


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Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Chapter 5-10

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Ctgt | 134 comments Manju wrote: "wow!! you are a reading express!!"

I concur:)


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Ctgt | 134 comments Manju wrote: "Chapter 5-10.."

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Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments I have 10% left in the book. I don't think I've ever gone through a book this fast. I am listening to it on audio and i listened all during my commute to and from work, during work, last night while cooking, in bed before going to sleep. I think I listened to like 12 hours worth yesterday. Usually I average about 6. I cannot put this book down.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Manju wrote: "Chapter 5-10

Fool is back! he is one of my favorite character from the original trilogy and he has matured so nicely in all the year since I last met him.

poor Fitz! everyone wants a slice of him..."



I don't think the white prophet was in Liveship. I remember there being reference to her in the original trilogy I think.

I seriously love Fool in this book. I hated him in the original trilogy because I thought he was just mean. But how Fitz has matured and become less whiny, the Fool has matured as well. I seriously love coming back to these characters.


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Ctgt | 134 comments I've been listening to the audio as well.....I have about 2 hours left. I have a busy weekend but hopefully I can still get it done over the next few days. One of the things I love about Hobb's writing is how her characters evolve and grow.


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Ctgt | 134 comments Chapter 28
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Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Ctgt wrote: "Chapter 28
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Ctgt | 134 comments Could be, although I'm hoping it was a small reference because I can't remember anything about it. Are you folks interested in continuing the trilogy?


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments am yet to finish. will resume tomorrow. i think i will continue.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Ctgt wrote: "Could be, although I'm hoping it was a small reference because I can't remember anything about it. Are you folks interested in continuing the trilogy?"

Yes! Definitely.


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Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments 20 chapters are done and (view spoiler)


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Manju wrote: "20 chapters are done and this certainly is so much better than the first trilogy. Fitz is behaving more like an assassin in this. he is not impulsive (perhaps because he is mature now), he pay atte..."

I don't remember remember how far chapter 20 is but in regards to (view spoiler) Also, you might want to spoiler tag that whole paragraph for anyone who decides to read this book later on.


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments hmm... okay.


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Ctgt | 134 comments I know Diana is interested in continuing the series, how about you Manju? Early July for the next book?


Em Lost In Books (emlostinbooks) | 2387 comments Ctgt wrote: "I know Diana is interested in continuing the series, how about you Manju? Early July for the next book?"

Happy to BR.


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Ctgt | 134 comments Early July okay for you, Diana?


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Ctgt wrote: "Early July okay for you, Diana?"

Sounds good!


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Ctgt | 134 comments If July 2nd works for both of you I'll have the mods add the date. Do you want to just add the third book for the beginning of August? Say August 1st?


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3969 comments Sounds good


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