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Ship of Magic

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb, author of the Farseer trilogy, has returned to that world for a new series.Ship of Magicis a sea tale, reminiscent ofMoby DickandPatrick O'Brian'sAubrey/Maturin series in its details of shipboard life. It is also a fantasy adventure with … see full wiki

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Author: Robin Hobb
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
2 reviews about Ship of Magic
review by . March 19, 2011
Vivacia is a liveship - a seagoing vessel made of wizardwood sailing out of the trading hub Bingtown - that has magically come alive into self-awareness after the death of Ephron Vestrit, patriarch of the family that owns her. His youngest daughter, Althea, feels her it is her rightful legacy to command the Vivacia but the elders of the family, her mother, Ronica, and her older sister, Keffria, persuade Ephron before his death that it is in the family's best interests to give the captain's …
review by . August 03, 2004
"Ship of Magic" is a little over 800 pages long and tells a slo-o-owly developing story from the multiple viewpoints of a family of liveship traders, the liveship herself once she is awakened, plus various sea serpents, a pirate king, and other more peripheral characters--at least they're peripheral in "Ship of Magic" but this is the only the first book of a trilogy, 'The Liveship Traders.'       I've also read this author's 'Farseer Trilogy,' and once settled into one of her …
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