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Ship of Magic, by Robin Hobb

crs063's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

tankard's review against another edition

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2.0

4/10

The more i think about it the worse it gets. Also, i realized there are some other books in my library at 5/10 that have more redeeming qualities than this. And 3 stars should mean "i liked it" but there was nothing i liked in this book really. Hobb should get back to 1st person.

besha's review against another edition

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4.0

My ten-point plan to fix things:

-Keelhaul Kyle
-Feed Kennit to the serpent
-Tell Etta that the Satrap did it
-Give Vivacia back to Althea, on the condition that she starts freeing slaves
-Make Brashen first mate, on the condition that getting emo gets him keelhauled
-Spank Malta and sell her to the Rain Wild traders
-Ship Wintrow back to the monastery
-Get Amber to seduce Keffria
-Burn Paragon; he's only asked, like, fifty times
-Ronica can handle the rest

kylelj's review

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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carmadillobear's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

tiapierce's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

anarch42's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

johnsaveland's review

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5.0

Hobb is brilliant at drawing such complex, endearing characters who genuinely grow and change on their journeys. And what journeys they are - she really fleshes out her world and the story here, yet makes it clear that we're still scratching the surface of what all is going on. I still miss Fitz, but I know there are a few more book trilogies in this series featuring him ahead of me. For now, I can't wait to continue with the Liveships.

samwindupes's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I was hesitant starting this as I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to part with the Farseer characters for an entire trilogy, but Robin Hobb proved me wrong. I loved this book! Loved, loved, loved it. I love being able to engage so deeply with the characters with the altering perspectives, particularly those of Althea and the Liveships. I will say, I didn’t think I would be able to hate a character more than Regal and then Malta and Kyle came along and low and behold, they’re so much worse. I am very intrigued by the serpents and am very much looking forward to moving onto the next book.

meb7's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

3.5