fiction fantasy adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

880 pages | first published 1998

Description

From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, SHIP OF MAGIC is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, Robin Hobb begins her epic tale of pirates, talking ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashin...
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Moods

adventurous 98%
emotional 49%
tense 40%
dark 38%
mysterious 37%
sad 14%
challenging 13%
reflective 13%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 7%
funny 5%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 44%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 42% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 46% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Average rating

4.14