fiction fantasy adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

880 pages | first published 1998

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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 51%
dark 39%
tense 37%
mysterious 33%
sad 16%
reflective 14%
challenging 11%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 7%
funny 5%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 43%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 48% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 46% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Average rating

4.17