By Robin Hobb
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super-cool story, wonderfully told! i loved reading every single page of it, starting from the Farseer Trilogy, to The Tawny Man one. (it was even cooler discovering that I had recognized Amber as the Fool, in The Liveship Traders!)
it is a great adventure, one you can't willingly stop reading, every chapter is a very strong invitation to read the one that follows, so much happens, so many threads are to meet and twine... the rhythm is overwhelming!
the only character I still did not like by the end of the book is Molly and her concept that "a woman must be loved here and now". she makes poor Fitz feel too guilty, she is always ready to let him know he did or say the wrong thing (or did not do or did not say the right one!) that it is a wonder he did not go crazy but still loved her! anyway, good for him that he succeded in having her, I guess that a fanciful woman was an improvement for him, considering the life he had lead so far!
Another five stars for Robin Hobb, she's easily become one of my favourite writers of all time!
Chiara L'Onironauta said on Jul 14, 2010, 19:59
Un piccolo commento a parte: nonostante quell'inghippo sul finale,ho dato 5 stelline perchè la Hobb ha creato dei personaggi che mi hanno emozionato come se fossero delle persone reali. Se non li avessi descritti così bene,in tutte le loro sfaccettature,non mi sentirei come se avessi appena abbandonato degli amici... Detto questo,credo che prossimamente mi dedicherò anche a "The liveship traders trilogy", ma ora ho bisogno di una pausa dai Sei Ducati e dai loro confinanti...
... said on May 26, 2010, 21:09
I have never abandoned a book but this one made me think twice about doing so. Despite being the 9th book dealing with the land of the Farseers, I was almost willing to hang it up following one specific scene that really turned my stomach. Hobb is a superb fantasy writer but some of the themes of these last two series just turned me off. The final 200 pages drag by at a snail's pace. I do not want to give away anything, but some of the relationships the characters have are borderline disgusting depending about your views. I highly recommend the Farseer trilogy but suggest you stay away from the Liveship Traders and Fool books.
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