Title: Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders #3)
Author: Robin Hobb.
Publisher: Harper Voyager.
Page count: 903.
Release day: March 2000.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
*Be aware that this is book 3 in a series!*
See my review for Ship of Magic here!
See my review for The Mad Ship here!
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
The triumphant conclusion to the magnificent Liveship Traders series.
The dragon, Tintaglia, released from her wizardwood coffin, flies high over the Rain Wild River. Below her, Reyn and Selden have been left to drown, while Malta and the Satrap attempt to navigate the acid flow of the river in a decomposing boat.
Althea and Brashen are sailing the liveship Paragon into pirate waters in a last-ditch attempt to rescue the Vestrit family liveship, Vivacia, who was stolen by the pirate king, Kennit; but there is mutiny brewing amongst their ragtag crew, and in the mind of the mad ship itself.
And all the while the waters around the Vivacia are seething with giant serpents, following the liveship as she sails to her destiny . . .
I’m so happy I decided to continue reading Robin Hobb’s work this past year! And I’m so excited to read even more in this coming year 🙂 Next up will be the Tawny Man Trilogy!
I don’t really know what to say about this book without any spoilers! But I just absolutely loved every aspect of this book!
The characters keep being absolutely amazing. Hobb manages to make you feel strongly about all characters, both love and hate! Also my thoughts about certain characters have definitely changed throughout this series. I didn’t care at all about Malta in book one, but now I learned to care about her, and she developed into such a strong character. And I loved Kennit in book one, but definitely did not in this one. Although I still had strong feelings about him! (something happens near the end.. made me really hate him, but trying to stay vague here haha)
The world and atmosphere in this series just keeps being amazing, I can´t wait to go back to the Rain Wild in later series!
The plot of this book (and whole series) is so good! Every character really have their own stories, and I loved seeing it all get together at the end of this book. There were so many parts were the plot surprised me, but absolutely in a good way! These books have so many POVs, which sometimes can be a bit confusing, since they change within the chapter. But having so many POVs really adds to the story, since we learn about so many things, and having different thoughts on those things helps you understand!
I listened to this one on audio, and I often could just not stop listening, ‘just one more chapter’!
I’m going to take a small break from Hobb, and then I’m going to start Fools Errand!