Since last week I´m officially done with the Realm of the Elderling series! Which honestly makes me feel very accomplished, but it also leaves a gap.. What ´big series´ do I dive into next?! I know there are many epic fantasies out there haha, I might just have to finish some more series before I do that!
I will first give you my order of the separate series, starting from my ‘least’ favourite to my favourite series in this world! But know that none of these books got a rating lower than 4 stars!
- The Rain Wild Chronicles (fourth series)
- Farseer Trilogy (first series)
- Tawny Man (Third series)
- Fitz and the Fool (Fifth series)
- The Liveship traders (Second series)
I definitely enjoyed The Liveship Traders series the most, but Fitz and the Fool is a very close second! I think I just liked learning about the ships the most, and also I thought those characters were the most interesting! For the Rain Wild Chronicles, those characters interested me the least, and I think I expected a bit more from the dragons!
Besides ranking the series I thought it would also be interesting to rank all the separate books! I will be doing this mostly based on the CAWPILE rating I gave the books at that moment! For the books I read in 2020 (Farseer trilogy and Liveship traders), I will fill in CAWPILE now so I’m not sure how accurate those ratings will be. Again ranking from lowest rated to highest rated!
- Blood of Dragons – 7.71
- Dragon Haven – 7.86
- Assassin’s Apprentice – 7.86
- City of Dragons – 8.14
- Royal Assassin – 8.14
- Fool’s Quest – 8.29
- Dragon Keeper – 8.43 (I feel like this one should be lower?!)
- Assassin’s Quest – 8.43
- Fool’s Assassin – 8.57
- Fool’s Fate – 8.71
- The Golden Fool – 9.00
- Ship of Magic – 9.14
- Fool’s Errand – 9.14
- Assassin’s Fate – 9.43
- The Mad Ship – 9.43
- Ship of Destiny – 9.57
Looking at these ratings I feel like my order of the series doesn’t make sense?! But I think I’ve become stricter with my ratings halfway through last year/ this year. So I guess it makes sense that the books I read at the beginning of last year got higher ratings, even though I enjoyed them less?
Also you can see that none of the books got the full 10, which probably the upper ones do deserve, but I rarely give 10s on CAWPILE, because I feel like that means that nothing can be better?! and what if I find a book that I enjoy more haha. Idk, guess it doesn’t really matter anyways!
But conclusion, I absolutely love Hobb! I hope she will write another series in this world. I definitely think it would be possible, following one of the main characters in the Fitz and the Fool series, maybe at a bit older age?! Would be great!
Also I kinda want to reread the Liveship traders trilogy! I listened to them all on audio, but kinda want to read them physically, so maybe I will! They are some big books though!