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The Mad Ship

The Liveship Traders, Book 2
Autor: Robin Hobb
Sprecher: Anne Flosnik
Serie: Realms of the Elderlings, Titel 5, Liveship Traders, Titel 2
Spieldauer: 33 Std. und 56 Min.
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The second volume in this superb trilogy from the author of The Farseer trilogy continues the dramatic tale of piracy, serpents, love, and magic.

Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate ‘King’ Kennit and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.

Beyond Bingtown, enigmatic wood-carver Amber dreams of re-launching the Paragon, The Mad Ship, despite the history of death and despair that surrounds him. Secrets will be revealed - secrets forgotten by sea serpents, hidden by the disfigured Wild Rain Traders, buried deep in wizardwood coffins - secrets with startling, dramatic consequences.

©2012 Robin Hobb (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Kritikerstimmen

“Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics” ( The Times)
“Assassin's Apprentice:A gleaming debut” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Assassin's Quest: 'Assassin's Quest achieves a bittersweet, powerful complexity rare in fantasy” ( Locus)
“Robin Hobb writes achingly well” ( SFX)
“Praise for The Liveship Traders series: 'Even better than the Assassin books. I didn't think that was possible” (George R R Martin)
“Hobb is a remarkable storyteller.” ( Guardian)

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Vier Sterne trotz der schlechten Sprecherin

Die Sprecherin hat mich fast zum Abbrechen des Hörbuchs gebracht. Ihre Art zu lesen war teilweise völlig daneben und hätte eher zu einem Kinderbuch gepasst.

Die Geschichte selbst ist gut, wenn auch die Liveship Trader Geschichte nicht ganz mit der Farseer Trilogy mithalten kann.