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ISBN 10 : 9780553900262
Pages : 864 pages
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Download or read book Mad Ship PDF or another Format written by Robin Hobb and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2003-12-30 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As the ancient tradition of Bingtown’s Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship—a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea’s nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship—but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit’s ambitious grasp. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone


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ISBN 10 : 9781783482078
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Download or read book Island Genres, Genre Islands PDF or another Format written by Ralph Crane and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction.


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ISBN 10 : 9781442275522
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ISBN 10 : 9781573561556
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ISBN 10 : 9780007279463
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Download or read book Forest Mage (The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2) PDF or another Format written by Robin Hobb and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin


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ISBN 10 : 9780008104955
Pages : 304 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781440834516
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ISBN 10 : 9783832544195
Pages : 242 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780007389407
Pages : 416 pages
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The Limbreth Gate (The Ki and Vandien Quartet, Book 3)

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ISBN 10 : 9780007380541
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book The Limbreth Gate (The Ki and Vandien Quartet, Book 3) PDF or another Format written by Megan Lindholm and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reissue of classic backlist titles from the author of the best selling Farseer Trilogy and The Liveship Traders books. THE LIMBRETH GATE is book three in THE WINDSINGERS series, which introduced her popular gypsy characters, Ki and Vandien.


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ISBN 10 : 9780007387489
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Download or read book Wizard of the Pigeons PDF or another Format written by Megan Lindholm and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fifth book in the Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) backlist.


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ISBN 10 : 9780553897203
Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book Golden Fool PDF or another Format written by Robin Hobb and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret—one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread “beast magic.” Only Fitz’s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool’s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate. Praise for Robin Hobb and Golden Fool “[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field. . . . [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.”—Publishers Weekly “Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.”—The Kansas City Star


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ISBN 10 : 9781441141064
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy PDF or another Format written by Susan Mandala and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-10-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The language of science fiction, and of fantasy, has a steep challenge: that of the creation of other worlds, societies and characters that are alien to us in diverse and fundamental ways, but still compelling and knowable. This exciting book steps away from the issues of race, gender and politics that have saturated sci-fi and fantasy criticism. Rather, it challenges two widely held but poorly substantiated beliefs circulating about science fiction and fantasy - that they are a) written in plain and unremarkable prose and b) apt to present characters that are flat types rather than fully realised individuals. Mandala draws on traditional syntactic categories of stylistic analysis as well as the relatively more recent pragmatic and sociolinguistic paradigms such that the original analyses here take our understanding of these two genres beyond the usual confines, to consider how language is used to draw alternative words, represent the far future and distant past, and create psychologically believable characters. Covering both British and American fiction and television, this is a wide-ranging and perceptive book.


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ISBN 10 : IND:30000094659202
Pages : 666 pages
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