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Any Robin Hobb fans?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Maikeru-sama, May 26, 2010.

  1. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I'm almost done with the Farseer Trilogy and I was trying to find out if 'The Liveship Traders' Trilogy is any good and do I have to read it to understand the events of 'The Tawny Man' Trilogy.
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    No, you don't. I read the Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man Trilogy and understood the Tawny Man Trilogy just fine. I didn't read the Liveship Traders though.
  3. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Yeah, I am debating whether I should continue with Liveship Traders, jump straight to Tawny Man or read an entirely different series.

    I have heard great things about 'A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen'.
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    If I remember correctly, Liveship Traders has nothing or very little to do with Tawny Man, so I would jump directly to that.
  5. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I did some research and most said that you could skip Liveship Traders, but the events in Liveship Traders will event what happens in The Tawny Man.

    I already ordered The Magic Ship on Kindle last night, so I am just going to go ahead and read The Liveship Traders.

    That of course is assuming I can stop watching Lost for at least an hour or two :laugh2: .
  6. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    For what its worth, I thought the Liveship Trader series was, by far, the best thing that Hobb has written. She does a great job of covering the points of view of a number of different characters, including some pretty alien ones. Liveship Traders also has a whole lot of information on what makes that world tick. I was actually somewhat disappointed with her other series after reading LT first.

    I am going to be starting the Rain Wilds ones as soon as I can snag a copy.
  7. Bob Sacamano

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    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    You read books?!?

    (Sorry, just Generic Bob Baiting tm, I couldn't resist the line....;)
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    :laugh2: I understand about Lost. I watched the first 5 seasons in like two months.

    Well, let us know what you think about the Liveship Traders. It appears someone else liked it, so I may have to read it.

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