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The mad ship: The Realm of the Elderlings: The Liveship Traders Trilogy, Book 2

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This second volume in "The Liveship Traders" trilogy returns readers to the timeless city of Bingtown, where pirates plague the coasts. Althea Vestrit doesn't have time to be afraid, for her family's newly awakened Liveship has been seized by the ruthless pirate Kennit. She hatches a bold plan, but to carry it out, she must recruit a Liveship that already has slain two crews and is said to be insane.
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display_description 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 truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea."Booklist

"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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