Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman
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[Books] Liveship Traders

I just finished Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders trilogy. It was very good, and I liked the world and the way it was realized. That said, there were only two characters who I didn't spend part of the time loathing, and those were Wintrow and Reyn.

This is actually good; I find it an example of good storytelling when an author can deliberately and believably take a sympathetic character and make the reader hate them for a while (as opposed to unintentionally doing it), or take an unsympathetic character (*coughcough*Malta*cough*) and eventually win the reader over to them (even if you can tell early on that's what they're going to do).

That said, I still liked Reyn better than most of the other characters. I'm sure this will shock many of my friends. ;)
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