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I have enjoyed Donna Leon's books, as well as Jasper Fford's books, beginning with The Eyre Affair. One of my other series are the first Dragon Riders of Pern books.
i like mercedes lackey, david eddings, and robert jordan. who do you like?
Terry Goodkind - Sword of Truth series is amazing (specifically the first 3 books then the 6th book). A new TV show is starting up this weekend! http://www.legendoftheseeker.com

George RR Martin - Song of Ice and Fire series (raw, intense, and lot of amazing characters) HBO might be starting a new series based on the books, but still undecided.
Hello everyone,

my first experience of Hobb/Lindholm's writing was reading the Gernia books on the trans-Siberian railway this summer. Endless forest, strangely appropriate! I have now read the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies and I am fast approaching the end of the Liveship Traders (my favourite series so far). Like the rest of you, I love the depth of characterisation in the books and the way that the characters must overcome their flaws in order to prevail. As an evolutionary biologist, I also appreciate the level of thought that has gone into the dragons/serpents. Hobb has given these creatures enough biological detail to make them believable while maintaining their mystery and majesty, a rare achievement! Finally, I am impressed by the way that Hobb has used fantasy to highlight important issues in our society such as the clash between industrial and forest-dwelling peoples (in the Gernia books). I am also fascinated by Hobb's argument then humanity requires a rival species (such as the dragons of the Elderling books) to keep it in check. Maybe I will start a thread on this later...
(Oct-29-2008, 03:20 AM (UTC))justkate Wrote: [ -> ]Hello. I just discovered Robin Hobb about three months ago and have read the Farseer, Live Ships, and Tawny Man books and have just started the Soldier Son series. Needless to say, I am obsessed. I came across her books as I was browsing the bookstore and thought they looked interesting. Since then I have not been able to put them down or stop thinking about them.

(Oct-29-2008, 03:20 AM (UTC))justkate Wrote: [ -> ]Hello. I just discovered Robin Hobb about three months ago and have read the Farseer, Live Ships, and Tawny Man books and have just started the Soldier Son series. Needless to say, I am obsessed. I came across her books as I was browsing the bookstore and thought they looked interesting. Since then I have not been able to put them down or stop thinking about them.
Hey, I stumbled across Assassin's Apprentice once when wandering round the local library searching for something good to read and then furiously hunted down the rest of the trilogy once I'd finished reading it. I've read the Tawny Man trilogy as well, though I liked Farseer trilogy more. I haven't got around to reading any of the other books as of yet though.
Nighteyes, you are missing out on the BEST three books of the whole series. Go hunt down Magic Ship and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Of the 9 books, those three are my favorite.

Can I get a witness? Smiling
Quote:Nighteyes, you are missing out on the BEST three books of the whole series. Go hunt down Magic Ship and I promise you will not be disappointed.
I agree. I have just finished the liveship books and they are the best trilogy of the three. The Fitz books have some excellent characters and some amazing concepts but the Liveship Traders is just perfect as a story, absolutely gripping. I have Ship of Magic, feel free to borrow it sometime.
Hallo!
My name is Sara, and I'm an Italian Hobb fan; so, excise my strange English: even though I read much in American and British English (thanking www.play.com - free delivery!) I seldom speak it. Smiling
I found Robin's book through George R. R. Marton's website - when Martin still wrote about something that was not politics or football... -; my boyfriend gave me Assassin apprentice as I was leaving my Sardinia form Milan; I loved it.
From then, we've hunted down all Robin's book, and now are expexting SO much Dragon keeper, and hoping in visit in Italy or UK to meet her...

PS: thanks to Mervi: now my account is perfect!
Hi everyone! I'm scouring the web for Hobb sites after my second reading through the Farseer Sextet left me bereft and exhausted. You know the feeling, I'm sure.

I found Hobb in a strange way, actually. Someone recommended Robin McKinley's books to me, but I couldn't remember her name when I was finally in the bookstore. I just knew there was a 'Robin'. So this is how Assassin's Apprentice ended up on my bookshelf. It stayed there for over two years (can you imagine?!) before I read it. Even then I wasn't as enthused as I plainly should have been. However, once I got into the next couple books, I was a goner.

I, like a lot of you, read Farseer and Tawny Man before I read the Liveship Traders trilogy. I have to admit that as a standalone trilogy, the Liveship Traders is the best one. It's the most self-contained, in my opinion. However, I am so entangled with the Buckkeep characters that I have to pledge my love to them. I just reread those six books and now that I've read the Liveship books, everything else made a lot more sense. I think my favorite book out of all 9 is Fool's Errand, but that's rather like trying to pick my favorite child.

I bought the Soldier Son trilogy when I was in London last summer and ripped through those as well. Not my favorite fantasy trilogy, but they're still on my shelves, which is saying something. I'm glad to meet you all and you can find more of my ramblings about these and zillions of other books over at my livejournal: http://narniadear.livejournal.com Smiling
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