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Mad ship

Mad ship Оценка: 3.0 (2)
Serie: The Liveship Traders Trilogy
Genre: heroic
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In Ship of Magic, the breathtaking first volume in her new fantasy trilogy, Robin Hobb wrote of the Liveship Traders of Bingtown. Now a new tide of glory and terror sweeps forward the story of the proud Vestrit clan, their priceless liveship Vivacia, and all who strive to possess her.
'If Patrick O'Brian were to turn to writing fantasy, he might produce something like this,' raves Booklist, and truer words have never been spoken. This is a tale of the Old Traders of Bingtown and their rare magic ships-carved from sentient wizardwood that bonds them mystically with those who sail them. Theirs is an ancient tradition, but one that is slowly eroding under the harsh realities of a cold new order.
For these once proud Traders, it is a humbling lesson to learn that the foundations of their world, which had seemed immutable, are resting on shifting sands. Their corrupt ruler is deeding away their ancestral lands to upstart newcomers, and a growing traffic in human flesh is eroding the boundaries of civilized society. A plague of sea serpents and pirates off the coast is destroying the established trade routes, and ancient fortunes are dwindling. Old debts are coming due, and talk of rebellion is growing. And added to this uneasy mix, ancient powers are stirring on the banks of the mysterious Rain Wild River.
At the center of the conflict lies the Vestrit clan and their liveship Vivacia. The Vestrits long for the Vivacia to make port, certain that her arrival will restore the family fortunes. And Althea Vestrit, beautiful and dauntless, yearns more deeply than any. For she lives only to reclaim the liveship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas.
But unknown to Althea, the lovely magical vessel has been seized for a slave galley and a privateer by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, and now the Vivacia sails, her decks washed with blood, through the perilous southern passages of the Pirate Isles. Held captive onboard is Althea's nephew, Wintrow, who has made a desperate bargain: he has promised to heal Kennit of a mortal wound using arts learned in his monastic boyhood-or forfeit his life and that of his father.
Meanwhile, in Bingtown, Althea finds her onetime sea mate Brashen still struggling to redeem his wild past and out to prove himself a ship's master. Though wary of each other since their brief, ill-fated flare of passion, they now make common cause in a quest to find the Vivacia. But should they risk all they possess to rescue a liveship who may not want to be rescued? For the Vivacia is far from unhappy in her new life– and for Althea and Brashen, the method of Vivacia's liberation may prove more dangerous than leaving her in Kennit's ambitious grasp.
Mad Ship is a rich, tapestried epic of enchantment that will set your imagination ablaze, proving that Robin Hobb is a writer not only working at the top of her form, but constantly surpassing it.
Year: 1999 г.

hide Table of Contents

  1. MAD SHIP
  2. PROLOGUE A Recollection of Wings
  3. SPRING
  4. CHAPTER ONE The Mad Ship
  5. CHAPTER TWO The Pirates Leg
  6. CHAPTER THREE The Crowned Rooster
  7. CHAPTER FOUR Bonds
  8. CHAPTER FIVE The Liveship Ophelia
  9. CHAPTER SIX   Satrap Cosgo
  10. CHAPTER SEVEN A Bingtown Traders Daughter
  11. CHAPTER EIGHT Immersions
  12. CHAPTER NINE Bingtown
  13. CHAPTER TEN Homecoming
  14. CHAPTER ELEVEN Judgment
  15. CHAPTER TWELVE Portrait of Vivacia
  16. SUMMER
  17. CHAPTER THIRTEEN Interlude
  18. CHAPTER FOURTEEN Serillas Choice
  19. CHAPTER FIFTEEN Tidings
  20. CHAPTER SIXTEEN Taking Charge
  21. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Marooned
  22. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Wishes Fulfilled
  23. CHAPTER NINETEEN Aftermath
  24. CHAPTER TWENTY Piracy
  25. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Salvage
  26. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO A Change of Heart
  27. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Consequences
  28. HIGH SUMMER
  29. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR The Ringsgold
  30. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE The Launch of the Paragon
  31. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Compromises
  32. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Kingdoms Foundation
  33. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Departure of the Paragon
  34. CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Bingtown Convergence
  35. CHAPTER THIRTY Shakedown
  36. CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE The Calm
  37. CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO The Storm
  38. CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE Proofs
  39. CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR Oracle
  40. CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE Trehaug
  41. CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX Dragon and Satrap
  42. CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN Death of the City
  43. CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT Paragons Captain
  44. CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE Dragon Rising
  45. EPILOGUE The Memory of Wings


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