Hobb's action scenes are so good you want to rush on to the next one, but she doesn't let you. At the same time you start getting impatient with her attention to everyday details in the lives and emotions of her characters, you start to realize how deeply she has sucked you into their world. She gives such an insightful and honest look into how people respond to situations from their own and usually selfish perspective. She not only represents her human characters in all their self centered detail, but her knowledge and characterization of the wolf shows how much time she has spent around dogs, right down to the way their feet splay when they stretch. I had to make myself slow down and really relish her pace through the story. This was true of all three of the books in this trilogy.
This whole series was good. A few Exclamations of "Oh get on with it!" or "you already explained that twice" (the author likes to go back a reiterate major plot points,,, repeatedly.)
However the plot was very entertaining and well conceived. I always dislike when the author makes the main character blissfully ignorant in order to conceal plot, when it is painfully obvious. This happens a few times but not overly so.
The Narration was masterful.
Book 3 did not disappoint; on to the adventures of the ships and the Bingtown intrigue.
I could not believe how bad this book was. Should have stopped after the first one. Hours and hours of self pity for Fits. Meaningless adventures and characters. Please save your time and move on to a new series.
Really enjoy the creative imagination Robin Hobb. I'm a truck driver so I am always looking for a long story that keeps me intrigued. Excited that another trilogy follows because I love these characters.
Old Bear likes the honey
They are both equal.
There are so many memorable and fantastic characters in this story. My only gripe is that the antagonists are more one dimensional (but still believable). I would say Kettle is a fantastic and deep character.
Exploring the mountain trails is the best part of this book. Everything is so surreal from the city through the pillar to the stone garden and quarry.
There are some tearjerking moments in this one. The author is very skilled at creating real empathy for the characters.
If you enjoyed the first two in the trilogy I can see no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this one as well.