Soldier Son Trilogy

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,010 ratings

Shaman's Crossing, Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy Publisher's Summary

Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Robin Hobb crafts intricate fantasy tales featuring larger-than-life characters and exotic landscapes.

Nevare Burvelle was born to be a soldier in the Gernian army. But as Nevare's career takes off, his worldview alters considerably. Corruption and nepotism reign, and now Nevare questions his own ideals, wondering why he continues fighting for the empire.

©2005 Megan Lindholm (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Shaman's Crossing, Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy

    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 770
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 586

    Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Robin Hobb crafts intricate fantasy tales featuring larger-than-life characters and exotic landscapes. Nevare Burvelle was born to be a soldier in the Gernian army. But as Nevare's career takes off, his worldview alters considerably. Corruption and nepotism reign, and now Nevare questions his own ideals, wondering why he continues fighting for the empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic. Need I say more?

    • By Jaime on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Shaman's Crossing

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father – newly made a lord by the King – into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start but then a great book

    • By Stephanie on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Forest Mage

    • Book Two of the Soldier Son Trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 31 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 448

    Nevare Burvelle has survived major combat and is making a quick recovery from a disease plaguing his fellows in the King's army. He also believes he is free from the Speck magic that held him under its sway. Now traveling home to rendezvous with his fiancée, Nevare suffers haunting visions and soon realizes that malicious magic still resides within him - and is intent on destroying everything he holds dear.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this series.

    • By Lauffeuer on 08-27-09
    • Book Two of the Soldier Son Trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 31 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 578 ratings

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Forest Mage

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The second book in the brand-new trilogy from the author of the Tawny Man trilogy, following on from the best-selling Shaman’s Crossing. The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and disappointment. As the Academy infirmary empties, Cadet Nevare Burvelle also prepares to journey home, to attend his brother Rosse's wedding.

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 3

    • Renegade's Magic

    • Book Three of the Soldier Son Trilogy
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 29 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    Robin Hobb's thrilling Soldier Son trilogy comes to its conclusion in Renegade's Magic. Nevare Burvelle stands accused of a host of heinous crimes, including murder. And he remains under the thrall of the Speck magic that twists his psyche into a ruthless alter-ego. But all is not lost. Perhaps if he asserts control of this other self, he will emerge transformed and triumphant.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh! Finally Finished!!!

    • By Krista on 12-04-15

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Renegade's Magic

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The people of Getty's town remember the death of their cemetery soldier vividly. They remember believing him guilty of unspeakable crimes, condemning him, and then watching as other men of his unit beat him until he no longer drew breath. But Nevare Burvelle didn't die that day, though everyone believes they saw it happen. He was cornered by a power far more intractable than an angry mob.

    Regular price: $28.77