Mad Ship

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553900262

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As the ancient tradition of Bingtown’s Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship—a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea’s nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship—but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit’s ambitious grasp. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

The Mad Ship

Fantasy master Robin Hobb delivers the stunning second volume of her Liveship Traders trilogy, returning to the timeless city of Bingtown, where pirates now plague the coasts and the dreaded slave trade flourishes.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006498868

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 906

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Fantasy master Robin Hobb delivers the stunning second volume of her Liveship Traders trilogy, returning to the timeless city of Bingtown, where pirates now plague the coasts and the dreaded slave trade flourishes. Althea Vestrit doesnt have time to be afraid, for her familys newly awakened Liveship, Vivacia, has been seized by the ruthless pirate Kennit. So Althea hatches a bold plan. But to carry it out, she must recruit a Liveship that has already slain two crews -- and is said to be insane.

The Complete Liveship Traders Trilogy Ship of Magic The Mad Ship Ship of Destiny

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007514468

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.

Ship of Magic

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Mad Ship. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900250

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Mad Ship. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

Into Everywhere

Mad. Ship. 'You'd better be ready to get your magic on,' the pilot told Lisa. '
Otherwise that ugly motherfucker is going to kill us. Or, even worse, drive us stark
staring insane.' They were sidling towards the mad ship in a tug not much bigger
than ...

Author: Paul McAuley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473204003

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 903

The Jackaroo, those enigmatic aliens who claim to have come to help, gave humanity access to worlds littered with ruins and scraps of technology left by long-dead client races. But although people have found new uses for alien technology, that technology may have found its own uses for people. The dissolute scion of a powerful merchant family, and a woman living in seclusion with only her dog and her demons for company, have become infected by a copies of a powerful chunk of alien code. Driven to discover what it wants from them, they become caught up in a conflict between a policeman allied to the Jackaroo and the laminated brain of a scientific wizard, and a mystery that spans light years and centuries. Humanity is about to discover why the Jackaroo came to help us, and how that help is shaping the end of human history.

Ship of Destiny

This is a truth so horrifying, so shattering, it may destroy the Vivacia and all who love her, including the boy-priest Wintrow Vestrit, whose life already hangs in the balance.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553103236

Category: Fiction

Page: 581

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Chaos stalks the world as the war between Bingtown and Chalced escalates, Althea and Brashen cope with their blinded Liveship, and a powerful dragon, capable of untold destruction or redemption, appears.

Deathstalker Coda

On one ship, the Herald, the whole crew went crazy. Everyone from the lowest
crewman to the captain, Glenn Lyle, ran mad in the starcruiser. Howling and
screaming issued from their comm channels, like damned souls in hell, and no
one ...

Author: Simon R. Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110109799X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 926

The Deathstalker series reaches its exciting conclusion in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green’s adventurous novel of a galaxy in chaos... More than two centuries ago, angry and grief-stricken after losing Owen Deathstalker, Hazel d’Ark entered the Madness Maze—which fed off her raw emotions and transformed her into The Terror, a force capable of devouring galaxies. To stop her, the recently resurrected Owen must use the powers he gained during his own stay in the Madness Maze—and go back in time to prevent Hazel’s transformation. Now, without Owen to guide him, Lewis Deathstalker has no choice but to assume command of an Imperial fleet loyal to the Deathstalker legacy and lead it to victory over Finn Durandal, the despot who seized the throne. Lewis knows that he has been branded a traitor by the Empire. But when he learns that Finn has executed his entire family, his mission to overthrow his former friend’s tyranny is secondary to his desire for revenge...

The Cave and the Butterfly

The Ship of Fools, a strange “drunken boat” glides along the rivers of the
Rhineland and Flemish canals. This was a common method for dealing with the
mad: put them to sail down Europe's rivers in search of their sanity, entrusting
them to ...

Author: Paul S. Chung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893200

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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This study offers an intercultural theory of interpretation and religion. It does so by bringing Western and East Asian traditions into dialogue regarding the nature of interpretation. The result of this innovative study is a theory of interpretation which integrates the socially embodied dimension of human life with the study of hermeneutics and religion in post-foundational and cross-cultural perspective. Toward this end, Paul Chung offers a constructive theology of divine speech-acts in a manner more amenable to the social-public sphere than other proposals. In all of this he deeply considers intercultural horizon of interpretation between West and East and its implications for a theology of interpretation. The result is a truly theological theory of interpretation that takes seriously the issues of intercultural studies and their intersection with Christian doctrine.

Obscure diseases of the brain and mind

Cibber says , in his life of Lee , " I have seen a ship of straw finely fabricated by a
mad ship - builder , and the most lovely attitudes have been represented by a
lunatic statuary in his cell . ” l A young gentleman had an attack of insanity
caused ...

Author: Forbes Benignus Winslow

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brain

Page: 483

View: 207


On obscure diseases of the Brain and disorders of the mind their incipient symptoms pathology etc

Cibber says in his life of Lee— “ I have seen a ship of straw finely fabricated by a
mad ship - builder , and the most lovely attitudes have been represented by a
lunatic statuary in his cell . " * I attended , a few years ago , a young gentleman ...

Author: Forbes Benignus WINSLOW

Publisher:

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Page: 720

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Macmillan s Magazine

... the ship refused to obey the shall not divide us . stress laid on it ; the mast ,
injured The sailors try to drag him away ; by the first shock , fell with a crash but
he clings fast , and there is a proacross the decks , and the mad ship longed
struggle .

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Littell s Living Age

But where is the struggling on it : the mast , injured by the first shock , group of
sailors , and where is their pasfell with a crash across the decks , and senger ?
the mad ship seemed to be flying like a Yves Duroc and his loved treasure
hunted ...

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The Living Age

But where is the struggling on it : the mast , injured by the first shock , group of
sailors , and where is their pasfell with a crash across the decks , and senger ?
the mad ship seemed to be flying like a Yves Duroc and his loved treasure
hunted ...

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Category: Literature

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View: 647


MacMillan s Magazine

There was a loud outcry; the ship refused to obey the stress laid on it; the mast,
injured by the first shock, fell with a crash across the decks, and the mad ship
seemed to be flying like a hunted bird nearer and nearer to the dreaded coast.

Author: Sir George Grove

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The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

As Robin Hobb, she's perhaps best known for her epic fantasy Farseer trilogy:
Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest, as well as the two
fantasy series related to it, the Liveship Traders series: Ship of Magic, The Mad ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250028043

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 445

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Rediscovering the Prairies

... legs braced amidship, leaning into the wind, scanning all horizons.
Underneath me the good ship, the mad ship, the Dontianen, creaked and
groaned with the wind, stranded like its maker countless miles from the Arctic
waters it was built ...

Author: Norman Henderson

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926971795

Category: History

Page: 224

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In the early days, Plains Indians travelled on foot across the vast Canadian prairies, with only fierce, wolf-like dogs as companions. Later, with the arrival of Europeans, horses and canoes appeared on the scene. In Rediscovering the Prairies, Norman Henderson, a leading scholar of the world’s great temperate grasslands, revives the earlier modes of prairie travel. He journeys along 325 kilometres of Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley by dog and travois (the wooden rack pulled by dogs and horses used by First Nations to transport belongings), then by canoe, and finally by horse and travois. Henderson’s often humourous descriptions of his attempts to find and train a dog and a horse highlight the difficulties involved in recreating traditional travel methods. Henderson interweaves his own adventures with the exploits of earlier travellers, such as La Vérendrye, Alexander Henry and Peter Fidler, and the experiences of fur traders and others who struggled across this strange and forbidding landscape. His captivating account will foster a better appreciation for, and a deeper understanding of, the natural and human history of the Canadian prairies.

Rediscovering the Great Plains

I swayed high above the Plains , legs braced amidship , leaning into the wind ,
scanning all horizons . Underneath me the good ship , the mad ship , the
Dontianen , creaked and groaned with the wind , stranded like its maker
countless miles ...

Author: Norman Henderson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866883

Category: History

Page: 214

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He also draws on the history of the world's other great temperate grasslands: the South American Pampas and the Eurasian Steppes. Recalling the work of Ian Frazier and Jonathan Raban, Henderson's captivating account of his three journeys of exploration will foster a better appreciation for, and deeper understanding of, the natural and human history of the North American Plains."--BOOK JACKET.

The Maister

The ships in the harbour reveal in stippled gold their spars and rigging, and the
swirling tide glances and glitters with ... Down by the Docks the mad ship-
carpenters have secured a booty of empty or half-emptied tar-barrels ; crammed
with ...

Author: G. H. Haswell

Publisher:

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Category: Education

Page: 339

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Fatal Choice

Shelley called gaily to the couple behind us, her voice strangely amplified up
here. Another creak. The mad ship hurled down. Rooftops, rides, people's heads
plunged upward as if to impale us. Then the coaster veered into a
bodywrenching ...

Author: John Timmerman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877352

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Using Socratic dialogue to argue the evidence, Fatal Choice makes its case for an orthodox view of hell. But more than that, the narrator finds himself on an actual tour of hell with none other than Hieronymus Bosch, the master of paintings on hell, as his mentor.

The Book of Swords

She's perhaps best known for her epic fantasy Farseer series, including
Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's Quest, as well as the two
fantasy series related to it, the Liveship Traders series, consisting of Ship of
Magic, The Mad ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008274673

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 886

An epic collection of fantasy tales in the grand tradition, including a never-before-published A Song of Ice and Fire story by George R.R. Martin and an introduction by Gardner Dozois.