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5.0 out of 5 stars literary excellence, 15 April 2006
This review is from: Shaman's Crossing (The Soldier Son Trilogy) (Hardcover)
I have been quite a fan of Robin Hobb for some time and having read all her previous work I had looked forward to the release of this new trilogy. I was of course a little disappointed at first to see a move away from the world of the farseer's, as I had enjoyed all three of the previous series' and the short stories set in this land, however the more I thought about it the more enthusiastic I was about a new world and a fresh story. After reading just a fraction of the book I could see that my enthusiasm had not been misplaced as I could hardly put the book down and although similarities between certain characters in the story can be drawn with characters in previous stories these similarities are only superficial and do not in anyway detract from the experience. The world and the characters are beautifully crafted and completely believable, as always. It is hard not to find yourself totally immersed in the story and many times whilst reading this book I wondered where the hours had gone. I do not intend on writing a detailed analysis of the plot and characters in this book as for one I don't like spoilers, so refuse to write them, and two this is a review not a book report. However I will say that this book was a delight to read, so much so that I have already pre-ordered the second book in the trilogy, and I would recommend it to fans and casual readers alike and even if they receive just a fraction of the pleasure that this book has given me it would still be well worth a read.
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