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The Mad Ship

The Mad Ship
Robin Hobb

'Even better than the Assassin books. I didn't think that was possible' George R.R. MartinAlthea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate, ‘King’ Kennit, and is acquiring a keen bloodlust.Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.Beyond Bingtown, enigmatic wood-carver Amber dreams of re-launching the Paragon, The Mad Ship, despite the history of death and despair that surrounds him.Secrets will be revealed – secrets forgotten by sea serpents, hidden by the disfigured Wild Rain Traders, buried deep in wizardwood coffins – secrets with startling, dramatic consequences.

The Mad Ship

Book Two of The Liveship Traders

Robin Hobb

Copyright (#ulink_9ca49e95-48bc-55e0-8ce1-47d98513a604)

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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First published in Great Britain by Voyager 1999

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Contents

Cover (#ub3ba04bd-77a5-55ef-8b26-5d4287447592)

Title Page (#uf3e78fcb-d107-5947-9294-78a10799b0e1)

Copyright (#ua44e7a5d-058a-5ca7-be68-852639a3afff)

Map (#uf4412669-7ba7-5358-9dec-aaf8636b468c)

SPRING (#uc5bf74d1-bd86-5804-bd87-7b234de00eb3)

PROLOGUE (#ulink_d5cc7363-1113-59ff-b6ce-73b26054eb6f)

1 THE MAD SHIP (#ulink_f01c7692-9bbc-5cc7-9ad9-e0b6bd9391ab)

2 THE PIRATE’S LEG (#ulink_d86478b4-63aa-50f9-90b3-d518634e4c4a)

3 THE CROWNED ROOSTER (#ulink_538a140b-46f2-5900-96eb-e89077f1e837)

4 BONDS (#ulink_b16a9363-092b-5eb2-b299-44d069a3c080)

5 THE LIVESHIP OPHELIA (#ulink_3266d928-d92d-5785-9390-20ae04d702d4)

6 SATRAP COSGO (#ulink_8b9f07e6-494e-5270-9158-2f16ec42ce47)

7 A BINGTOWN TRADER’S DAUGHTER (#ulink_bdab31f6-e205-59fa-a8d6-c4d63bcea2de)

8 IMMERSIONS (#ulink_371495b1-9531-5c9b-a885-b86280b2533e)

9 BINGTOWN (#ulink_7e5b9da7-bb68-5d73-84d3-747ab04701fb)

10 HOMECOMING (#ulink_eb759499-bbc1-585f-b528-b2bb7df3b2f8)

11 JUDGEMENT (#litres_trial_promo)

12 PORTRAIT OF VIVACIA (#litres_trial_promo)

SUMMER (#litres_trial_promo)

13 INTERLUDE (#litres_trial_promo)

14 SERILLA’S CHOICE (#litres_trial_promo)

15 TIDINGS (#litres_trial_promo)

16 TAKING CHARGE (#litres_trial_promo)

17 MAROONED (#litres_trial_promo)

18 WISHES FULFILLED (#litres_trial_promo)

19 AFTERMATH (#litres_trial_promo)

20 PIRACY (#litres_trial_promo)

21 SALVAGE (#litres_trial_promo)

22 A CHANGE OF HEART (#litres_trial_promo)

23 CONSEQUENCES (#litres_trial_promo)
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