The Mad Ship (The Liveship Traders, Book 2) by Robin Hobb
By Robin Hobb
Within the moment breathtaking quantity of Robin Hobb's Liveship investors trilogy, a brand new tide of glory and terror sweeps ahead the tale of the Vestrit extended family, their liveship Vivacia, and all who attempt to own her.As the traditional culture of Bingtown's previous investors slowly erodes lower than the chilly new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously look forward to the go back in their liveship--a infrequent magic send carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those that sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits much more avidly, dwelling simply to reclaim the send as her misplaced inheritance and captain her at the excessive seas. however the Vivacia has been seized by way of the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea's nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen get to the bottom of to free up the liveship--but their plan may well end up extra risky than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit's bold grasp....From the Paperback version.
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Arobynn encouraged cutthroat behavior. Even when they were children, he’d set her and Sam against each other, use their victories and failures against them. He’d made her see everyone but Arobynn and Ben as a potential enemy. As allies, yes, but also as foes to be closely watched. Weakness was never to be shown at any cost. Brutality was rewarded. And education and culture were equally important—words could be just as deadly as steel. But the Silent Assassins . . Though they, too, might be killers, they looked to each other for learning.
Instantly, Sam was dragged out of his chair, his arms pinned back by Tern and Mullin. Harding took a step in front of them, his fist flexing. “No,” Celaena breathed as she met Sam’s wide-eyed stare. Arobynn wouldn’t be that cruel—he wouldn’t make her watch as he hurt Sam. Something tight and aching built in her throat. But Celaena kept her head high, even as Arobynn said quietly to her, “You are not going to enjoy this. You will not forget this. ” She whipped her head back to Sam, a plea for Harding not to hurt him on her lips.
Given what Arobynn had done to her, she hardly felt defensive of the assassins in Adarlan’s empire. But . . but to see all these assassins gathered here, so much collective power and knowledge, and to know that they wouldn’t dare intrude on Arobynn’s—on her—territory . . Celaena went on eating in silence as Ansel and Mikhail and a few others around them talked quietly. Vows of silence, Ansel had explained earlier, were taken for as long as each person saw fit. Some spent weeks in silence; others, years.