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Shaman's Crossing By Robin Hobb Shaman s Crossing Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son destined from birth to carry a sword The wealthy young noble will follow his father newly made a lord by the King of Gernia into the cavalry trainin
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  • Shaman's Crossing By Robin Hobb Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword The wealthy young noble will follow his father newly made a lord by the King of Gernia into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King s Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares Bright and well educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement,Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword The wealthy young noble will follow his father newly made a lord by the King of Gernia into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King s Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares Bright and well educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare s future appears golden.But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a new noble and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl cousin Epiny who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights.For twenty years the King s cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia s name Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts.The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen .
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      I am shocked to find that some people think a 2 star I liked it rating is a bad rating What I liked it I LIKED it That means I read the whole thing, to the last page, in spite of my life raining comets on me It s a good book that survives the reading process with me If a book is so so, it ends up under the bed somewhere, or maybe under a stinky judo bag in the back of the van So a 2 star from me means,yes, I liked the book, and I d loan it to a friend and it went everywhere in my jacket pocket or purse until I finished it A 3 star means that I ve ignored friends to finish it and my sink is full of dirty dishes A 4 star means I m probably in trouble with my editor for missing a deadline because I was reading this book But I want you to know I don t finish books I don t like There s too many good ones out there waiting to be found.Robin Hobb is the author of three well received fantasy trilogies The Farseer Trilogy Assassin s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin s Quest , The Liveship Traders Trilogy Ship of Magic, Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny and the Tawny Man Trilogy Fool s Errand, Golden Fool, and Fool s Fate Her current work in progress is entitled Shaman s Crossing Robin Hobb lives and works in Tacoma, Washington, and has been a professional writer for over 30 years.In addition to writing, her interests include gardening, mushrooming, and beachcombing She and her husband Fred have three grown children and one teenager, and three grand children.She also writes as Megan Lindholm, and works under that name have been finalists for the Hugo award, the Nebula Award, and the Endeavor award She has twice won an Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Readers Award.

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    1. I still don t get why this book is rated almost a star less on compared to the Realm of the Elderlings books The writing is just top notch stuff I get that the plot is slow as it usually is in most her books, but then again if you are already in love with Robin Hobb you know that it s the characters than the plot that drive the story It s the relationships between characters that provide most of the dramatic tension.Anyway, I loved this book The story is told from a single first person male POV [...]


    2. So this book was one I went into with slight trepidation becuase the ratings here on aren t great and I d heard that this wasn t as strong as Hobb s Realm of the Elderlings books which are my favourites I am glad that I still gave this one a chance in spite of all that, because I loved this book and found that all the things I enjoy about Hobb s writing within the Realm of the Elderlings books are carried over into this series too.This series has a focus on one main character much like the Fitz [...]


    3. Over the years Robin Hobb has become an absolute powerhouse in the world of fantasy After devouring all her Elderling books, it was time for the odd trilogy in the bunch the soldier son A lot is different in this trilogy, and yet a lot remains the same there are mysterious plotlines brewing excellent for speculation , but at the end of the day, it s all about the characters I m than ok with that I m a very character driven reader Yet what this book didn t have versus all the other trilogies is [...]


    4. On a re read, this was bumped up to a full 5 stars.I won t ruin the rest of the series because it takes quite a turn , but there s an incredible amount of foreshadowing Tiny details and encounters that will have larger implications in Forest Mage and Renegade s Magic.But this book works even if you re reading it for the first time Every character is fully fleshed out, and though it starts a bit slow, you soon won t be able to put the book down.Does this book wreck you emotionally Of course, but [...]


    5. I think that most people will go into this book expecting it to be like a Realm of the Elderlings novel It s got very mixed reviews and most people end up disappointed with it Now I waited a good 5 months after I finished RotE before starting this I read some of Hobb s short fiction in this time and knew I could read and be impressed by a story from her that wasn t set in that world It made me realise that it wasn t just her characters that I love, but her writing and stories So I ended up finis [...]


    6. If you read this book expecting to get Fitz you will be fairly dissapointed Because this is not Fitz at all.This story is completely different It is a frontier novel with a totally different plot and a totally different hero I loved Nevare as a boy and then started to even resent him a bit as he grew up but in the end he grew on me and now I find I really like him I love the magic too and even though the book was fairly slow I have still enjoyed it.


    7. I ve been a fan of Robin Hobb for several years I loved the Farseer Trilogy, adored the Liveship Traders, and enjoyed the Tawny Man books even if the last one fell apart half way through I eagerly grabbed up Shaman s Cross when it came out, but in the aftermath of the house fire it ended up in a box, forgotten and unread I recently unearthed it and placed it at the top of my to read pile.Quite simply it was a disappointment It was probably only my great love of the author that made me struggle t [...]


    8. Update Below is the review I wrote when i read this book Sadly I completely disliked what came next I guess it happens Allow me a little leeway here I tend to like plot driven books, but to be fair there are some wonderful character driven books that have drawn me in and I ve loved I like a character to be well written and clearly drawn, to be true to him herself In other words not to suddenly change and do something completely out of character because the story suddenly needs it or something Th [...]


    9. I really haven t read enough Robin Hobb She has flown under my radar, mostly because my first encounters with her were through the library, and I have this bad habit of checking out books in the middle of the series ahem, Golden Fool and then wondering what the hell is going on Last year I read Assassin s Apprentice, and I have acquired the remaining two books in that trilogy, so I hope to finish that soon For now, however, I ve turned to the Soldier Son trilogy And though I ve exceeded the amou [...]


    10. I ve started this review three or four times only to become disgusted with my effort, slam the laptop closed and storm away There are several authors who do this to me, Hobb and GGK are two who for whatever reason make it difficult for me to explain why I enjoy their work so much I m reading Under Heaven right now and can see myself heading in the same direction with that review It s all about the characters with Hobb, if you are looking for an action packed book you need to look elsewhere If yo [...]


    11. Robin Hobb is one of my favorite Fantasy authors She not only provides detailed worlds and characters with wondrous magic, but characters that I can feel She is one of the few authors that have actually made me cry It s an activity that is extremely rare for me in real life, and I tend to avoid weepy books or movies because they just make me feel manipulated But that was not the case with Hobb the emotion she pulled out of me was much real.All of this to say, I ve loved each of the books in the [...]


    12. So I ve given this novel 3 stars as I feel that it is the rating that best represents my feeling towards it This is a decent book with some interesting ideas that are ultimately somewhat frustrated Now you re probably thinking that stating the obvious is a weird way to start a review, and it is The reason why I considered giving this book 5 stars was that the average rating was so low When I see that a book on here has a rating below 3.5 I usually disregard it immediately There are terrible book [...]


    13. If Shaman s Crossing SC was my first Hobb book, I would have been disenchanted This is fare for fans but even we, should buddy read for moral support Far from being atrocious, SC is a commendable book that is quintessential Hobb, absent feeling As I was reading SC, I kept thinking how detached the emotions, how exceedingly passive the protagonist, how sedate the exposition but stopped short when I realized that I have been unconsciously comparing SC to Hobb s much beloved and most recent Fitz an [...]


    14. 3.5 stars I may round down to 3 after the next 2 books The magic system was wonderful Hobb does take proper care of horses She even has the hero taking care of his tack, a major plus Excellent world with an a defeated society that is expanding over new territory Very realistic well done.I listened to it as an audio book with a good reader, but Hobb repeats herself enough that I wondered if the book was originally published as a serial I don t think it was she repeated herself even within section [...]


    15. Shaman s Crossing is the first book in Robin Hobb s Soldier Son trilogy Hobb draws here a fantasy world whose world is closer to the 18th or 19th century than to medieval times Gernia, which sees itself as the standard bearer of civilization, a generation ago lost its naval superiority and, with it, all of its coastal provinces In response, the old knighthood the Cavalla became an elite cavalry and rose to prominence in battles against the barbaric plainsmen with their tribal ways and primitive [...]


    16. RatingReview This review originally appeared on Out of this World Reviews Shaman s Crossing is the first novel in Robin Hobb s Soldier Son Trilogy Other books in the series include Forest Mage and Renegade s Magic.Shaman s Crossing is where we are introduced to our hero, Nevare Burvelle, second son of a second son, fated because of his birth order to become a soldier in his king s cavalla cavalry Much of this novel deals with Nevare s childhood how his father initiates him into his birth fate, b [...]


    17. Once again Robin Hobb impresses with her ability to create an amazingly real and detailed world and wonderfully complex and entertaining characters to inhabit it You know you re dealing with a truly talented author when the story is full of hardships, pain and disillusionment and it is still a joy to read This is the first of a very promising trilogy and I look forward eagerly to the continuing story of Nevarre, the hero who thinks he knows exactly what his future holds for him until one day an [...]


    18. I loved the school in here, so much like modern boarding school to me, not fantasy at all because it has no magic.


    19. Reviewing the whole Soldier Son trilogy in one review, since it s one ongoing story Shaman s Crossing, Forest Mage, and Renegade s Magic I consider myself to be a fan of Robin Hobb I ve read everything published under her name, with the exception of the two most recent Dragon novels I ve given every single one of those books 4 or 5 stars I ve also read about half of what she s published as Megan Lindholm, and loved most of that as well.Unfortunately, I feel that the Soldier Son trilogy is her le [...]


    20. With a master craftsman s fine hand, Robin Hobb begins the Soldier s Son trilogy in waves of deftly wrought detail, forming a rich and dense world that perfectly awaits, indicating a war of classes and factions and mysterious enemies, for the rise of an epic character to walk the path of destiny Loaded with political intrigue, suspenseful subterfuge, spiritual experiences and romantic hope to mentally chew on whilst riding through the breadth of the plains or walking through the chilly halls of [...]


    21. I was probably one step away from installing and burning sandalwood incense on a Robin Hobb shrine because of her Liveship Traders and Farseer trilogies Compared to those Shaman s Crossing turned out to be a huge disappointment The main character never grabbed me like Fitz or the tons of characters from the Liveship Traders trilogy did I couldn t help finding the story a bit uninspired and terribly slow Still, I promised myself to pick up the follow ups After all, we re talking Hobb here Unfortu [...]


    22. Oh how I wanted to love this book Oh how disappointed I was So this review will be the Ode of Oh s Oh how did this book get so popular I was given this book by a family member with excellent reviews but I can t see why this person who shall remain unnamed liked it so much I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the world and the excellent character building we literally watch Nevare grow but the liking stops there Oh Nevare, why have you no balls Nevare is a fucking coward, and the sad part is, h [...]


    23. This is not just a bit different for a Robin Hobb book, but different as a fantasy book too If it was a first attempt at a novel I would imagine that it would be hard to get it published, bucking the trend of what popular fantasy seems to be Here Hobb throws out quite a lot of what seems to be normal Instead of the standard medieval setting the blueprint of this new series is the expansion into the old west, particularly the cavalry and the subjugation of the indigenous peoples.Obviously it is n [...]


    24. A young man grows up in a sheltered and privileged adolescence and then enters a military academy to begin his training as the soldier son of his father Dark magic from the mysterious Speck tribe, political upheavals at home, a new plague sickness spreading in the borderlands, and good old fashioned twattery combine to make it a difficult first year I was told by several people when starting this that it wasn t their favourite Hobb book, that it was difficult boring odd I found it none of these [...]


    25. Robin Hobb is a great writer, and I enjoyed reading the first half of this book But then it starts to get depressing And through all three books it never stops All of her books are a little sad, but this one was way over he top Reading these books was pretty much the same as being emotionally beat up I read all three books because I kept waiting for things to get better I thought it was impossible to write a whole trilogy that depressing I was wrong.


    26. Review will be coming to my channel soon because this was great Who ever thought I would like a military focused fantasy.



    27. In Shaman s Crossing, an excellent light fantasy novel, Robin Hobb succeeds in not only creating a compelling world but also establishing a rich, branching worldview to anchor it The book revolves around Nevare Burvelle, a solider son, as all second sons of nobility are destined to be Nevare s father is a member of the new nobility, granted his title for valor as an officer in the king s cavalry, and Nevare is raised to fill his heredity role as soldier.The first third of the novel details Nevar [...]



    28. 4.5 stars.Nevare Burvelle is a soldier s son one of the New Nobles, he s destined to serve as an officer in the cavalla, the horsemen of the army Leaving his homeland on the plains, he travels back to the capital to attend the military academy There he is forced to deal with the injustices and bitter rivalry between the Old and New Nobles and the old magic that has gained a foothold in his own soul Everything will come to a head on Dark Evening, the one night of the year when the city indulges i [...]


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