Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1) by Robin Hobb
Now that was a story.
Is it a family drama? A pirate adventure? A magical fantasy? A coming of age tale?
Are there bad guys that you root for? Good guys that you hate? Characters you care for?
How about mysteries to solve? Gripping suspense? Foreshadowing of secrets yet to be revealed?
The writing is outstanding. The story is completely engaging. The characters are layered and real.
Watch out for some sex and violence.
Enough writing! Book two awaits!
P.S. I hate Kyle Haven. I hope there is nothing happy about his ending.