Soldier Son Trilogy
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(4.2 based on 308 ratings)
  • 1
    Shaman's Crossing: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Shaman's Crossing: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jonathan Barlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (98)

    Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father - newly made a lord by the King - into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish.

    as good as the Fitz books

    didnt have my hopes too high for this after reading the Fitz books but was just as enjoyable

    Reviewed on 19 June 2017 by Jordon ()
  • 2
    Forest Mage: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    Forest Mage: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jonathan Barlow
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    The second book in the brand-new trilogy from the author of the Tawny Man trilogy, following on from the best-selling Shaman's Crossing. The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and disappointment. As the Academy infirmary empties, Cadet Nevare Burvelle also prepares to journey home, to attend his brother Rosse's wedding.

    plot extruded to ludicrous length!

    I love the characters and the plot but l
    talk about dragging out the misery and self doubt!!! I feel the tale would benefit from a little more pac..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 December 2016 by KatyJ ()
  • 3
    Renegade's Magic: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Renegade's Magic: The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jonathan Barlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    The people of Getty's town remember the death of their cemetery soldier vividly. They remember believing him guilty of unspeakable crimes, condemning him, and then watching as other men of his unit beat him until he no longer drew breath. But Nevare Burvelle didn't die that day, though everyone believes they saw it happen. He was cornered by a power far more intractable than an angry mob.

    Not up to Hobb's usual standard...

    I’ve persevered with this story to the third book as it has some very good characters, but maaaaannnn this book is so slow. It’s incredibly repetitive..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 August 2017 by Kate ()