The third and final instalment of Robin Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy takes Nevare into the magical world and mindset of the Specks as Soldier’s Boy takes control of their shared body, and then back to Gernia and out of the Great One’s body.
Everything wraps up fast and furiously at the end, and that left me wondering if there might have been another book in there, especially with the somewhat irritating ending. I cannot see that working out well for Amzil at all. She’s been a strangely thin character for me, and usually I find Robin Hobb’s women much more three dimensional. I’m also intrigued by the map in each book which shows far more places than are touched on throughout the trilogy.
Ah, good to be back reading Robin Hobb. 830 pages devoured in 2 days. The sign of a good book and the first page turner fiction I’ve read for ages. (Coronation Everest was very good though!)
I’d been swayed by the reviews saying this trilogy isn’t as good as the Assassin series.
It’s different, but still an engrossing world with developing characters – even if it’s a little too obvious in its Native American mysticism / European settlement; at least, that’s the world it feels like it mirrors to me. And it reads to me like a more adult world too.
I’ve still got the third and final book to go. Although I am over 100 pages in already…
Took a while to get going, but as one of the reviews I read when I was considering putting this first instalment of the Soldier’s Son trilogy aside advised, it really does get going once our hero gets to Military College.
A very masculine novel on the surface, but as Nevare Burvelle grows up it’s amusing to see him slowly start to realise that women do politics, have ambitions and lead too.