#Elderlingalong – Robin Hobb READALONG ANNOUNCEMENT! ✨ Catch-Up Book Club 2020 [cc]
Hello beautiful people and welcome to
the ELDERLINGALONG announcement video. I know
another announcement video, for another massive series, what are you gonna do? I
guess that you’re just going to suck it up and read with us!
So the Elderlingalong is a readalong that was created by Becca and the books
to accompany her Catch up Book Club. You’ll know that last year we actually
tackled the entire Song of Ice and Fire series with a catch-up book club, which
is the Game of Thrones series, the five books that have been published… and then
this year we’re actually going to be reading or Robin hobb! Joining Becca
on this incredible adventure of course is me, Rachel Marie, we also have Codie’s
book corner, thepsychonyx, what cass read, and a frolic through fiction. So
please go and check out the channels down below, if you’ve not already check
them out… which come on now come on? and then let’s get into a little bit of
Robin hobb. Who she is… what she’s written… and what we are going to be reading.
Robin Hobb I would say is most famous for her Farseer trilogy, which were going to
begin with, and also for her liveship traders trilogy. The first book we’re
going to tackle is from the Farseer trilogy and that is the assassin’s
apprentice, and this is published in 1995, so it’s perfect for any Backlist Bookathons that you’re doing. It actually really surprised me to learn that Robin
hobb was female… especially as such a major
male-dominated industry that is adult fantasy, and these rich, deep, long, adult
fantasies… That kind of bumped this up the radar for me. It is actually the 25th
anniversary of this beautiful book being released, which is why I now have the
beautiful illustrated edition that was actually gifted to me by Becca for
Christmas… I know… I think she really wanted me to read this with her…can’t
exactly say No when she’s actually bought me the book. I’m joking, she
actually she asked me before Christmas like… she didn’t actually coerce me into this because I really did want to read these. This trilogy follows a person called
Fitz who is also a trained assassin. His uncle is also a prince who is waging war
on some traders from the Outislands. Now these traders are also attacking the
kingdom, and turning people into ‘forged ones’, and this means that they’re
actually kind of Zombiefying them, and making them completely emotionless.
Now this sounds really cool! Really exciting! So I am very very eager to get
to this. We’re going to be reading one book every two months. However, the first
book because it’s shorter were actually going to be reading over about six weeks.
So you can definitely start the assassin’s apprentice now, if you’d like.
Why not? And then we’re going to be having a live show over on Becca’s
channel on April 4th. So I do believe you do have enough time to get
this one read. Next one in this series is royal assassin, and we’re going to be
having the live show for that over on Ashleigh – a frolic through fiction’s
channel, which is why you need to follow all the hosts, and that is actually going
to be in the beginning of June. The final one in this series the Assassin’s Quest
is actually going to be on my channel, and that will be on August 2nd.
After that point we’re actually going to be attacking the liveship traders
trilogy. Now I do believe this to be based in the same world in the way that
Brandon Sanderson also has the cosmereverse… I think that Robin Hobbs books all
take place in a similar style world or universe of worlds? I shall see. The Liveship traders have magical sentient ships, however that’s not stopped them falling
on hard times. There is some family drama and because the family has fallen on hard
times there is a different level of understanding on what the family should
do to combat this… and so one of our main characters Althea expects that her
family would uphold the tradition of the liveships. To make sure that they’re
being used properly. However I believe that her sister has a different idea and
then chooses to use this liveship as a transport ship for slaves. Because of the
upset between her and her sister I believe that she is cast out of town, and
makes it her mission to somehow get control again of her family’s
liveship. That’s all I know, obviously it’s quite a while away until we get to
that, but when we do we’re going to be reading the first in the trilogy which
is the *Ship of magic* and that live show is going to be on October 4th on Cass’s
Channel. After that we have *The Mad Ship* of which the live show is on December 6th on Codie’s channel, and finally we get actually into 2021 for the final in
that trilogy and that’s going to be on Zafina’s channel from thepsychonyx
and that would be February 7th. So do you want to join us for this incredible ride?
because I’m on board! I hope that you guys are on board too!
There’s plenty time to get to some of these books. Also you can check out the
audio books for these, I’m sure that they’re much more digestible and
potentially you’ll read them much faster. Other than that I’m really
excited to dive into this new adult rich world! Especially one created by a woman.
I really really really hope that you join us for all the live show
discussions, make sure that you’re following the catch up book club down
below, and if you’re joining us use the hashtag elderlingalong!
I actually look the way that sounds in my mouth… elderlingalong…. it just it feels
so musical! yeah. I will see you at the live shows for a wonderful discussion,
and that I love you very very much! Please don’t forget to Like subscribe
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