Oh my god, I wish I knew french!!! There is going to be a "a French graphic adaptation of Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy. The comic books will be produced by Soleil." – this news from Pat's fantasy hotlist.
I loved the Farseer trilogy. I own the Liveship trilogy and the Tawny man trilogy. But, I've been told NOT to read Tawny man until I've read the Liveship trilogy because they are somewhat related. Unfortunately I seem to have an aversion to the characters in Liveship and its taking me YEARS (since.. oh when they came out?) to read it. So far I've read halfway through book 2 and stopped. Now I can't remember most of the story and have to start again. Meanwhile I'm dying to read Tawny man.. sigh. One day I will prevail. But probably when my TBR is down to something like 50.. so in a year or two? Meanwhile I've started reading the Soldier son trilogy (finished book 1, will pick up book 2).
Hi. The Liveship Trilogy is very very different in style from the Farseer books. They are written in the third person instead of the first, and follow not one character but half a dozen main characters. It can be daunting. That said, I adored them — what Hobb does to Fitz is dramatic and gripping, but imagine that multiplied over an entire family. Just when you think there is no hope left to be yanked away from those people, she crushes them again. And, as usual, the satisfying resolution to all that torture is nowhere near where you thought it would be.
Oh, P.S. When you do finally read them again, pay attention close-ish to the character of Selden Vestrit. I glossed over the relatively few mentions of the kid, since I figured he was unimportant, and in hindsight, wished I hadn’t.
It was a surprise to find a comment here since this is an old post. But a really pleasant one. Thanks for the encouragement to read the Liveship trilogy. It’s been 7 years now and I still have not gotten around to it. I really really should. When I do I will keep an eye on this Selden Vestrit character.