Reading challenge – Realm of the Elderlngs Update 6

July 31, 2014

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[book-info title=”Ship of Destiny” author=”robin-hobb-2″]

Progress: Ship of Destiny 76% complete.

I made good progress today on Ship of Destiny.  In the section I read today, Amber all but stood up waving her arms and shouting “look at me, I’m Fitz’s Fool!”  At one point she says “I’ve been called a Fool and a prophet,” which is pretty clear.  Now, it’s been a while since I read the Realm of the Elderlings for the first time, but I seem to remember not picking up Amber’s true identity at this point.  I can’t remember when I did first pick up on it, but I do remember it coming as a complete shock.

The subject of rape is also dealt with in this section, specifically Kennit’s rape of Althea.  The whole question of the victim’s not being believed, as well as the rapist having been raped himself.  It certainly wasn’t a comfortable passage to read.

More tomorrow!


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