As one of my favourite authors, Robin Hobb cannot really do wrong. This last part to the trilogy - and possibly to the whole saga - is great. I really enjoyed it although I thought that it was overlong, mainly due to Fitz's repetitive introspection. It's nice to see the Liveship Traders and Farseer trilogies brought together and seemingly to a close. The writing is engaging and fascinating, full of characterisation and descriptions (but not over-described). All the major characters are involved at some point ( I needed reminding who some of them were). Thoroughly recommended but don't bother reading it if you haven't read her previous novels. Wonderful stuff.