Re: How highly do you rate Hobb?
i liked burrich too! he was dependable and he was just doing his best for fitz who was a bit of a brat! personally i hated molly and starling.
and i liked the ending of the farseer too! i liked that sudden stop, similiar to the oracles queen ending, by lynn flewelling (ok we knew that the characters got married in that, but it didn't go into huge detail and teh marriage was seen as a reflection from a character years later) i prefer things like that, a stop or a reflection ending. i HATE with a passion the ending of the tawny man for being so ott!
personally i like hobb, but my appreciation of her got less as time went on. im not sure if that's cos i was older, and reading martin, and demanding more, or simply because her later books got worse. i certainly didn't like liveships, and though i enjoyed tawny man, it nevber gripped me as much as farseer and the ending was awful, in my opinion.