The second book to the series The Liveship Traders, The Mad Ship, delves further into the lives of the Bingtown Traders and their lives aboard Living breathing vessels. Each ship and its family has its own story, and this one is definitely one of the best! The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb. Blurb. Althea vestrit, has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, and in her she has discovered a dependable friend. Even so, she lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance and captain her on the high seas. What Althea does not yet know … Continue reading Reading Recommendations – The Mad Ship, by Robin Hobb (2011).