I was wondering if anyone knew of any other books that are similar to Robin Hobb's series. One of the things that I liked the best was the political intrigue/espionage aspect and how there was always a pressing need to unravel the motivations behind various actions. I jumped to these series after reading Brent Weekes' Night Angel trilogy and originally was looking for another book based around an assassin and what I ended up finding about both series is that I really enjoyed the character development. If anyone can help me with suggestions it would be much appreciated because I find myself once again without any new books to read. I will probably pick up the Liveship Traders series in the meantime.