The final instalment of Robin Hobb's Sunday Times best-selling series The Rain Wild Chronicles.
Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon's poet Selden Vestrit.
If Tintaglia perishes, her ancestral memories will die with her. And the dragons in the ancient city of Kelsingra will lose the secret knowledge they need to survive. Their keepers immerse themselves in the dangerously addictive memory-stone records of the city in the hope of recovering the Elderling magic that once allowed humans and dragons to co-exist. In doing so they risk losing their own identities, even their lives. And danger threatens from beyond the city, too. For war is coming: war between dragonkind and those who would destroy them.
About the Author
Robin Hobb was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. Assassin's Apprentice was her first novel, and was followed by the equally successful Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. She lives outside Seattle, Washington
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Overall, not one of Robin Hobb's best books. I felt that, while it was mostly well written, it was rushed. The conclusion, in particular, was dissapointing and seemed to just end without really finishing off the story. Very anticlimatic.
Robin Hobb has finished the 'Rain Wild Chronicles'. I have to admit, based on all her other works, this series has not lived up to her usual standard. If you are a fan of her 'Liveship Traders' and 'The Twany Man', this series is a follow on from those. Do I believe this work is necessary reading to finish the other works? No.
I highly recommend all of her other works from "The Farseer Trilogy", "The Soldier Son Series" and the ones above. This series was good but not the best.
'In today's crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb's books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons' George R. R. Martin 'Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination' Conn Iggulden 'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers... what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics' The Times
Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 11th March 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.616