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Dragon Keeper : The Rain Wild Chronicles Series : Book 1 - Robin Hobb

Dragon Keeper

The Rain Wild Chronicles Series : Book 1

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Published: 25th September 2012
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Too much time has passed since the powerful dragon Tintaglia helped the people of the Trader cities stave off an invasion of their enemies. The Traders have forgotten their promises, weary of the labor and expense of tending earthbound dragons who were hatched weak and deformed. If neglected, the creatures will rampage—or die—so itis decreed that they must move farther upriver toward Kelsingra, the mythical homeland whose location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.

Thymara, an unschooled forest girl, and Alise, wife of an unloving and wealthy Trader, are among the disparate group entrusted with escorting the dragons to their new home. And on an extraordinary odyssey with no promise of return, many lessons will be learned—as dragons and tenders alike experience hardships, betrayals...and joys beyond their wildest imaginings.

About the Author

Robin Hobb lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington. Robin is best known as the author of the Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest.) Other works include The Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, and the Soldier Son trilogy. The Rain Wilds Chronicles is now complete, published as Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven. A story collection, The Inheritance, showcases my work as both Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. In April of 2012, City of Dragons was published as the 3rd volume in the Rain Wilds Chronicles. That tale will conclude in April 2013 with the publication of the final volume, Blood of Dragons. Robin Hobb also writes as Megan Lindholm.

A short story, Words Like Coin, is available as an illustrated e-book from Subterranean Books. Soon, a Six Duchies novella, The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince, will also be published by Subterranean.

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Dragon Keeper
 
4.3

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  • Compelling characters (3)
  • Takes you to another world (3)

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      4.0

      Appropriate title

      By Fraggle

      from Melbourne AU

      About Me Everyday Reader

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      Pros

      • Compelling Characters
      • Easy To Read
      • Great For Any Age
      • Original Approach
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime reading
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        Comments about Dragon Keeper:

        bed time reading
        pure fantasy which I love, original characters

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        5.0

        brilliant

        By Little Dhamphir

        from Geelong, AU

        About Me Bookworm

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        Pros

        • Compelling Characters
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Original Story
        • Takes You To Another World
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Difficult To Follow

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          Comments about Dragon Keeper:

          Love robin hobb, and this book is no exception. Love her style of multiple plots leading into one, does make it slightly difficult to follow at times but well worth persevering :-)

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          4.0

          Submerge yourself in fantasy

          By Love a good read

          from Far North Queensland, Australia

          About Me Casual Reader

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          Pros

          • Compelling Characters
          • Easy To Read
          • Takes You To Another World

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Dragon Keeper:

            This book is a great escape to indulge in a different world where dragons and humans interact. A story where the humans and dragons have predictable character strengths and weaknesses woven into a plot with twists and turns like the river they are travelling on. If you enjoy fantasy and like dragon stories this is the first book in a trilogy you will enjoy.

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            "In a novel as good as it is massive, the first of two Rain Wilds Chronicles...Hobb continues to occupy a perch at or near the top among contemporary fantasists. This book is imaginative, literate, and compassionate from first page to last."--Booklist (starred review)

            ISBN: 9780061561658
            ISBN-10: 0061561657
            Series: Rain Wilds Chronicles
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 493
            Published: 25th September 2012
            Publisher: HARVEY PR
            Dimensions (cm): 18.009 x 10.287  x 2.819
            Weight (kg): 0.24