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City of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles, 3) (edition 2012)

by Robin Hobb

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Title:City of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles, 3)
Authors:Robin Hobb
Info:Harper Voyager (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:High Fantasy

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Have yet to read a Robin Hobb book that disappoints. Book three in the Rain Wild Chronicles quartet is another one of pure gold. I will not wax and wane on its merits because it will speak for itself in the reading (and if you have been on board since Assassin's Apprentice I will probably just be "preaching to the choir"). Top notch marks on the "immersion" scale, great character study & social dynamics. And a smorgasbord of world building/background history to sink your teeth into.

And so... onto the last book!

(... and then... The Fitz & Fool books... *_* - I wonder whether I will prolong reading the last available book like I did with the WoT books. Haha.) ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |

Another excellent novel by Robin Hobb. My only complaint is that the ending was rather abrupt. Since this book was published only two days ago, I'm going to have a long wait to see what happens to the keepers and their dragons.

I highly recommend this series but suggest that you begin with the first series and read them in order: The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders, and The Tawny Man Trilogy. All of the books are related indirectly but should be read in order to fully appreciate the stories.

I will be eagerly anticipating the next installment of The Rain Wild Chronicles! ( )
  Amanda105 | Sep 5, 2016 |
Robb should stick to three, as we wait too much for something happening, I don`t intend to buy how many of them books if nothing happen... ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
  CarmenFerreiro | Mar 28, 2016 |
The third book in Robin Hobb's Rain Wilds series which I believe will only be 4 books in total. The story is really picking up - the dragons and their keepers, all misfits in the beginning of the story, are growing stronger. Several of the dragons have learner to fly at last and the keepers are becoming Elderlings, the carers of the dragons. The story has a great deal more tension than the first book had and there are enemies and danger on all sides. Now that I have read the first book of the Liveship Trader series, I realize there are many details from those books that continue in the Rain Wilds so I recommend completing them first. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
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Once, dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But a series of cataclysmic eruptions nearly drove these magnificent creatures to extinction. Born weak and deformed, the last of their kind had one hope for survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanied by a disparate crew of untested young keepers, the dragons embarked on a harsh journey into the unknown along the toxic Rain Wild River. Battling starvation, a hostile climate, and treacherous enemies, dragons and humans began to forge magical connections, bonds that have wrought astonishing transformations for them all. And though Kelsingra is finally near, their odyssey has only begun.

Because of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the lost city can be reached only by flight—a test of endurance and skill beyond the stunted dragons’ strength. Venturing across the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon scholar Alise and a handful of keepers discover a world far different from anything they have ever known or imagined. Immense, ornate structures of black stone veined with silver and lifelike stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. Yet what are the whispers they hear, the shadows of voices and bursts of light that flutter and are gone? And why do they feel as if eyes are watching them?

The dragons must plumb the depths of their ancestral memories to help them take flight and unlock the secrets buried in Kelsingra. But enemies driven by greed and dark desires are approaching. Time is running out, not only for the dragons but for their human keepers as well.
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Accompanied by human keepers, the dragons embark on a dangerous journey to their ancient, mythical homeland of Kelsingera, and along the way form deep bonds with the humans that are severely tested during the journey's final days.

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