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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
Rating:****
Tags:High Fantasy

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City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

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Just finished this third book in the dragon keeper series and dying for the next one. Kept me awake most of the night - so exciting.. I was so happy that we have some good news but also some terrifying happenings in this one!! Just hope the person who has book four booked out returns it to the library soon! Thanks again, Robin Hobb, for many great hours of entertainment :) ( )
  Mecaza | Feb 10, 2016 |
I've read a lot of complaints about this series, but I think its ok. Is it groundbreaking? In a word, no. However, it is an enjoyable, fun read, and sometimes thats what its all about. ( )
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
I've read a lot of complaints about this series, but I think its ok. Is it groundbreaking? In a word, no. However, it is an enjoyable, fun read, and sometimes thats what its all about. ( )
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
Buyer beware -- not one to start unless you can afford the all-night read sleep deprivation. This 3rd book is the best of series so far; moved quickly, engrossing and ... *gasp* ... approached Farseer levels! Surely not the last in the series although like other books not exactly a cliffhanger ending, just that you know there's a start to another adventure. Very action packed, well paced throughout and reader is just drawn more and more into the characters, including the dragons, who all do develop in very well written ways (one fault I found with earlier books in series is that the story arc built slowly in the beginning with all the really good stuff starting up at the last portion of the books). ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
Summary coming soon, but in the meantime please see my full review here on my blog:
http://theidlewoman.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/city-of-dragons-robin-hobb.html ( )
  Leander2010 | Apr 27, 2014 |
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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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