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Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 1) (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Robin Hobb (Author)

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Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, a tangle of serpents fights its way up the Rain Wild River to the cocooning grounds. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old; some cannot fly, others are stunted or deformed. To save the dragons, a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them if they are to find their true home--the legendary Elderling city of Kelsingra.… (more)
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Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2010)

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This book had maybe 20 pages of dragon-related content buried deep in a poor romance novel without any sex. It was poorly constructed, the world-building fell apart quickly, and the Audible narration was just bad. ( )
  jamestomasino | Sep 11, 2021 |
Started this and wondered if I had the stomach for the tributions experienced by the remnants of the dragon flock. Read the reviews and despite the recommendations for book 2 I am going to give this a miss.
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
I read the Assassin's Apprentice books a long time ago. I don't understand why I haven't reads Robin Hobb since... I got sucked into this and now I need to get the rest of the series... :) ( )
  RankkaApina | Feb 22, 2021 |
I was turned off a bit by the clumsy writing, and how much this relies on world-building done in previous books for things to make sense/have an impact(despite this being the first in a "new" series).

Despite that, some interesting themes here, particularly the issues of deformity and being outcast, with some notes of how it all comes back to material economic factions.

Wouldn't recommend without reading Hobb's previous work first (which I haven't).

This was a selection for the Blackstone SF/F club. ( )
  jakecasella | Sep 21, 2020 |
Too heavy on the exposition, and too much set-up. The book didn't really start to go anywhere until the last quarter or so. I am optimistic that the second book will have more plot movement and less slow-moving set-up. ( )
  elenaj | Jul 31, 2020 |
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Hobb's meticulously realized fantasy tale is a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore.
added by rretzler | editPublishers Weekly (pay site) (Dec 21, 2009)
 
A nicely imagined fantasy setting that will engage readers and raise anticipation for the second installment.
added by rretzler | editKirkus Reviews (Nov 1, 2009)
 

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To the memory of Spot and Smokey, Brownie-butt and Rainbow, Rag-bag and Sinbad. Fine pigeons, one and all.
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Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, a tangle of serpents fights its way up the Rain Wild River to the cocooning grounds. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old; some cannot fly, others are stunted or deformed. To save the dragons, a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them if they are to find their true home--the legendary Elderling city of Kelsingra.

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After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city's leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick. To avert catastrophe, the council rules to relocate the young dragons to "a better location" up river, and residents are recruited to escort the valuable yet fearsome creatures on the arduous journey. Among them are Thymara, an unschooled Rain Wilds girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy, educated, and deeply unsatisfied Bingtown Trader's wife.

Witnessed from the viewpoints of these two very different women, Dragon Keeper tells the story of this disparate band of humans and dragons as they make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River in search of their new home---the ancient, long-lost city of Kelsingra.

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