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... show more
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 it is 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
Series: Rain Wild Chronicles (#1)
Yeah. So, nope. I can safely say that had this been my first Hobb book, it would have also been my last.
I'm so glad I gave Robin Hobb's books another chance. I really lived this. Disabled dragons. Very much looking forward to the next one.
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb is the start of her fourth series set in The Realm of the Elderlings. It stands alone from the previous trilogies as much as possible making them optional but optimal reading. Hobb provides enough details to understand the serpents backstory for new readers or those that...
While the story was interesting, I felt the book suffered from a slow start and an abrupt ending. In fact the ending felt so abrupt for a moment I thought I was actually missing some pages. It does make you want to read more, however, I think it's a series you will have to read one after the other n...
I don’t know how she keeps doing it; where she keeps finding the creativity and the imagination to flesh out yet another story, yet another set of characters that sound so real they could have been my companions on the tram today. None of those had any scales, but it was close. There was one man in ...