The Dragon Keeper
The first book in a two part series from one of the greatest writers in the fantasy genre. Dragon Keeper returns fans to Hobb’s best-loved world, full of dragons, magical ships and unforgettable characters. Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents... show more
The first book in a two part series from one of the greatest writers in the fantasy genre. Dragon Keeper returns fans to Hobb’s best-loved world, full of dragons, magical ships and unforgettable characters.
Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive.
People are changed by the Rain Wilds, subtly or otherwise. One such is Thymara. Born with black claws and other aberrations, she should have been exposed at birth. But her father saved her and her mother has never forgiven him. Like everyone else, Thymara is fascinated by the return of dragons: it is as if they symbolise the return of hope to their war-torn world. Leftrin, captain of the liveship Tarman, also has an interest in the hatching; as does Bingtown newlywed, Alise Finbok, who has made it her life's work to study all there is to know of dragons.
But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old. Stunted and deformed, they cannot fly; some seem witless and bestial. Soon, they become a danger and a burden to the Rain Wilders: something must be done. The dragons claim an ancestral memory of a fabled Elderling city far upriver: perhaps there the dragons will find their true home. But Kelsingra appears on no maps and they cannot get there on their own: a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them.
To be a dragon keeper is a dangerous job: their charges are vicious and unpredictable, and there are many unknown perils on the journey to a city which may not even exist…
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Publish date: 2010 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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...
Sosososososo good. One of the most subtle authors out there...feels like home to fall into this world again.