Dragon Keeper

Dragon Keeper

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"Robin Hobb is one of our very best fantasy writers."
New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson

With Dragon Keeper, Robin Hobb, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling "master fantasist" (Baltimore Sun), begins a breathtaking new series about the resurgence of dragons in a world that both needs and fears them--the world Hobb's readers most recently visited in her immensely popular "Tawny Man" trilogy. Volume One of the Rain Wilds Chronicles, Dragon Keeper is yet another magnificent adventure from the author of The Soldier Son and Farseer Trilogies, confirming the Contra Costa Times of California's assessment of Hobb as "one of the most important writers in 21st century fantasy."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 493 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 33.02mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061561657
  • 9780061561658
  • 105,683

Review quote

Hobb s meticulously realized fantasy tale is a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore. --Publishers Weekly"
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Back cover copy

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 itis 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.
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Review Text

"In a novel as good as it is massive, the first of two Rain Wilds Chronicles...Hobb continues to occupy a perch at or near the top among contemporary fantasists. This book is imaginative, literate, and compassionate from first page to last." Booklist (starred review)
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Rating details

24,212 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 30% (7,242)
4 40% (9,765)
3 24% (5,833)
2 5% (1,099)
1 1% (273)
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