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City of Dragons (Mass Market Paperbound)
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Once dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But now the magnificent creatures have been driven nearly to extinction—and the last of their kind, born weak and deformed, have one last hope of survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra.
After a long and harsh journey, Kelsingra is finally near, on the far side of the toxic Rain Wild River. But the greatest trial still lies ahead for the dragons and their human keepers. Rapidly approaching enemies driven by wickedness, greed, and dark desires covet the treasures that await within the magical city's walls. And to reach their ancestral sanctuary, the dragons must reawaken a power lost to them generations earlier. The dragons must learn to fly.
About the Author
Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska. It was there that she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of five critically acclaimed fantasy series: The Rain Wilds Chronicles (Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, City of Dragons, Blood of Dragons), The Soldier Son Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, and The Farseer Trilogy. Under the name Megan Lindholm she is the author of The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. The Inheritance, a collection of stories, was published under both names. Her short fiction has won the Asimov's Readers' Award and she has been a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo awards.
“A master fantasist.”
-Kansas City Star
“fast action, deep emotional bonds and a great ending...[I] encourage you to check out Dragon Haven”
“Hobb creates a completely alluring portrait of dragons and their culture.”
-Bellingham Herald on DRAGON HAVEN
“Hobb has a deft hand with accessible and sympathetic characters, regardless of their fantasy trappings, and he makes effective use of the divide between what the reader knows and what the characters know to build tension.…A quick and fun read.”
-Miami Herald on DRAGON HAVEN
“Hobb’s strength has always been her ability to create compelling characters to inhabit her richly detailed worlds. The Rain Wilds Chronicles is no exception.”
-Shroud Magazine Book Reviews on DRAGON KEEPER and DRAGON HAVEN
“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)
“A satisfying story”
-The News-Star (Monroe, LA) on DRAGON HAVEN
“The Soldier Son [trilogy] can be read as a political satire on American military aggression, but on a more personal level it is profoundly perceptive about the challenge faced by the honorable, brave and good. Nevarre is a true hero.”
“Full throttle…[a] thrilling conclusion…Hobb’s writing unfurls here with muscular and self-assured bravado, the characters fascinating and three-dimensional.”
-Realms of Fantasy Magazine on RENEGADE'S MAGIC
“[W]e suspend disbelief with complete abandon as the pages turn and turn...Robin Hobb is one of the most important writers in 21st century fantasy.”
-Contra Costa Times on RENEGADE'S MAGIC
“Real-life resonance gives the story extra depth…Bring on the next installment.”
-Kirkus Reviews on CITY OF DRAGONS
“[A]n engaging tale with fully realized characters that already feel like friends.”
-Las Vegas Review Journal on CITY OF DRAGONS