Synopses & Reviews
The dragons' survival hangs in the balance in the thrilling climax of New York Times
bestselling author Robin Hobb's acclaimed Rain Wilds Chronicles saga
The legendary dragon city of Kelsingra has been discovered. But most of the dragons now lack the strength for the final hazardous river crossing, and the mythical silver wells they need to survive are nowhere to be found. In a desperate attempt to unlock the whereabouts of the wells, the keepers risk "memory walking"—immersing themselves in the drug-like memories of long deceased Elderlings. The magic of the city and the final secret it conceals present their only chance of survival, not just for the queen dragon Tintaglia but for Malta and Reyn's infant Elderling son as well.
To make matters worse, time is of the utmost importance. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter a dragon to stave off his own demise. The tide of history is about to turn on a life-and-death battle that will ultimately decide the dragons' fate. If they win, the regal serpents will rule the world once more. And if they lose, they will vanish from the world forever.
“A satisfying story” The News-Star (Monroe, LA) on DRAGON HAVEN
“A deservedly popular author, an accomplished storyteller with an engaging and readable style.” London Times
“A master fantasist.” Kansas City Star
“[A]n engaging tale with fully realized characters that already feel like friends.” Las Vegas Review Journal on CITY OF DRAGONS
“Real-life resonance gives the story extra depth…Bring on the next installment.” Kirkus Reviews on CITY OF DRAGONS
“Dragons, magic, and intrigue combine to make this book a fascinating read” Booklist
“Hobb excels at telling big stories and juggling multiple story arcs. Fans of the author and of this series who eagerly await this installment will not be disappointed” Library Journal (starred review)
“Hobb excels at world building, wonderful prose, and the ability to endow her creatures with humanity...The novel has many threads skillfully interwoven, to create an exciting tale of growth, change, and stubborn survival.” SFRevu on BLOOD OF DRAGONS
The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons
completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra—and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive.
Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction?
The world of Robin Hobbs Rain Wilds series has been praised by Booklist as "one of the most gripping settings in modern fantasy," and Publishers Weekly called the Rain Wilds books "a meticulously realized fantasy tale" and "a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore."
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.