City of Dragons (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


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 lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington. Robin is best known as the author of the Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest.) Other works include The Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, and the Soldier Son trilogy. The Rain Wilds Chronicles is now complete, published as Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven. A story collection, The Inheritance, showcases my work as both Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm. In April of 2012, City of Dragons was published as the 3rd volume in the Rain Wilds Chronicles. That tale will conclude in April 2013 with the publication of the final volume, Blood of Dragons. Robin Hobb also writes as Megan Lindholm.

Praise For…


“A master fantasist.”
-Kansas City Star

“fast action, deep emotional bonds and a great ending...[I] encourage you to check out Dragon Haven”
-Blogcritics.com

“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.”
-London Times

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061561696
ISBN-10: 006156169X
Publisher: Voyager
Publication Date: January 29th, 2013
Pages: 398
Language: English