Blood of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles #4) [NOOK Book]

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Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. ...

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Blood of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles #4)

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Overview

Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. They were banished to a dangerous and grueling journey in search of their ancient dragon homeland, the lost city of Kelsingra, accompanied by a band of young and inexperienced human keepers, also deemed damaged and disposable.

Against all odds they have found the fabled city, yet myriad challenges remain. Sintara, Mercor, Heeby, Relpda, and the rest of the dragons struggle to find their wings—and their independence. Their human escorts, too, must contend with unsettling upheaval: Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, Sedric, and the others are transforming into Elderlings—true dragon companions. As old rules give way to new alliances, secret fears, and adult desires, the keepers must redefine their lives as they attempt to reawaken Kelsingra to its former glory. But gaps in the dragons' memories leave them all struggling to recover the magic that once animated the great city.

As the young Elderlings risk "memory walking" in the city's hidden history, an outside threat is growing. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter the dragons in an attempt 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.

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The dragons have successfully returned to the the lost city of Kelsingra, but terrible new problems emerge and fester for them and their human keepers. The mythical silver wells are nowhere to be found; without them, the dragons will wither and die. The final volume of Robin Hobb's dragon ego Rain Wilds Chronicles brings plot surprises and reading pleasure.

Library Journal
In their fourth series outing (Dragon Keeper; Dragon Haven; City of Dragons) the dragons and their young keepers have reached the legendary lost city of Kelsingra, but all is not well. The city's stones cause addictive visions of times past, and the silver wells that are vital to the dragons' survival remain undiscovered. When humans from the coastal city of Bingtown, in the Rain Wilds, arrive in search of plunder and valuable dragon scales, the stage is set for a war that might mean the end of the ecological cycle that links dragons, sea serpents, and the sentient ships known as liveships. VERDICT 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. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/12.]
The News-Star (Monroe
“A satisfying story”
London Times
“A deservedly popular author, an accomplished storyteller with an engaging and readable style.”
Kansas City Star
“A master fantasist.”
Las Vegas Review Journal on CITY OF DRAGONS
“[A]n engaging tale with fully realized characters that already feel like friends.”
Booklist
“Dragons, magic, and intrigue combine to make this book a fascinating read”
SFRevu on BLOOD OF DRAGONS
“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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062116871
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Series: Rain Wilds Chronicles , #4
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 13,331
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robin Hobb

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. She also writes as Megan Lindholm, and under that name is the author of The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. The Inheritance, a collection of stories, was written 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.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    I just finished this one. I love to visit the strange, wonderful

    I just finished this one. I love to visit the strange, wonderful world Robin Hobb creates. 
    Why are trash ratings being allowed? I often use ratings to decide on a book. These silly anonymous ratings distort the system.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I've read all of Robin Hobb's books and I thoroughly enjoyed her

    I've read all of Robin Hobb's books and I thoroughly enjoyed her latest series Rain Wild Chronicles. BLOOD OF DRAGONS is the exciting conclusion in this series and it is a riveting and engrossing book. The story follows the arduous journey of Tingalia, the oldest queen dragon, as she tries to reach the magical city of Kelsingra. She has been wounded and needs the elusive Silver to heal herself. The young dragons have grown and their Elderlings learn what it really means to be tied to these unpredictable creatures. The hunt is on to unlock the secrets of the magical city and the desperate search for a new vein of Silver. 
    There are a lot of characters in this story and Ms. Hobb handles each of their story arcs well. Alise has to figure who she is now that she's living in Kelsingra and not the wife of vindictive trader Hest. My favorite characters are Thymara and Tats, the young Elderlings, and their journey to young adults. But by far, the best part of the story is of course the dragons. Arrogant queen Santara, drakes Mercor and Kelo plus the other dragons make this story come alive. I loved their perspectives as they regard their Elderling keepers and their role in this new world - a world where dragons rule once again. I have one minor complaint and that is the dragon war was way too short. I would have loved to see more detail about that, but even that doesn't take away the enjoyment of this books. Fans of Ms. Hobb and dragon stories will definitely enjoy this series. Highly Recommended.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

    Robin Hobb has created an amazing world in this series.  I love

    Robin Hobb has created an amazing world in this series.  I love each and every character.  I race to finish her books and then I am sad that they are done.  I've read nearly every single series she's written, and they're all fantastic!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Love it. Love it. Love it.

    I've read all of ths series by Robin Hobb and have thoroughly enjoyed the amazing worlds and complex characters she created.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    This is my second reading.  I just had me knee replaced and whil

    This is my second reading.  I just had me knee replaced and while I am waiting to be dancing a jig I decided to get into the books again.  I missed some things the first time around.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    First two of series were so-so but the 3rd and 4th are brilliant!!

    Like so many others who love Robin Hobb I was left feeling extremely disappointed by the first two books in this series. Don't give up! The third was pure Hobb. Maybe one of my all time favourites, and I have read everyone of her books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    I love dragons and dragon stories and this one does not disappoint. Great story development.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    Loved it

    Great character development. Great adventure. I will be reading more by Robin Hobb

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Books 3 & 4

    Book 3 was just as good as 1 & 2. I dont know why anyone wpuld give it a bad review, especially if they enjoyed the first two books in the series. It was great and I look forward to reading Book 4.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Elders

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Spin tingling

    Sweet adventure

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    DAGIONS!!!

    I love dragions, there so cool

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Shimmrr

    Shot a fireball portal and flew thru

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Nightpaw

    I dont care anymore. Goodnite mother f<_>ucker. *he meows then pads to res 1*

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Storm

    "Touch her and... nevermind"

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Raindropkit and raindripkit

    They roll in giggleing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Blackblood

    Kidnapps the kits and brings them to blood battle result 22

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 4, 2013

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    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Nick to dasiy

    Go to sandclaw resalt three

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    THE DOG PINN

    For the puppies and hearding dogs.

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