Dragon Haven (Rain Wilds Chronicles #2)

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Fifteen dragons have set off on a dangerous trek up the Rain Wild River, in hopes of rediscovering their lost haven, the ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanying them is a disparate group of rejects from Rain Wild society, including strong and defiant young Thymara; wealthy dragon scholar and Trader's wife Alise; and her companion, the urbane Sedric. These human keepers yearn also to create a new home where they can decide their own fate. But is Kelsingra real or merely a ...

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Overview

Fifteen dragons have set off on a dangerous trek up the Rain Wild River, in hopes of rediscovering their lost haven, the ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanying them is a disparate group of rejects from Rain Wild society, including strong and defiant young Thymara; wealthy dragon scholar and Trader's wife Alise; and her companion, the urbane Sedric. These human keepers yearn also to create a new home where they can decide their own fate. But is Kelsingra real or merely a fragment of a glorified past buried deep in the dragons' shared memories?

As they forge ever deeper into uncharted wilderness, starvation, flashfloods, and predators imperil them all. But as dragons and humans alike soon learn, the most savage threats come from within their own company . . .

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Editorial Reviews

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Last month we greeted the mass market release of Robin Hobb's Rain Wilds Chronicles series starter; now we welcome the paperback reprint of its standalone sequel. As in its Dragon Keeper (9780061561658) predecessor, the newly born mythic creatures are too feeble to fly. Without the selfish aid of human Dragon Keepers, even their survival is at stake. Hobb's powerful writing makes these fledgling, malformed dragons and their embattled human allies truly empathetic. Solid reader reviews in hardcover; now in mass market paperback and NOOKbook.

Romantic Times
“Hobb’s characterization continues to be top-notch, particularly with Thymara, the outcast teenage girl. Her self-awareness and surety is a delight and her insistence on belonging to no one but herself is simply wonderful.”
Blogcritics.com
“fast action, deep emotional bonds and a great ending...[I] encourage you to check out Dragon Haven”
Bellingham Herald on DRAGON HAVEN
“Hobb creates a completely alluring portrait of dragons and their culture.”
Miami 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”
Shroud Magazine Book Reviews on DRAGON KEEPER and 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
“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.”
The News-Star (Monroe)
"A satisfying story"
The News-Star (Monroe
“A satisfying story”
The News-Star (Monroe))
"A satisfying story"
Romantic Times
"Hobb’s characterization continues to be top-notch, particularly with Thymara, the outcast teenage girl. Her self-awareness and surety is a delight and her insistence on belonging to no one but herself is simply wonderful."
Blogcritics.com
"fast action, deep emotional bonds and a great ending...[I] encourage you to check out Dragon Haven"
From the Publisher
"A vividly depicted exotic fantasy background and compelling characters make this a strong, well-written fantasy with broad appeal." —-Library Journal
Miami Herald
“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”
Bellingham Herald
“Hobb creates a completely alluring portrait of dragons and their culture.”
Library Journal
A new generation of dragons promises new life and prosperity to the people who live along the Rain Wild River, but they emerge from their cocoons deformed and sickly. Driven away from human settlements and assigned a group of young misfits as their keepers, the dragons make their dangerous way upriver toward a legendary lost haven, the city of Kelsingra. This journey brings dragons, keepers, and other travelers into conflict with a hostile environment and, most dangerous of all, with one another. Hobb's sequel to Dragon Keeper continues the stories of the Wilding girl Thymara, the Bingtown gentlewoman-turned-naturalist Alyse, and the blue queen dragon Sintara. VERDICT A vividly depicted exotic fantasy background and compelling characters make this a strong, well-written fantasy with broad appeal, particularly to fans of Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels and lovers of dragon lore in general.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061931550
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: Rain Wilds Chronicles , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 165,056
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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. 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.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Continuation of a series, but good story by itself

    I've read all of Robin Hobb's books so far, and am definitely impressed with this latest addition to the Rain Wilds stories.

    The first volume in the series, Dragon Keeper was interesting, but I do think that's at least in part because I'd read all her other books and wanted to know more about the world she's crafted. It struck me as a good beginning, but not necessarily a tale unto itself.

    The second book in the series, however, does seem to function more independently in terms of character development and plot. The first, was just a beginning. Must you read the first, in order to enjoy this story? No. I'd say that reading the earlier works set in this world will be an intriguing preparation for finding out more, but they aren't totally essential.

    If I were a total newbie to her works, I'd start right at the beginning, with Assassin's Apprentice (FarSeer series #1 ), and continue, in sequence, right to the most current works.

    She's crafted this world very carefully, so there are mysteries in the earlier volumes set the stage for the later stories. Knowing the things you learn along the way doesn't wreck the fun, though I do think at the very least, you should read each trilogy in sequence. (The trilogies do, for the most part read like gigantic, three volume novels, though each book tends to have a story of it's own.)

    I'm intrigued to see where this world's tales will lead, if there's a third volume in this series, the continuation isn't necessarily obvious based on the conclusion to the second volume. There are mysteries left over from the earlier book that haven't been addressed, but the story that's to come isn't obvious. I'm intrigued.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    fun coming of age fantasy

    Expelled from the Cassarik area by the fear of the locals of the new dragon hatchlings, the beasts and their mutated human keepers continue their journey to find the fabled lost city of Kelingra with danger and starvation every step along the deadly Rain Wild River. As the dragons mature, they become powerful fully developed while their keepers remain malformed but are well adjusted for the most part.

    However finding the ancient Elderings' vanished haven proves impossible as the collective memory of the landscape fails to match what the world along the Rain Wild River has become. Instead danger from flash floods and a scarcity of food as supplies dwindle threatens the explorers.

    The sequel to the Dragon Keeper is an exciting climax to a well written duology that returns readers to the Hobbs' realm of the Liveship Traders and the Tawny Man sagas. The story line is a coming of age fantasy especially of the naive female teenager Thymara who grows in confidence as she learns who to trust and more important to distrust. Although the rest of the cast seems somewhat interchangeable as shallowly deceptive or even shallower naive, fans of Robin Hobb will enjoy the trek along the Rain Wild River.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Greatest author ever

    I have read all of Robin Hobb's books and am now ordering books by Megan Lindholm which is another pen name of Robin Hobb's. Her descriptive writing makes all other pale in comparison. I hope she is very busy writing more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    Loved it!

    Robin Hobb has done it again. I always appreciate a well honed plot. She never fails me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Love this series!

    I can't wait for the third book to be released. Robin Hobb does such a wonderful job of creating a story and pulling you into it that it's such a shame when it ends. If you haven't started this series yet, then I recommend you go to the beginning of her work with the Assassin apprentice series and read through to this one (skipping the Soldier Son Trilogy which doesn't apply).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    LOVE

    It took me awhile to get into the first book but now that I have, there is no going back! I can't put it down, I love every character and every suspenseful twist Robin adds to the story. Great writer and lovely imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Waterfall

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

    Enjoyable Read for Scifi/Fantasy Folks

    Really enjoyed this series by Robin Hobb. I have been reading scifi/fantasy for over 40 years and it is hard to find something interesting with a slightly new twist, but it was accomplished here for me. Her characters were established well and she seemed to have insights into relationship dynamics that makes one wonder how she developed this information - life experience/consulting with friends. I enjoyed her strong female characters and Sedric and Carson gave me heroes I could identify with although they certainly had their challenges. Anyway, this was a great series and I highly recommend it to any scifi/fantasy fans who want some easy, enjoyable reading to escape this world and experience another.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Even better than the first in the series

    I thought the first book in the series (Dragon Keepers) was well written and had good character development. This second book in the series was even better. I felt emotionally connected to the characters and found myself taken in by their struggles. An excellent continuation.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    good escape book

    very enjoyable

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Loved the details!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Chronicles and have read all three. The plots and the details and twists kept my attention. The evolution of the characters, and especially when bad guys get theirs, gave me great satisfaction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Slut

    Slut

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Johnna

    Reporting for training!

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    A good read!

    I liked it so well that I am already reading the second in the series!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Jessa

    Okay Bella you are the moderator for nookhaven and a full member of the committee. Congrats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Bella

    That is so cool! Im ready to continue!

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    Robin Hobb has decided to elaborate more on the caracters and st

    Robin Hobb has decided to elaborate more on the caracters and starts to repeat herself in their details. The story is still very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    EYYEAHEAH!!

    SPAM

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Wonderful Series

    See my comments on Series #1.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Good read

    So far this is a great series.

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