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Dragon Haven (Rain Wilds Chronicles #2)

Dragon Haven (Rain Wilds Chronicles #2)

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“A full master of the epic fantasy.”
Tulsa World

One of the world’s most acclaimed fantasists, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb returns to the world of her popular “Tawny Man” trilogy with Dragon Haven—the second book, following Dragon Keeper (“Imaginative,

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“A full master of the epic fantasy.”
Tulsa World

One of the world’s most acclaimed fantasists, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb returns to the world of her popular “Tawny Man” trilogy with Dragon Haven—the second book, following Dragon Keeper (“Imaginative, literate, and compassionate from first page to last” —Booklist) in an epic adventure about the resurgence of dragons in a world that both needs and fears them. Hobb, whose Soldier Son Trilogy (Shaman’s Crossing, Forest Mage, Renegade’s Magic) has won raves from critics, fans, and peers alike, returns to the Rain Wilds with Dragon Haven, and readers of Raymond Feist, Terry Brooks, and Lois McMaster Bujold will eagerly follow.

Editorial Reviews

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"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”
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.”
Bellingham Herald
“Hobb creates a completely alluring portrait of dragons and their culture.”
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"
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061993480
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Rain Wilds Chronicles , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
17,904
File size:
736 KB

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"A vividly depicted exotic fantasy background and compelling characters make this a strong, well-written fantasy with broad appeal." —-Library Journal

Meet 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. 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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