City of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles #3)

City of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles #3)

by Robin Hobb

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New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb returns to world of the Rain Wilds—called “one of the most gripping settings in modern fantasy” (Booklist)—in City of Dragons. Continuing the enthralling journey she began in her acclaimed Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven, Hobb rejoins a small group of weak, half-formed and unwanted dragons and their displaced human companions as they search for a legendary sanctuary. Now, as the misfit band approaches its final destination, dragons and keepers alike face a challenge so insurmountable that it threatens to render their long, difficult odyssey utterly meaningless. Touching, powerful, and dazzlingly inventive, Hobb’s City of Dragons is not to be missed—further proof that this author belongs alongside Raymond E. Feist, Terry Brooks, and Lois McMaster Bujold in the pantheon of fantasy fiction’s true greats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061561696
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Rain Wilds Chronicles , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 74,614
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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.

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City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this is a great series.I want the next book. Come on Robin, don't do the WOT thing like Robert Jordan. To long between books is not fair to your fans.
tabbycat03 More than 1 year ago
The most common complaint for this book is that it was incomplete for a trilogy. Robin Hobb posted a while back in her journal that this was intended to be a trilogy, but she has expanded it to be four books so she could tell the story better. "Blood of Dragons" should be out sometime in the next year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robin Hobb is by far my favorite author, and this is one of the reasons why
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without knowing anything about the author or any of the books. I took a chance and really loved the series. When you finish the first one, you can't wait to read the second, and so on.
WillowFL More than 1 year ago
I would recommend all of Robin Hobb's books. I've read around nine of the books so far and love all of them. There is one set and the last of the Rain Wilds Chronicles at least book #4 that I haven't read yet, but I'm sure I'll love them as much as the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, I loved all the Rain Wild books, and am happy that there's another book in the works. Robin Hobbs is one of my favorite authors! Would give more then 5 stars if I could!!!
discworldfan More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of The Rain Wilds...this didn't disapoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her work. As normal the story ends exactly when you don't want it too. Can't wait for book 4 to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hobb is known for long sprawling fantasy. The writing style is the same that i have come to know and love, but when i buy a hobb book i expect at least five to six hundred pages of fantastic adventure. There is obviously more she has to say about the charaters, so why not include that in this book instead of having the ending of this book feel so incomplete. I feel like i am being ripped off by this "chronicle" when the first three books could have been condensed into one or two of a trilogy like hobbs books normally are. I feel as if hobb or her publishers are taking advantage of me and causing me to pay substantially more for less product.
The5016 More than 1 year ago
Robin Hobb is an AMAZING writer, and I love her stories! The stories in the Rain Wilds Chronicles are no less fantastic than her other novels. The characters, world, and politics are rich and complex and very interesting. I do have one complaint though: there are same-sex relationships that I was not expecting to come across. I was well into the series and had purchased all the books before stumbling across this element. I had no reason to assume it would be there and I felt ambushed by the topic as if it were an agenda item. It does not improve the storyline; if it weren't there the main storyline wouldn't change, so I felt like it was there for no other reason than as an agenda point. If I knew it was there beforehand, I wouldn't have purchased since it's not a topic I follow or care to explore. If you are considering the purchase, and the same-sex theme doesn't matter to you, you will likely enjoy the stories, character development, Hobb's writing style.
FremdeB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
City of Dragons deserves way more than 5 stars. This is a great series by Robin should definitely read her books!
eitan.hess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, I'd like to clarify that I'm a big fan of Hobb's writing. And, until that book I was a big fan of Hobb's publisher. I admire consistency and the ability to control one's greed - rare traits with fantasy publishers.Until now, all of Hobb's Six Duchies/Bingtown/Rain Wild books were neatly arranged in trilogies. Not too short, not too stretched (Wheel of time, anybody?).But here come the Rain Wild Chronicles' 3rd book - one would expect closure, no matter how many pages it's going to take. Did one get closure? Not even slightly! The book basically stops in mid-step. Some people (relatives of the publisher) might say it's to build up suspense... I'd say: Sheer greed. I find that greedy way of doing business rather despicable. Yes, I'm going to buy the 4th book when it comes out, but here's a big thumbs down for the publisher.5 stars for Hobb's writing, one for the greedy publisher.
salimbol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I'm enjoying the characters and the overall themes as much as ever, this book feels more than a bit piecemeal: we touch down with characters and their stories in a fairly scattershot and sometimes repetitious manner, not enough happens overall to give it as much coherence as it should have, and like the previous volume, the point where this book finishes feels almost arbitrary. While it's obvious that this is part of a larger whole, I do think that middle volumes should be able to stand on their own more than this one actually does. Nevertheless, 'City of Dragons' has the same solidity and intelligence that grace all of Hobbs' books, and there's some great material in here, particularly about various societies in flux. It will be interesting to be able appraise this series as a whole when the next (and presumably final?) volume comes out next year!
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series. I enjoy how they all link together with wonderful intricate plots and lots of action.
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CalvinG35 More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as the second book in the series (Dragon Haven), but still a good read. The author has a tendency of rehashing some of the story lines as if the reader forgot what the read a couple of chapters ago, but the characters are still interesting and the story is exciting.
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