Blood of Dragons – Robin Hobb

Rain Wilds Chronicles #4 The humans and dragons in the revived Elderling city of Kelsingra come to terms with their natures. Having finally completed the painful ordeal of Lawrence Durrell’s endless Alexandria Quartet, I looked for something more predictably good. I found that I had unaccountably let a Hobb book linger, and I turned to it with enthusiasm – something reliably comfortable and good! Unfortunately, while generally speaking I got the ease and comfort I…

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City of Dragons – Robin Hobb

Rain Wilds Chronicles #3 The dragons and their humans have finally found Kelsingra, the lost Elderling city, but their problems are only beginning. I don’t know what happened to the cover of this one. The prior two books had great covers (if not very story-accurate). Then suddenly this one. I like either the US or the UK covers of the first two, but not this strange amalgam. More substantively, this book is basically a continuation…

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Dragon Haven – Robin Hobb

Rain Wild Chronicles #2 A crew of young humans have been tasked with shepherding stunted, argumentative dragons up the Rain Wilds to a rumored city of Elderlings, but they find the task much harder than they first imagined. My mother made sure we always had some kind of dessert or sweets to snack on. At the same time, with two teenage boys in the house, she got a little upset if an afternoon of baking…

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Dragon Keeper – Robin Hobb

The Rain Wilds Chronicles #1 Dragons have been reintroduced to the Rain Wilds, but the newborns have emerged stunted and deformed. A group of young people agree to take the dragons to a rumored upstream city of long-gone Elderlings. I’ve read all of Hobb’s books, and enjoyed them all quite a lot. There are few authors so consistent. Perhaps it’s because she saves the books I don’t like for her Megan Lindholm persona. I usually…

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