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City of dragons /

by Hobb, Robin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles: v. 3.Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 334 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061561634 :; 0061561630.Title notes: $27.99 2-2012 (db)Subject(s): Dragons -- Fiction | Imaginary places -- Fiction | Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Animals, Mythical -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Science fictionSummary: Accompanied by human keepers, the dragons embark on a dangerous journey to their ancient, mythical homeland of Kelsingera, and along the way form deep bonds with the humans that are severely tested during the journey's final days.
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<p>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.</p>

$27.99 2-2012 (db)

Accompanied by human keepers, the dragons embark on a dangerous journey to their ancient, mythical homeland of Kelsingera, and along the way form deep bonds with the humans that are severely tested during the journey's final days.

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The dragons who have returned to the Rain Wilds bear little resemblance to their forebears. Malformed, flightless, and all but helpless, they travel in search of the legendary Kelsingra, the dragon homeland, with a retinue of human keepers, themselves misfits. As they enter the final part of their difficult trek, the bonds between dragon and keeper are stretched to the limit, and hope disappears when the only way to reach their mythical city is discovered to be flight-a skill beyond the capabilities of the dragons. VERDICT The latest volume set in the world of the Rain Wilds (Dragon Keeper; Dragon Haven) illustrates Hobb's talent for complex plotting, scene setting, and character building. Series followers and fans of the novels of Raymond E. Feist and Naomi Novik should enjoy Hobb's depiction of a very different type of dragon. [See Prepub Alert, 8/21/11.] (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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