By Robin Hobb
Ny occasions bestselling writer Robin Hobb—“one of an important writers in 21st-century fantasy” (Contra Costa Times)—continues her captivating fable saga of dragons and their keepers
City of Dragons
Volume 3 of the Rain Wilds Chronicles
Once, dragons governed the Rain Wilds, tended by means of privileged human servants often called Elderlings. yet a sequence of cataclysmic eruptions approximately drove those very good creatures to extinction. Born vulnerable and deformed, the final in their variety had one wish for survival: to come to their historic urban of Kelsingra. followed through a disparate team of untested younger keepers, the dragons launched into a harsh trip into the unknown alongside the poisonous Rain Wild River. struggling with hunger, a antagonistic weather, and treacherous enemies, dragons and people started to forge magical connections, bonds that experience wrought outstanding changes for all of them. And even though Kelsingra is eventually close to, their odyssey has simply begun.
Because of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the misplaced urban could be reached merely via flight—a try of persistence and talent past the stunted dragons’ energy. Venturing around the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon student Alise and a handful of keepers find a global some distance various from whatever they've got ever identified or imagined. large, ornate constructions of black stone veined with silver and reasonable stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. but what are the whispers they pay attention, the shadows of voices and bursts of sunshine that flutter and are long gone? And why do they suppose as though eyes are looking at them?
The dragons needs to plumb the depths in their ancestral thoughts to assist them take flight and unencumber the secrets and techniques buried in Kelsingra. yet enemies pushed by way of greed and darkish wants are coming near near. Time is operating out, not just for the dragons yet for his or her human keepers besides.
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Once, dragons governed the Rain Wilds, tended via privileged human servants often called Elderlings. yet a sequence of cataclysmic eruptions approximately drove those amazing creatures to extinction. Born vulnerable and deformed, the final in their style had one wish for survival: to come back to their historic urban of Kelsingra. followed by way of a disparate staff of untested younger keepers, the dragons launched into a harsh trip into the unknown alongside the poisonous Rain Wild River. scuffling with hunger, a opposed weather, and treacherous enemies, dragons and people started to forge magical connections, bonds that experience wrought extraordinary alterations for all of them. And although Kelsingra is ultimately close to, their odyssey has in simple terms begun.
Because of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the misplaced urban may be reached in simple terms by means of flight—a try out of persistence and ability past the stunted dragons’ power. Venturing around the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon student Alise and a handful of keepers find a global some distance diversified from whatever they've got ever identified or imagined. huge, ornate buildings of black stone veined with silver and life like stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. but what are the whispers they pay attention, the shadows of voices and bursts of sunshine that flutter and are long gone? And why do they believe as though eyes are observing them?
The dragons needs to plumb the depths in their ancestral thoughts to assist them take flight and release the secrets and techniques buried in Kelsingra. yet enemies pushed by way of greed and darkish wants are coming near near. Time is working out, not just for the dragons yet for his or her human keepers in addition.
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