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City of dragons / Robin Hobb.

By: Hobb, Robin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles: 3.; Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles: 03.; Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles: v. 3.; Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles: v. 3 Hobb, Robin. Rain Wilds chronicles v. 3.; Hobb, Robin. Rain Wild chronicles: v. 3.; The Rain Wild chronicles: v. 3 Rain Wild chroniclesPublisher: London : Harper Voyager, c2012Description: 425 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007273805 (hbk.); 9780007273829 (pbk.); 0007273827 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dragons -- Fiction | Imaginary places -- Fiction | Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Animals, Mythical -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Science fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54
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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.
Summary: 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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in the third instalment of high adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy.

Kelsingra awaits for those brave enough to enter...

The dragons and their keepers have discovered Kelsingra but so far only Heeby has succeeded in flying over the river to enter the fabled city. The other dragons, with their deformed wings and feeble muscles, are afraid to risk failure and humiliation.

But wondrous things await in Kelsingra, a city built for dragons and their Elderling keepers. Alise, overwhelmed by the treasures she finds there, records her finds for posterity. Once the rest of the world knows about the riches the city contains, nothing will ever be the same again.

Already, rumours of the city's discovery have floated down the Rain Wild River and reached envious ears in Bingtown and beyond. Adventurers, pirates and fortune hunters are coming in droves to pillage what they can from the city. As is Hest Finbok, Alise's husband...

Meanwhile, Selden Vestrit finds himself a prisoner of the ailing Duke of Chalced, who believes him to be some sort of dragon-man whose flesh and blood may work miracle cures.

Where is Tintaglia, the great sapphire-blue dragon, when all have such need of her? Has she really abandoned her beloved Selden and the fledgling dragons forever? Or will she too return to seek the wonders of Kelsingra?

rs are coming in droves to pillage what they can from the city. As is Hest Finbok, Alise's husband...

Meanwhile, Selden Vestrit finds himself a prisoner of the ailing Duke of Chalced, who believes him to be some sort of dragon-man whose flesh and blood may work miracle cures.

Where is Tintaglia, the great sapphire-blue dragon, when all have such need of her? Has she really abandoned her beloved Selden and the fledgling dragons forever? Or will she too return to seek the wonders of Kelsingra?

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.

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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Library Journal Review

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.

Kirkus Book Review

Dragon Haven, 2010, etc.) novels, in the Realm of the Elderlings, the story picks up as a group of dragons and their human keepers are settling in near the ancient city of Kelsingra. Once inhabited by dragons and Elderlings, a race of humans transformed to be dragon companions, Kelsingra lies dormant, waiting to be rediscovered by the fledgling dragons, who are still learning to fly. The keepers deal with a range of interpersonal dramas, while down the river from Kelsingra, various factions conspire to exploit the dragons and their ancestral home for financial and political gain. Hobb takes time to explore numerous characters in her sprawling cast, and thus the plot moves at a very slow pace, even though there are several important discoveries. Anyone hoping for resolution or significant advancement from the story will be disappointed, but Hobb tempers that frustration by delving deeply into her characters' lives, using the rigid customs of the fantasy world to explore universal ideas about social pressures and romantic longing. The author is especially adept at examining the roles of women, whether through nervous teenage dragon-keeper Thymara's trying to balance two jealous suitors or Elderling Malta's struggles to bring a child to term. Their dilemmas are specific to the world of the novel, but the real-life resonance gives the story extra depth. The resurgence of the dragon species is vital, but no more so than men and women figuring out how to relate to one another. By the end, little has changed and few answers have been found, but the time spent with the characters never seems like a waste. Bring on the next installment.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.