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Publisher Description

‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin

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

The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with which to keep the dragons fed. With them are Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest's amanuensis, Bingtown dandy, Sedric.

Rivalries and romances are already threatening to disrupt the band of explorers: but external forces may prove to be even more dangerous. Chalcedean merchants are keen to lay hands on dragon blood and organs to turn them to medicines and profit. Their traitor has infiltrated the expeditionand will stop at nothing to obtain the coveted body parts. And then there are the Rain Wilds themselves: mysterious, unstable and ever perilous, its mighty river running with acid, its jungle impenetrable and its waterways uncharted.

Will the expedition reach their destination unscathed? Does the city of Kelsingra even exist? Only one thing is certain: the journey will leave none of the dragons nor their human companions unchanged by the experience.

Reviews

'What makes her novels addictive is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics' The Times

‘Hobb is superb’ Conn Iggulden

‘Hobb is a remarkable storyteller’ Guardian

About the author

Robin Hobb was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. Assassin’s Apprentice was her first novel, and was followed by the equally successful Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest. She lives outside Seattle, Washington

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
4 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperVoyager
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Biggeggss ,

The Rain Wild Chronicles

Brilliant images spring to mind of a world lost to our conscious being. The best of all the fantasy writers.

Deb Whitehead ,

Dragon Haven

Fantastic read. I really, really hope Robin Hobb is busy writing the 3rd instalment. I need to know how life turns out for Alise, Leftrin and Sedric. And of course the dragons.....Robin, you cant just leave us hanging.

Kramawsky ,

Robin rocks

Amazing amazing tale. How wonderful to catch up with old friends. Can't wait for the next installment!!!

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