The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra—and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive.
Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction?
The world of Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds series has been praised by Booklist as "one of the most gripping settings in modern fantasy," and Publishers Weekly called the Rain Wilds books "a meticulously realized fantasy tale" and "a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore."
The fourth Rain Wilds Chronicles epic (after City of Dragons), Hobb's 13th novel set in the world of the Elderlings, wraps up the current set of storylines involving a new generation of dragons and the Elderlings (human-dragon hybrids) who serve and protect them. As most of the dragons and their keepers repopulate and reinvigorate the lost city of Kelsingra, the ailing Duke of Chalced sends people to hunt dragons for their life-extending and transformative properties, and the ancient dragon queen Tintaglia fights for her life. With a wide scope of coverage and a narrative that jumps among members of the sprawling cast, this tale feels both leisurely and unfocused, and knowledge of previous installments is essential to full comprehension. Hobb makes up for this breadth with a wealth of detail and language bordering on poetic.
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City of Dragons
All I really want to say is I was totally captivated by this particular series.
I was so 'encapsulated...
I couldn't stop reading!
Blood of Dragons
The fourth book in what was to be a trilogy was still page turning. I feel like although the loose ends were tied up, I wanted it to keep going, as one always does when they become attached to characters and a storyline. I was disappointed not to get to witness the death scene of the Duke of Chalced, or see Sedric's relationship progress with the Dutchess, but perhaps the Dutchess will have her own series about her life and how she rebuilt a nation that's entire existence has been based on male domination and war? It would've been nice to see Leftrin and Alise have a child or get married. I enjoyed the series greatly though and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading fantasy, Robin Hobb is an excellent writer and I've read other works as well and never been disappointed!
Good read but too abrupt at the end
I really enjoyed reading the end of this series and seeing how things progressed form the beginning. However the end was just too fast. The destruction of Chalced should have been in more detail especially the end of the Duke. I feel a bit robbed of the satisfaction of seeing his fate after all he did to Selden. Overall though a great read.