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New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb—“one of the most important writers in 21st-century fantasy” (Contra Costa Times)—continues her enthralling fantasy saga of dragons and their keepers

City of Dragons
Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles

Once, dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But a series of cataclysmic eruptions nearly drove these magnificent creatures to extinction. Born weak and deformed, the last of their kind had one hope for survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanied by a disparate crew of untested young keepers, the dragons embarked on a harsh journey into the unknown along the toxic Rain Wild River. Battling starvation, a hostile climate, and treacherous enemies, dragons and humans began to forge magical connections, bonds that have wrought astonishing transformations for them all. And though Kelsingra is finally near, their odyssey has only begun.

Because of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the lost city can be reached only by flight—a test of endurance and skill beyond the stunted dragons’ strength. Venturing across the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon scholar Alise and a handful of keepers discover a world far different from anything they have ever known or imagined. Immense, ornate structures of black stone veined with silver and lifelike stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. Yet what are the whispers they hear, the shadows of voices and bursts of light that flutter and are gone? And why do they feel as if eyes are watching them?

The dragons must plumb the depths of their ancestral memories to help them take flight and unlock the secrets buried in Kelsingra. But enemies driven by greed and dark desires are approaching. Time is running out, not only for the dragons but for their human keepers as well.

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City of Dragons
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4.3 / 5
Ok read
September 28th, 2015
This was one of those books that I got bored and put down for quite some time. Glad i picked it up to finish though. Overall it was a good book, I was a bit put off by the amount of man on man love in it.
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City of dragons
June 5th, 2014
Enjoy the first two book and really love this one
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Rain Wilds 3
January 14th, 2014
Engrossing story which adds new players to the plot. The return of the dragon which created the contract and the king who wants dragon parts for longevity adds new twists to the story.
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City of Dragons
January 3rd, 2014
I have enjoyed this book as much as the previous volumes. I plan to start the next book ASAP!
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City of Dragons
August 1st, 2013
I loved this book. Great story! I loved the addition of characters and places from her previous trilogies, and the intricate tie-ins with with them as well. All the new characters are just as intriguing and full of depth. I love Robin Hobb's stories!
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Great but short
February 19th, 2013
I really enjoyed this book but was really surprised it ended so quickly. I can't wait for the next one.
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Not a bad book
February 17th, 2013
Thirds is the third of the series, not bad but i did start out feeling like I was missing something.
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