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Sunday, January 1, 2012

City of Dragons by Robin Hobb



This is the third book of the Rain Wilds Chronicles. If you have not read the Live Ship Traders Trilogy I strongly recommend you read it. It isn’t necessary to read it first but I think it helps. This book chronicles a journey of epic efforts to get the dragons to their ancient homeland.

I’m never sure where to start talking about one of Robin Hobb’s books. Not many author’s make me tongue tied. She so vividly portrays the Rain Wilds that you feel like you have been there. There was also a sense of coming home in that there was a familiarity with her style and her setting.

The emotional interplay is well written and sometimes borderline overwhelming. Admittedly I get over involved when I am reading. I am such a sucker for the bonds of friendship and the portrayal of love as well as loving a good adventure story. These are not stereotype dragons but they are still dragonesque!

I highly recommend the book.

Body of work of Robin Hobb

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