Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb
(Rain Wilds Chronicles, Book 4)

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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."


About Robin Hobb

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Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska. It was there that she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, and The Tawny Man Trilogy. Her books under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm include The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. Her short fiction has won the Asimov's Readers' Award and been finalists for both the Nebula and Hugo awards. She is also the author of The Inheritance, a collection of stories written under both names. For more information about Robin Hobb, please visit
Published April 9, 2013 by Harper Voyager. 545 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the first three books of Hobb’s series, a dozen dragons hatched centuries after they had been believed to be extinct.

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Publishers Weekly

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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 th

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Fantasy Literature

Way back in a review of the second book (Dragon Haven) in Robin Hobb’s RAIN WILDS series, I wrote “I’ve begun to wonder over the course of Hobb’s recent books if she is exploring just how much plot she needs in her novels to actually have a ‘story.’ It’s almost as if she’s feeling her way to as q...

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The British Fantasy Society

The book concludes a series which has detailed the return of dragons and the evolution of a new generation of Elderlings to a world which had all but forgotten them.

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In this series conclusion (after City of Dragons), the young dragon keepers have colonized the ancient city of Kelsingra and struggle to survive and keep their fledgling dragons alive. They must locate and excavate the wells of mythical "silver" that their dragons require and protect themselves f...

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