By Robin Hobb
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer of Dragon Keeper returns with a moment mesmerizing story of dragons and people, event and discovery, love and freedom
Centuries had handed seeing that dragons final roamed the war-torn global of the Rain Wild River. yet as peace once more settled upon the land, a misplaced new release of sea serpents—ancient, half-starved, and weary—returned to cocoon, convinced that they might be reborn because the appealing and strong dragons of legend. yet their exhausting trip exacted a heavy toll, and the proud serpents emerged as sickly, half-formed beasts, not able to fly or hunt . . . or thrive. For years now they've been trapped on a swampy riverbank among wooded area and river, hungry and rarely alive, reliant on people to supply for them.
With their survival at stake, fifteen dragons—among them the clever golden Mercor, the haughty and marvelous silver-blue queen Sintara, and the fragile copper good looks Relpda—have trigger on a perilous trek into the unknown, up the Rain Wild River, in hopes of rediscovering the traditional Elderling urban of Kelsingra, the misplaced haven for dragons and Elderlings alike. The dragons are observed via a disparate team of human keepers, rejects from Rain Wild society. They, too, yearn to discover Kelsingra and create a house in their personal, one during which they might make their very own principles and choose their very own destiny. yet is Kelsingra actual or in basic terms a fraction of a glorified earlier buried deep within the dragons' shared stories? No map exists to lead them, and the noble creatures locate their old reminiscences of little use in a land replaced by way of generations of flooding and seismic chaos.
because the dragons, the humans—including the powerful and defiant Rain Wild woman Thymara; the rich dragon pupil and Trader's spouse, Alise; and her better half, the urbane Sedric—and their magical offer barge, captained by way of the gruff Leftrin, forge their approach ever deeper into uncharted desert, human and beast alike realize they're altering in mysterious and unsafe methods. whereas the bonds among them solidify, hunger, flashfloods, and predators will imperil all of them. yet dragons and people quickly examine that the main savage threats come from inside their very own corporation . . . and never them all could continue to exist.
Returning to the territory of her liked Liveship investors and Tawny guy trilogies, New York Times bestselling writer Robin Hobb creates a lush and finally effective story set in an creative international of magic and beauty as compelling and emotionally resonant as our personal.