By Robin Hobb
New York Times bestselling writer Robin Hobb—“one of an important writers in 21st-century fantasy” (Contra Costa Times)—continues her mesmerizing myth saga of dragons and their keepers
City of Dragons
quantity 3 of the Rain Wilds Chronicles
as soon as, dragons governed the Rain Wilds, tended by way of privileged human servants referred to as Elderlings. yet a chain of cataclysmic eruptions approximately drove those remarkable creatures to extinction. Born susceptible and deformed, the final in their style had one wish for survival: to come back to their old urban of Kelsingra. observed via a disparate group of untested younger keepers, the dragons launched into a harsh trip into the unknown alongside the poisonous Rain Wild River. struggling with hunger, a opposed weather, and treacherous enemies, dragons and people started to forge magical connections, bonds that experience wrought superb ameliorations for all of them. And notwithstanding Kelsingra is ultimately close to, their odyssey has in basic terms began.
end result of the swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the misplaced urban may be reached in simple terms via flight—a attempt of persistence and ability past the stunted dragons’ energy. Venturing around the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon student Alise and a handful of keepers find a international some distance various from something they've got ever recognized or imagined. sizeable, ornate constructions of black stone veined with silver and real looking stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. but what are the whispers they pay attention, the shadows of voices and bursts of sunshine that flutter and are long gone? And why do they believe as though eyes are gazing them?
The dragons needs to plumb the depths in their ancestral thoughts to assist them take flight and free up the secrets and techniques buried in Kelsingra. yet enemies pushed via greed and darkish wishes are impending. Time is working out, not just for the dragons yet for his or her human keepers besides.
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First To the excessive quiet of The City I had become used, but there were far more subtle things that, as time went on, stole upon me with their queerness. I would observe and comment to myself, surprised, interested, or amused, quite sane and objective. Then, imperceptibly, a sensation of uncanniness would shiver through me. What was it that so affected me? Never one thing. Single phenomena could 53 be isolated and explained, but in all things, everywhere in streets, in houses, in the faces of the people, in the still roof gardens and the flat diversified country visible from my windows, in the sea itself, and in the motionless remote mountains there was a difference in quality, slight here, greater there, but always present, and in the sum worse than merely puzzling.
This was Philip Wills, brother of Gordon Wills, British consul, and just graduated from Cambridge. He was on his "Not that —but am I A — to Islandia to visit his brother. He had evidently come to fetch his passport. He was introduced to me, and our conversations thenceforth were in English, a language in way which the Islandians were proficient. Islata Soma, with a little quick smile of humor, went to get tea for him. Half an hour later we left together, and I had with me my passport and health certificate and a note from Islata Soma to her relatives.
This bright, minute, and quiet land was that of Dora. It was hard to realize that to him it was like bird in the 43 my friend home and He too seemed alien. But I saw him, big, ruddy, heard his deep voice singing fluttering tunes against the hiss and rush of the sea and the creaking of spars. I knew in my heart that he would greet me gladly. I must write him at once. M. Perier gave me countenance by appearing dressed as I was, but although our costume was unlike that of anyone else abroad on the streets, no one stared at us.
City of Dragons (The Rain Wilds Chronicles, Book 3) by Robin Hobb