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eBook The Dragon Keeper epub
  • ISBN: 0007273762
  • Author: Robin Hobb
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper (2009)
  • ePUB size: 1542 kb
  • FB2 size 1265 kb
  • Formats mobi txt lrf lit

The Dragon Keeper, . Part of Rain Wild Chronicles series by Robin Hobb. Missing were the memories she should have received from watchful dragons tending the serpents as they made their cases.

The Dragon Keeper, . She had enough memories to recall that there should have been at least a score of dragons present, encouraging them, chewing the memory sand and clay and contributing their own regurgitated saliva and history to the process. But there weren’t, and she was too tired to wonder how that lack might affect her.

The Dragon Keeper is the first book in the Rain Wild Chronicles. It was first published in 2009. It is followed by Dragon Haven, City of Dragons and Blood of Dragons. Guided by the dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wild River, the first to make the perilous journey in generations. For Thymara, a Rainwilder born with scales and claws, the return of the dragons symbolises the return of hope to her war-torn world

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The Dragon Keeper The Rain Wild Chronicles 01 Robin Hobb Day the 2nd of the Plough Moon Year the 6th of the Reign of the Most Noble and Magnificent Satrap Cosgo From Erek, Keeper of the Birds, Bingtown to Detozi, Keeper of the Birds, Trehaug This night have dispatched to you four birds, hearing in two parts our agreement with the Dragon Tintaglia, to be ratified by the Rain Wild Council. Trader Devouchet, leader of the Bingtown Trader. Читать онлайн The Dragon Keeper. Robin Hobb. Day the 2nd of the Plough Moon.

Dragon Keeper is a fantasy novel by American writer Robin Hobb, the first in The Rain Wild Chronicles. It is written in a third-person narrative from the viewpoint of several of the key characters. The narrative follows a party of malformed newly hatched dragons, their spurned and mistrusted human keepers and other supporters who set out on a quest to find safety in the legendary Elderling city of Kelsingra.

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Robin Hobb rds, Bingtown To Detozi, Keeper of the Birds, Trehaug Detozi, Please release a flock of at least twenty-five of my birds. Message traffic to Trehaug was so heavy with Traders anxious to say they would attend the dragon hatch that my flocks are sorely depleted of carriers. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Too much time has passed since the powerful dragon Tintaglia helped the people of the Trader cities stave off an invasion of their enemies. Enter the spellbinding world of dragons. and those who tend them One of the most gifted fantasy authors writing today, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb has dazzled readers with brilliantly imaginative, emotionally resonant, and compulsively readable tales set in far-flung realms not unlike our own.

However, Dragon Keeper may not be for all. Fans of Hobb may well find lacks the instant hook of her earlier works may . Fans of Hobb may well find lacks the instant hook of her earlier works may find the pacing problematic as character development is everything in this first instalment. Dragon Keeper is a book that will reward the patient, perfect for those looking for thoughtful, unrushed fantasy that is very strong on character. It is written at a slower pace than the preceding trilogies but, like Thymara, many will be fascinated by the return of dragons.

Comments: (7)
Let me open by saying that I am generally a fan of Hobb's work. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Dragon Keeper. While there are certainly strong elements to the book, the totality of this work is flawed. It is just not a complete novel and reads more like an extremely long introduction. That would explain the lack of an ending or any climax and also explain why action of any kind was so hard to come across despite the 500 pages!

Robin Hobb is a very talented (and quite creative) world builder and she makes several parts of the book really pop. Locales come alive in the book and you can almost see the Rain Wilds and the rivers. I was enraged by some of the characters (which I think is a good thing). Her concept of dragons and the related themes were all strong points of the book as well.

World building is a balancing act though. In addition to making both a new world and new characters come alive, there is a need for a plot and a real story. She just does not deliver that and seems to have fallen into the trap of overbuilding. There is only one pace to this book - slow and plodding. I would not be surprised if this was not meant to be a stand alone work. Unfortunately for us, that is how it was sold and for failing this most basic precept, I cannot, in good conscious, give this book any more stars.

I would venture that with this book out of the way, the rest of the series will likely be much more interesting. A shame she just threw this one away though.
A vividly real read from start to finish. I adore the authors endearing and flawed characters. I would like to have given this book four stars, but the ending or lack of one killed my affection for all of the other very good things found in this book.

What I liked:
1) How real the characters are. They are presented with flaws, or make mistakes, and have quirks. The characters are varied, Hobb introduces you to a fairly large cast, but she has made it easy to like and get to know each one.

2) Hobb has a gift for creating a new and vividly real world. You get to see life in a city nestled high in the canopy of the rain forest. The life of another city nestled on dry land, and then the life in cities excavating ancient cities below them. We see the brilliant idea of a “living ship” and witness life aboard a river barge. She takes you into a dragon’s point of view. You feel the exhaustion from a serpent migration, the taste of mud as she built an encasement, and then the exhausting hunger as she emerged to a new life as a dragon. There are social rules, history, and culture that effect and add contrast to this story.

3) I like how the author kept me guessing about which of the keepers Thymara might eventually have a romantic connection to. How she see’s each of her three prospects differently. Feeling jealousy over one, comfort from another, and strange desire from one she doesn’t really like. It was a wonderful way to mix both plot and characterization into the unfolding action of the book.

What I did not like:
1) No more back-stories Ms. Hobb. Cease and desist from writing anymore sad childhood memories, and recollections from the past. These would have had more impact if used sparingly. The dragons memories were needed to provide understanding of this world. Alise’s established her character, and Leftrin’s successfully added drama by way of hidden secrets. However the rest could have been edited out. Sedric’s was especially annoying, where it was placed in the book made the story drag, read as redundant, and provided little to no new information. I just don’t know why the author thought it was needed because I felt she did well establishing Sedric and Hest in a devoted relationship. I was hoping for more drama when their big secret was revealed. While these memories told us for certain our suspicions were correct, they told us nothing more we did not already know. I would rather have the depth of the Hest/Sedric relationship confirmed in a scene between Sedric and Alise. I also think every scene from Hest’s point of view could have been eliminated. He would have been a better bad guy without them, and the drama of Alise’s failed marriage would have increased.

2) Did I mention redundancy? If I didn’t, or if you the reader are not keeping up let me mention it again, there’s redundancy in the book. Yes this is a fantasy fiction book and many authors build redundant descriptions into the narrative to teach the audience about this fictional place. However in this book, some of these character and place establishing lead in’s went from annoying to insulting. I wondered about it after awhile. Were these remnants of an old outline that never got cleaned up in the editing process? Did some suggest Hobb restate these basic facts over and over again? Does she really think her target market has this low of an IQ? I would read these and hear myself grumbling, “No kidding, we’re 300 pages in.”

3) The ending was a disappointment. Not only was the main plot not resolved, but none of sub plots were either. The ending of this book is not an ending. This ending was not even something I would classify as a cliffhanger. To me the book just stops mid story, as if the author was only allocated so many words by her publisher, or this was the best place to stop according to her editor. This did not throw me too much. I have the next two books in my pile of “to-read’s” at home. However I caution anyone who needs resolution from their books, to have the next book on hand.
This first volume was rather slow. It didn't have an exciting edge or enough stimulation. I have read other works of Robin Hobb (Fool's Fate series and Assassin's Apprentice) which drew in the reader through our common humanity. I had a harder time keeping my mind focused on this one.
Perhaps, I didn't have an instant identification with the dragons. Although, I was glad to see the author tackling a women's "place" during that time and the hidden nature of same sex relationships. Frankly, at the end I debated whether to continue the series. However, I relented since my familiarity with Hobbs's writing style encouraged me to take a chance. Let me tell you. I was glad I did.

Whatever my gripes about this first novel was erased by the rest of the series. Now, this is the imaginative author who can engage
the reader's attention speaking through human characters with flaws and all. And yes. The dragons due become part of your psyche.
Usually, it's the first book that strikes a chord. It didn't work for me this way. Nevertheless, I would wholeheartedly recommend the
the rest of this series. It will not disappoint.
White gold
I am continuing on with the Robin Hobb stories from the Realm of the Elderings series. I have read the Farseer, Liveship and Tawny Man trilogies and enjoyed them all. As for this book, and the beginning of the Rain Wilds Chronicles, so far I am mixed. I trust Robin Hobb and still think this is going to be a great read, but the writing is a lot more childish so far to start this series. That may be because the dragon keepers are mostly children and the dragon themselves start as younger, not fully developed dragons or dragon minds. If that is the case, and as the series goes on the writing gets a little more advanced as the characters grow, then I know I will love this series as I have all the others. That is my one and only complaint so far. But as a Hobb reader, I am very interested in the Rain Wilds and learning more about the area in this series.
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