Congratulations to Robin Hobb; the fourth and final book in her Rain Wilds Chronicles series was listed as one of RT Book Reviews most anticipated books of 2013! Blood of Dragons comes out on as a hardcover and as an e-book on 4/9/2013–but until then, here’s the low-down:
The dragons and their motley crew of keepers (who are slowly turning into elegant Elderlings) have finally found the long lost city of Kelsingra where the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive supposedly exist. But the legendary city is shrouded in secrets and ancient memories trapped in stone and the wells are no where to be found. In a desperate attempt to unlock the whereabouts of the wells the keepers risk “memory walking”—immersing oneself into the drug-like memories of long deceased Elderlings—to find clues necessary to their survival.
To make matters worse time is of the utmost importance because Tintaglia will not survive the wounds from her long sojourn to Kelsingra without silver. And if Tintaglia dies, she’ll take with her the ancient memories needed to survive and doom the group to extinction.
Sound exciting? It is! Critics are loving Blood of Dragons, and the entire Rain Wilds Chronicles:
“Hobb excels at telling big stories and juggling multiple story arcs. Fans of the author and of this series who eagerly await this installment will not be disappointed.” —Library Journal
“A deservedly popular author, an accomplished storyteller with an engaging and readable style.” —London Times on Dragon Haven
“Real-life resonance gives the story extra depth…Bring on the next installment.” —Kirkus Reviews on City of Dragons
To read the entire RT list, click here.