Blood of Dragons Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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The final instalment of Robin Hobb’s Sunday Times best-selling series The Rain Wild Chronicles.
Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.
If Tintaglia perishes, her ancestral memories will die with her. And the dragons in the ancient city of Kelsingra will lose the secret knowledge they need to survive. Their keepers immerse themselves in the dangerously addictive memory-stone records of the city in the hope of recovering the Elderling magic that once allowed humans and dragons to coexist. In doing so they risk losing their own identities, even their lives.
And danger threatens from beyond the city, too. For war is coming: war between dragonkind and those who would destroy them.
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|Listening Length||19 hours and 38 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 June 2018|
|Publisher||HarperCollins Publishers Limited|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 1,160 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
8 in Military Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
16 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
19 in Dragon & Mythical Creatures Fantasy
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Some surprising twists, great linking into previous story lines from other books in the larger range of The Rainwilds series and story telling of vivid colour and fantastic lost world feel.
If you loved the other books in the series, you'll love this one too.
I have enjoyed the adventure up the Rain Wild River and the coming of age of the dragons, their keepers and all those surrounding them. At times the story did drag on, well that is how it felt for me, and found it surprising how quickly it was all concluded.
There were times when I felt that I may have been drowning in the story, or at least getting consumed by it, a little like how some of the characters found themselves being sucked into the memory stones.
A great read none the less, well worth the time and emotional input for all those who love fantasy.
Top reviews from other countries
I read the complete Liveship Traders Trilogy and really enjoyed this and decided to read the Rain Wild Chronicles, when I started to read this I was a little disappointed at first because the characters I had grown to know and love in the Liveship Trilogy were no longer the central point of the books but I persevered and was pleased that I did. I could not put the books down.
Robin Hobb writes with real magic and once you start to read you quickly get caught up in the books and the characters. I found myself laughing and crying and cheering when one thing I was waiting to happen finally did.
I am now reading the Assassin Trilogy and I have to say she has done it again.
Don't know what I will do once I have read all the books. It is rare to find an author that weaves a plot so well with such imagination.
A total failure in the series, which saw an increasing declining from book 1 to book 4..
Many things I've wanted to see develop in book 4, hoping the series will recover, yet it was all a disappointment,
Instead of developing on stronger things that we have been told in the previous books, we are introduced to a new element, which none of the previous tales even alluded at, and it keeps on dragging on with a dizzying head-hopping until I wished I never started reading it.
Sedric could have taken a lead role in the plot, developing the one good element of book 3, the relation with his dragon, who he tried to kill.. instead he is happy to have found "new love" and all the rest does not even matter.
Other reviews spoke of the end of one particular character as if we're wrong, well it pleased me it was just a shame that it didn't get a bit more attention and therefore a reaction from the characters. We do however get a slight revisit to some old Bingtown characters that draws the story to a nice close and yet again the story is left open to come back to.
It is also good to see all the trilogies come together in a sort of understanding that takes your mind back to key points from other stories. I hope that next we can see all the characters come together for a final ending that sees everyone together so they can all understand everything because at the moment it seems like the rain winders need some six duchies understanding of things!
Overall I think it's brilliant it's just a shame that the ending seems rushed and we don't get a final story for all the characters that play a major part in all the books. I have to say though it does seem to have the happy endings that many readers expressed was missing from other trilogies. I hope that we get to return!!!!