Blood of Dragons : The Rain Wild Chronicles

  • by Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles
  • 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The final installment 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 co-exist. 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.


What the Critics Say

"In today’s crowded fantasy market, Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons." (George R. R. Martin)
"Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination" (Conn Iggulden)
"Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Good story, terrible narrator

What disappointed you about Blood of Dragons?

I Have read, or listened to, all the books by Robin Hobb uptil this one and she is one of my favorite fantasy writers. As an audiobook, this is a pain to get through. The narrator sounds like a newsreader on whiskey. With her voice all the characters sounds hoarse and angry and I believe this is not what Robin Hobb want to portrait. I recommend the book, but not as an audiobook.

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- Mari "Communication adviser. Know things about ID. Socialist, feminist, geek, gamer, ateist, lover of literature, films, pop-culture og politics."

Surprisingly poor.

What did you like best about Blood of Dragons? What did you like least?

Blood of Dragons finished the Rain Wild series in a most mediocre fashion. Dragons vs Chalced , hmm let me see whos gonna win...
Hess degenerated into a borderline retarded caricature of the character in the first book while all the reject keepers become cardboard placeholders.

Im sorry to give a Robin Hobb book such a poor score but this one is quite half arsed.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I was actually looking forward to see Thymara's fathers agricultural experiment in the trees but the author seems to have forgotten about the dude altogether.

How could the performance have been better?

This performance is bad! How can four books be narrated by 3 different people? Saskia Butler did best, the other 2 not so well. Changing narrators brings about different pronunciation of names which ruins continuity.

Could you see Blood of Dragons being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Er no.
Maybe a comedy adaption so bad its good?

Any additional comments?

It hurts me to be so harsh on an author I grew up with. This series started off good but degenerated into half arsery.

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- Hieng

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited