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Dragon keeper, Robin Hobb

Label
Dragon keeper
Title
Dragon keeper
Statement of responsibility
Robin Hobb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dragon Keeper returns fans to Hobb's best-loved world, full of dragons, magical ships and unforgettable characters. Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive. People are changed by the Rain Wilds, subtly or otherwise. One such is Thymara. Born with black claws and other aberrations, she should have been exposed at birth. But her father saved her and her mother has never forgiven him. Like everyone else, Thymara is fascinated by the return of dragons: it is as if they symbolise the return of hope to their war-torn world. Leftrin, captain of the liveship Tarman, also has an interest in the hatching; as does Bingtown newlywed, Alise Finbok, who has made it her life's work to study all there is to know of dragons. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old. Stunted and deformed, they cannot fly; some seem witless and bestial. Soon, they become a danger and a burden to the Rain Wilders: something must be done. The dragons claim an ancestral memory of a fabled Elderling city far upriver: perhaps there the dragons will find their true home. But Kelsingra appears on no maps and they cannot get there on their own: a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them. To be a dragon keeper is a dangerous job: their charges are vicious and unpredictable, and there are many unknown perils on the journey to a city which may not even exist
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Cataloging source
SALS
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Hobb, Robin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Rain Wild chronicles
Series volume
Book 1
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Dragons
Target audience
adult
Label
Dragon keeper, Robin Hobb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057155776
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
553 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008154394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944163325
Label
Dragon keeper, Robin Hobb
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057155776
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
553 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008154394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944163325

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