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Blood of Dragons

The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4
Narrated by: Avita Jay
Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2018 Robin Hobb (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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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lovely story, good reading enjoyed listening to it

loved it good reading enjoyed listening to it. finding it difficult to find the next one in the series.

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Decent

Decent but uninspiring compared to Hobbs' other series. Rather predictable, too much teen angst, foreshadowing wasn't convincing. Setting is still mysterious and characterisation is effective, though very slow. The entire series could have been condensed into half the size or even smaller and still been effective

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I found Saskia Butler's voice not as easy to listen to as Avita Jay and Jacqui Crago.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2018

Pronouncing

This performance is much better than the previous version of this book which was so bad that I had to return it. However I have to point out that they are LIVE ships not liv ships.

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  • ross
  • 24-12-2018

BRILLIANT STOREY BUT SHAME ON MARKETING

I HAVE ABSOLUTELY LOVED ALL OF THE BOOKS BASED ON THE 6 DUCHES RIGHT FROM THE START WITH FITZ AND THE FOOL TO END WITH BLOOD OF DRAGONS. I HAVE FOUND THE BOOKS TO BE ENGAGING AND FULL OF EXCITEMENT. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE I FEEL IS ON THE MARKETING OF THE BOOKS IT ALWAYS FELT WHEN A BOOK FINISHED IN THE SERIES IT WAS ABRUPTLY, AND DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ALMOST LIKE THEY WANTED TO GET ANOTHER BOOK INTO THE SERIES TO GET MORE MONEY. APART FROM THIS I HAVE ENJOYED THE WHOLE SERIES.

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  • mcsok
  • 27-11-2018

Issues with the Editing of narration

As with all the audio books for the Elderling series the thing that annoys me the most is the lack of a sufficient pause between scene changes. When the story goes from one place to another it can be confusing. This is a problem with the editing and not the narrator.

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  • Sam Martin
  • 22-09-2018

Superb End to the saga!

While the narrator isnt as good as the previous book, the story is too good to let anything get in the way! A great end and a wonderful series.

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  • Grant
  • 18-07-2018

Lack of breaks spoils a good story!

A good story, well narrated, but spoiled due to the lack of breaks between chapters/sections, making continuity difficult at times. I am surprised at this, as modern editing ought to have picked this up.