By Robin Hobb
New York Times bestselling writer Robin Hobb—“one of an important writers in 21st-century fantasy” (Contra Costa Times)—continues her mesmerizing fable saga of dragons and their keepers
City of Dragons
quantity 3 of the Rain Wilds Chronicles
as soon as, dragons governed the Rain Wilds, tended by means of privileged human servants often called Elderlings. yet a sequence of cataclysmic eruptions approximately drove those brilliant creatures to extinction. Born vulnerable and deformed, the final in their type had one desire for survival: to come back to their historical urban of Kelsingra. followed by means of a disparate group of untested younger keepers, the dragons launched into a harsh trip into the unknown alongside the poisonous Rain Wild River. struggling with hunger, a opposed weather, and treacherous enemies, dragons and people started to forge magical connections, bonds that experience wrought amazing ameliorations for all of them. And although Kelsingra is ultimately close to, their odyssey has basically started.
as a result swollen waters of the Rain Wild River, the misplaced urban could be reached basically via flight—a try of persistence and talent past the stunted dragons’ power. Venturing around the swift-running river in tiny boats, the dragon pupil Alise and a handful of keepers find a global a long way assorted from something they've got ever recognized or imagined. substantial, ornate buildings of black stone veined with silver and sensible stone statues line the silent, eerily empty streets. but what are the whispers they pay attention, the shadows of voices and bursts of sunshine that flutter and are long past? And why do they consider as though eyes are gazing them?
The dragons needs to plumb the depths in their ancestral stories to aid them take flight and liberate the secrets and techniques buried in Kelsingra. yet enemies pushed by means of greed and darkish wants are impending. Time is working out, not just for the dragons yet for his or her human keepers to boot.
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Eragon. A hard knot formed in his stomach as unfathomable sapphire eyes gazed back at him. For the first time he did not think of the dragon as an animal. It was something else, something . . different. He raced home, trying to escape the dragon. My dragon. Eragon. T EA FOR T WO R oran and Eragon parted at the outskirts of Carvahall. Eragon walked slowly to Brom’s house, engrossed in his thoughts. He stopped at the doorstep and raised his hand to knock. ” He whirled around. Behind him Brom leaned on a twisted staff embellished with strange carvings.
To solve this mystery. ” He proffered the stone. Horst chuckled. “No, you keep your strange rock. As for payment, Albriech plans to leave for Feinster next spring. He wants to become a master smith, and I’m going to need an assistant. ” Eragon bowed slightly, delighted. Horst had two sons, Albriech and Baldor, both of whom worked in his forge. Taking one’s place was a generous offer. “Again, thank you! ” He was glad that there was a way for him to pay Horst. His uncle would never accept charity.
As for payment, Albriech plans to leave for Feinster next spring. He wants to become a master smith, and I’m going to need an assistant. ” Eragon bowed slightly, delighted. Horst had two sons, Albriech and Baldor, both of whom worked in his forge. Taking one’s place was a generous offer. “Again, thank you! ” He was glad that there was a way for him to pay Horst. His uncle would never accept charity. Then Eragon remembered what his cousin had told him before he had left on the hunt. ” Eragon was slightly embarrassed.