Jul 9, 2009

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

It's nice to return to the 'Realm of the Elderlings' and continue the story of the dragon’s restoration into that world. I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to book two.

This book seems to take a similar route as the Soldier Son Trilogy and 'The Dragon Keeper' being book one sets up the main characters, their backgrounds and motivations and then ends as the 'Quest to find the Elderling city of Kelsingra' begins.

There are some compelling characters and a few nasty ones as well. A theme which runs through this book seems to be how the various female characters deal with and try to overcome the male bullies who have through various means manipulated their lives.

Not too gritty but sometimes a little disturbing.

Update: 17th July 2016
I've since read all four books in the Rain Wilds series, and enjoyed them all.  While interesting to see the Elderlings and Dragons restored to this world I didn't enjoy the characters as much as I enjoy the Fitz and the Fool, two characters who inhabit the same world but have several trilogy's dedicated to their story.

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Others in the series:

Dragon Haven
(The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2)
City of Dragons
(The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3)
Blood of Dragons
(The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4)

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