By Robin Hobb
“Robin Hobb is certainly one of our absolute best myth writers.”
New York Times bestselling writer Kevin J. Anderson
With Dragon Keeper, Robin Hobb, seriously acclaimed, New York Times bestselling “master fantasist” (Baltimore Sun), starts off a panoramic new sequence concerning the resurgence of dragons in a global that either wishes and fears them—the global Hobb’s readers so much lately visited in her immensely renowned “Tawny guy” trilogy. quantity one of many Rain Wilds Chronicles, Dragon Keeper is one more very good experience from the writer of The Soldier Son and Farseer Trilogies, confirming the Contra Costa Times of California’s overview of Hobb as “one of an important writers in twenty first century fantasy.”
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