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Kelsingra awaits for those brave enough to enter…

Return to the world of the Liveship Traders, and journey along the Rain Wild River, in the third instalment of high adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy.

Today sees publication of Robin Hobb’s fantastic new novel, City of Dragons ( buy a copy from Amazon now! (opens in new tab) ) By popular demand, Hobb has expanded the Rain Wild Chronicles, adding two new thrilling adventures to reveal what happens after the end of Dragon Haven .

We have five sets of the Rail Wild Chronicles, comprising The Dragon Keeper , Dragon Haven and City of Dragons to giveaway. To win answer the following REALLY, REALLY HARD question (opens in new tab) :

"In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons"
George RR Martin

"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

"Hobb is a remarkable storyteller "

"Robin Hobb writes achingly well "

New to the Rain Wind Chronicles? Then this handy synopsis might help:

The dragons and their keepers have discovered Kelsingra but so far only Heeby has succeeded in flying over the river to enter the fabled city. The other dragons, with their deformed wings and feeble muscles, are afraid to risk failure and humiliation.

But wondrous things await in Kelsingra, a city built for dragons and their Elderling keepers. Alise, overwhelmed by the treasures she finds there, records her finds for posterity. Once the rest of the world knows about the riches the city contains, nothing will ever be the same again.

Already, rumours of the city’s discovery have floated down the Rain Wild River and reached envious ears in Bingtown and beyond. Adventurers, pirates and fortune hunters are coming in droves to pillage what they can from the city. As is Hest Finbok, Alise’s husband…

Meanwhile, Selden Vestrit finds himself a prisoner of the ailing Duke of Chalced, who believes him to be some sort of dragon-man whose flesh and blood may work miracle cures.

Where is Tintaglia, the great sapphire-blue dragon, when all have such need of her? Has she really abandoned her belovedSelden and the fledgling dragons forever? Or will she too return to seek the wonders of Kelsingra?

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