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The Dragon Keeper

(2009)
(The first book in the Rain Wild Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in this standalone adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy. Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive. People are changed by the Rain Wilds, subtly or otherwise. One such is Thymara. Born with black claws and other aberrations, she should have been exposed at birth. But her father saved her and her mother has never forgiven him. Like everyone else, Thymara is fascinated by the return of dragons: it is as if they symbolise the return of hope to their war-torn world. Leftrin, captain of the liveship Tarman, also has an interest in the hatching; as does Bingtown newlywed, Alise Finbok, who has made it her life's work to study all there is to know of dragons. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old. Stunted and deformed, they cannot fly; some seem witless and bestial. Soon, they become a danger and a burden to the Rain Wilders: something must be done. The dragons claim an ancestral memory of a fabled Elderling city far upriver: perhaps there the dragons will find their true home. But Kelsingra appears on no maps and they cannot get there on their own: a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them. To be a dragon keeper is a dangerous job: their charges are vicious and unpredictable, and there are many unknown perils on the journey to a city which may not even exist...

Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-06-156162-2 / 978-0-06-156162-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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June 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-727374-6 / 978-0-00-727374-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-815439-2 / 978-0-00-815439-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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January 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-06-156165-7 / 978-0-06-156165-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-734259-4 / 978-0-00-734259-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-727375-4 / 978-0-00-727375-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rain Wild Chronicles (1) - Dragon Keeper
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-727376-2 / 978-0-00-727376-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2012 : UK Audio CD

Title: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-85735-594-5 / 978-0-85735-594-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 1-4001-1333-4 / 978-1-4001-1333-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 1-4001-4333-0 / 978-1-4001-4333-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 1-4001-6333-1 / 978-1-4001-6333-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Rain Wild Chronicles (1) - Dragon Keeper
Author(s): Robin Hobb
ISBN: 0-00-731709-3 / 978-0-00-731709-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 1): Volume One of the Rain Wilds Chronicles
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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June 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU