The first book in a two part series set in a world populated with dragons, magical ships and unforgettable characters. Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, these are the first to make the perilous journey up the Rain Wild River to the cocooning grounds in generations. People are changed by the Rain Wilds. One such is Thymara. Born with black claws she is fascinated by the return of dragons. Leftrin, captain of the liveship Tarman, also has an interest in the hatching; as does Bingtown newlywed, Alise Finbok. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old. The dragons claim an ancestral memory of a fabled Elderling city far upriver. But Kelsingra appears on no maps and they cannot get there on their own – and there are many unknown perils on the journey to a city which may not even exist!
What the critics say:
'Hobb is a remarkable storyteller.' - Guardian
'Robin Hobb writes achingly well' - SFX
OCD 562 • 978-0-85735-594-2
|Playing time: 17hrs 45mins|