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Blood of Dragons - Volume Four of the Rain Wilds Chronicles

Robin Hobb

Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. They were banished to a dangerous and grueling journey in search of their ancient dragon homeland, the lost city of Kelsingra, accompanied by a band of young and inexperienced human keepers, also deemed damaged and disposable. Against all odds they have found the fabled city, yet myriad challenges remain. Sintara, Mercor, Heeby, Relpda, and the rest of the dragons struggle to find their wings—and their independence. Their human escorts, too, must contend with unsettling upheaval: Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, Sedric, and the others are transforming into Elderlings—true dragon companions. As old rules give way to new alliances, secret fears, and adult desires, the keepers must redefine their lives as they attempt to reawaken Kelsingra to its former glory. But gaps in the dragons' memories leave them all struggling to recover the magic that once animated the great city. As the young Elderlings risk "memory walking" in the city's hidden history, an outside threat is growing. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter the dragons in an attempt to stave off his own demise. The tide of history is about to turn on a life-and-death battle that will ultimately decide the dragons' fate. If they win, the regal serpents will rule the world once more. And if they lose, they will vanish from the world forever.

Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. They were banished to a dangerous and grueling journey in search of their ancient dragon homeland, the lost city of Kelsingra, accompanied by a band of young and inexperienced human keepers, also deemed damaged and disposable. Against all odds they have found the fabled city, yet myriad challenges remain. Sintara, Mercor, Heeby, Relpda, and the rest of the dragons struggle to find their wings—and their independence. Their human escorts, too, must contend with unsettling upheaval: Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, Sedric, and the others are transforming into Elderlings—true dragon companions. As old rules give way to new alliances, secret fears, and adult desires, the keepers must redefine their lives as they attempt to reawaken Kelsingra to its former glory. But gaps in the dragons' memories leave them all struggling to recover the magic that once animated the great city. As the young Elderlings risk "memory walking" in the city's hidden history, an outside threat is growing. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter the dragons in an attempt to stave off his own demise. The tide of history is about to turn on a life-and-death battle that will ultimately decide the dragons' fate. If they win, the regal serpents will rule the world once more. And if they lose, they will vanish from the world forever.
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Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures. They were banished to a dangerous and grueling journey in search of their ancient dragon homeland, the lost city of Kelsingra, accompanied by a band of young and inexperienced human keepers, also deemed damaged and disposable. Against all odds they have found the fabled city, yet myriad challenges remain. Sintara, Mercor, Heeby, Relpda, and the rest of the dragons struggle to find their wings—and their independence. Their human escorts, too, must contend with unsettling upheaval: Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, Sedric, and the others are transforming into Elderlings—true dragon companions. As old rules give way to new alliances, secret fears, and adult desires, the keepers must redefine their lives as they attempt to reawaken Kelsingra to its former glory. But gaps in the dragons' memories leave them all struggling to recover the magic that once animated the great city. As the young Elderlings risk "memory walking" in the city's hidden history, an outside threat is growing. The Duke of Chalced has dispatched his forces to the Rain Wilds with a compelling mission: slaughter the dragons in an attempt to stave off his own demise. The tide of history is about to turn on a life-and-death battle that will ultimately decide the dragons' fate. If they win, the regal serpents will rule the world once more. And if they lose, they will vanish from the world forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

16h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

58:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

52:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

54:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

37:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

43:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

54:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

52:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

46:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

44:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

55:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

29:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:14