The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up
the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical
Elderling city of Kelsingra and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman,
its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests
for game with which to keep the dragons fed.
With them are
Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest
Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest’s amanuensis,
Bingtown dandy Sedric. Rivalries and romances are already threatening
to disrupt the band of explorers—but external forces may prove to be
even more dangerous.
Chalcedean merchants are keen to lay hands
on dragon blood and organs to turn them to medicines and profit. Their
traitor has infiltrated the expedition and will stop at nothing to
obtain the coveted body parts. And then there are the Rain Wilds
themselves: mysterious, unstable, and ever perilous, its mighty river
running with acid, its jungle impenetrable, and its waterways uncharted.
the expedition reach its destination unscathed? Does the city of
Kelsingra even exist? Only one thing is certain: the journey will leave
none of the dragons nor their human companions unchanged by the
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