New York Times bestselling master fantasist Robin Hobb returns to the world of her Tawny Man trilogy with this first tale in a thrilling two-book miniseries that explores a world of dragons and men.
After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of
Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior
or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has
left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the
city’s leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the
young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and
destroy Cassarick. To avert catastrophe, the council rules to relocate
the young dragons to “a better location” up river, and residents are
recruited to escort the valuable yet fearsome creatures on the arduous
journey. Among them are Thymara, an unschooled Rain Wilds girl of
sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy, educated, and deeply unsatisfied Bingtown
Witnessed from the viewpoints of these two very different women, Dragon Keeper
tells the story of this disparate band of humans and dragons as they
make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River in
search of their new home—the ancient, long-lost city of Kelsingra. Download and start listening now!