Monday, April 21, 2014

Sanctuary by Rowena Cory Daniells (Outcast Chronicles: Book Three)

For over three hundred years, the mystics lived alongside the true-men, until King Charald laid siege to the mystic’s island city and exiled them. Imoshen, most powerful of the female mystics, was elected to lead her people into exile. She faces threats from within, from male mystics who think they would make a better leader. And her people face threats from true-men, who have confiscated their ships. They must set sail by the first day of winter. Those who are left behind will be executed.

Once they set sail, they face winter storms, hostile harbours and sea-raiders who know their ships are laden with treasure. Imoshen relies on the sea captain, Ardonyx, for advice, and Sorne, the half-blood mystic, who has lived among the true-men kingdoms of the Secluded Sea. But Imoshen knows the mystics can’t run for ever. They need somewhere to call home. They need... Sanctuary.

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Sanctuary by Rowena Cory Daniells (Outcast Chronicles: Book Three)
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| Author: Rowena Cory Daniells
| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| Content: Magical Gifts, Parallel World, Politics
| ISBN-10: 1781080151
| ISBN-13: 9781781080153
| Publisher: Solaris (August 28, 2012)
| Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
| Cover Artist: Clint Langley
| Rating: 4/5 Stars
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Sanctuary (The Outcast Chronicles, #3)

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If you want to know what my definition of true Epic Fantasy entails; this book/series is a prime example. Nothing is simple, there are no easy answers, and don't get too attached to the characters. There is no telling who will or will not survive.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb ~ Series Summary

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All 4 book covers of Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb
Dragon Keeper ~ Dragon Haven ~ City of Dragons ~ Blood of Dragons 
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Dragons, Dragons and more... Dragons! Add in a plethora of character-driven adventure, coming-of-age, romance, betrayal and survival stories and you get plenty of classic Robin Hobb.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (Rain Wilds Chronicles: Book One)

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Too much time has passed since the powerful dragon Tintaglia helped the people of the Trader cities stave off an invasion of their enemies. The Traders have forgotten their promises, weary of the labor and expense of tending earthbound dragons who were hatched weak and deformed. If neglected, the creatures will rampage—or die—so it is decreed that they must move farther upriver toward Kelsingra, the mythical homeland whose location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.

Thymara, an unschooled forest girl, and Alise, wife of an unloving and wealthy Trader, are among the disparate group entrusted with escorting the dragons to their new home. And on an extraordinary odyssey with no promise of return, many lessons will be learned—as dragons and tenders alike experience hardships, betrayals... and joys beyond their wildest imaginings.

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Book Cover of Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (Rain Wilds Chronicles: Book One)

| Author: Robin Hobb
| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| Content: Dragons, Coming-of-Age
| ISBN-10: 0061561657
| ISBN-13: 9780061561658
| Publisher: Harper Voyager; Reprint edition (September 25, 2012)
| Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
| Cover Art by Jackie Morris
| Source: Personal copy
| Rating: 4 Stars
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Dragon Keeper continues a storyline started in Robin Hobb's Liveship Trilogy. It asks the question, what happened to the remnants of the dragon population? The answer isn't pretty but it is a great setup for a story of survival against impossible odds.