Review: The Dragon Keeper

Written by Emmi - 3.0

I picked up this book after being dreadfully bored by Shaman's Crossing. There are definitely upsides and downsides to this book. I loved the ideas between sea serpents, dragons, and liveships, and the interconnection between them all. I found the story somewhat engrossing, and I wanted to know more, especially due to the odd pacing. The characters are conflicted, though several of them in the same way, but to which end, I do not know. They have interesting interactions, and I find Thymara to be particularly intriguing. However, there are incredibly odd things about it. The pacing, as I mentioned, is rather weird. You meet many of the characters all at once, only to skip ahead about 4 years without any real warning. The story bounces around with good flow but very little actually happens. This book serves to be more of an introduction to a greater story. It does it's job to create interest, without actually being particularly interesting in itself. All in all, it gives a very good feeling for the characters, though not much for actual story progression.
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About the Book :: The Dragon Keeper

Robin Hobb Release date: June 23, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Tags: dragons

Memories flickered in her mind, filling her with sadness. Memories of flight, of mating, of the hot sandy beaches where her ancestors had laid their eggs... 'Kelsingra,' she said softly. In her dreams she drank from Kelsingra's well and the silver ran through her veins, filling her heart with song and her mind with poetry.

In another life, a queen dragon preened herself, her silver-dripping muzzle spreading the fine sheen over her feathery scales. And then she spread ... (more)

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