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Book Review: Blood of Dragon’s, By Robin Hobb (2013).

In the final novel of the Rain Wild Chronicles series, Robin Hobb has delivered an amazing ending. It may not be the ending many readers had hoped for. However, with many storyline incomplete but with a sense of finality all the same. A perfect way to allow room for future novels.

Many things happen in this book, though all, Sedric’s maturing and changing into a “good” person who isn’t influenced by an evil man determined to use him to his own ends. His relationship with Carson is one of friendship and honesty. The couple continue to grow stronger and as Carson teaches Sedric how to be more independent and able, it just seems to strengthen their relationship further. Finally Sedric is heard by someone, who actually cares about what is saying. He is held by gentleness and kindness. He is finally in a good place.

Another exciting storyline I enjoyed was that of Tintaglia’s fight to live. The book was impossible to put down at this stage, until I had found out what her fate would be. Even then it was difficult not to turn just one more page!

To my delight the story of Reyn, Malta, and Phron is also an incredible read. From birth, Phron struggles to live, and Malta and Reyn struggle along side their son looking to any means for help. This particular storyline is definitely one to tug at the heart strings.

One storyline that finds some kind of a justification and therefore ending is that of Alise and Hest. With Hest supposedly rescuing her and Sedric from some unfathomable fate, finally comes to a confrontation in front of all. This gives both Alise and Sedric the opportunity to tell Hest that they won’t let him continue to dominate them any longer. They wanted nothing to do with him. They face Hest together, Alise denouncing their marriage and Sedric proposing to testify on his unfaithfulness on her behalf. They have both suffered at his hand and now they had found lives away from Hest. Both had found love real love. And Hest learns that real love concours all. Not that it really matters once Kalo becomes up close and comfortable with Hest.

Finally, this book review just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Thymara, Rapskal and Tats. There has been an ongoing love triangle between the trio throughout this series, and has remained a central storyline. Admittedly, the path which they follow, is much different from what I first envisioned. Thymara endures a variety of dilemma’s and manages to concur them all. But I doubt she would have been able to endure the numerous test without the support of “support” or in some cases “force” that guides and influences Thymara’s ultimate decision, made of her own free will at her own chosen time. Perhaps the best man does get the girl after all!

Overall I have absolutely loved the final novel of the fantastic Rain wild Chronicles series. It has been an adventurous ride from the first and Dragon Blood is no exception. In fact I feel it has been the most compelling of all, causing endless chapters to be read until satisfied I had gotten enough information to be able to close the book. I highly recommend any book authored by Robin Hobb, to even those only remotely interested in the fantasy genre. A chapter in and anyone would be hooked. I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars.

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Posted in Fantasy Fiction

Book Ideas: A Little Hatred, by Joe Abercrombie (2019).

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The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta – socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union – plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another . . ..

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