I have two copies of Robin Hobb’s new novel, Dragon Keeper and I don’t need both of them. So I’m giving one of them away via Twitter or Facebook. In order to enter, leave a comment on Twitter using the hashtag #litesc or on Facebook under the status announcing it (it’ll be the second from the top). International entries are welcome and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, so you have until then to get your entries in. The copy will either be an ARC or Hardcover – I’m not sure which one I’m keeping yet. Comments left on this post will not count.
The Trader leadership fears that if it stops providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage—or die along the river’s acidic muddy banks. To avert catastrophe, the dragons decree a move even farther up the treacherous river to Kelsingra, their ancient, mythical homeland whose mysterious location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.
To ensure their safe passage, the Traders recruit a disparate group of young people to care for the damaged creatures and escort them to their new home. Among them is Thymara, an unschooled forest girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy Trader’s wife trapped in a loveless marriage, who attaches herself to the expedition as a dragon expert. The two women share a deep kinship with the dragons: Thymara can instinctively communicate with them, and Alise, captivated by their beauty and majesty, has devoted her life to studying them.
Embarking on an arduous journey that holds no promise of return, the band of humans and dragons must make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River—an extraordinary odyssey that will teach them lessons about themselves and one another, as they experience hardships, betrayals, and joys beyond their wildest dreams.