Your audiobook is waiting…

Blood of Dragons

The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4
Narrated by: Avita Jay
Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The final instalment of Robin Hobb’s Sunday Times best-selling series The Rain Wild Chronicles.

Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.

If Tintaglia perishes, her ancestral memories will die with her. And the dragons in the ancient city of Kelsingra will lose the secret knowledge they need to survive. Their keepers immerse themselves in the dangerously addictive memory-stone records of the city in the hope of recovering the Elderling magic that once allowed humans and dragons to coexist. In doing so they risk losing their own identities, even their lives.

And danger threatens from beyond the city, too. For war is coming: war between dragonkind and those who would destroy them.

©2018 Robin Hobb (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons." (George R. R. Martin)

"Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination." (Conn Iggulden)

"Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers...what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics." (The Times)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-18

Pronouncing

This performance is much better than the previous version of this book which was so bad that I had to return it. However I have to point out that they are LIVE ships not liv ships.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-19

Another narrator change

Disappointed with 3 narrators in this series really makes it difficult to get into it.

The story is solid and brings it to a decent not great but decent conclusion.

This has been the weakest series so far in my opinion.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Colin A. Mcgee
  • Colin A. Mcgee
  • 08-12-19

Excellent pacy story. Holding your attention

My gripe was that the space interval between the end of chapters or when changing scenes was very quick. It needs to be lengthened ever so slightly to act as an unconscious nod to a chapter change.
My other grip is that I was enjoying this story so much I didn’t want it to finish. Really enjoyed it. My four star overall was because of the lack of being able to identify when a chapter ends or starts from the reading.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scoobysue
  • Scoobysue
  • 07-03-19

Brilliant story awful narrator

The narrator did all characters in one voice, so you could not tell when characters change d.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-19

Good story, sub par narration.

Good story let down by the narrator. Unfortunately seeming to get the tone of the conversation right and and allowing no pause at all between paragraphs/scenes.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ross
  • ross
  • 12-24-18

BRILLIANT STOREY BUT SHAME ON MARKETING

I HAVE ABSOLUTELY LOVED ALL OF THE BOOKS BASED ON THE 6 DUCHES RIGHT FROM THE START WITH FITZ AND THE FOOL TO END WITH BLOOD OF DRAGONS. I HAVE FOUND THE BOOKS TO BE ENGAGING AND FULL OF EXCITEMENT. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE I FEEL IS ON THE MARKETING OF THE BOOKS IT ALWAYS FELT WHEN A BOOK FINISHED IN THE SERIES IT WAS ABRUPTLY, AND DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ALMOST LIKE THEY WANTED TO GET ANOTHER BOOK INTO THE SERIES TO GET MORE MONEY. APART FROM THIS I HAVE ENJOYED THE WHOLE SERIES.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mcsok
  • mcsok
  • 11-27-18

Issues with the Editing of narration

As with all the audio books for the Elderling series the thing that annoys me the most is the lack of a sufficient pause between scene changes. When the story goes from one place to another it can be confusing. This is a problem with the editing and not the narrator.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sam Martin
  • Sam Martin
  • 09-22-18

Superb End to the saga!

While the narrator isnt as good as the previous book, the story is too good to let anything get in the way! A great end and a wonderful series.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Grant
  • Grant
  • 07-18-18

Lack of breaks spoils a good story!

A good story, well narrated, but spoiled due to the lack of breaks between chapters/sections, making continuity difficult at times. I am surprised at this, as modern editing ought to have picked this up.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-19

More Dragons than you can poke a stick at

Listened to the whole story going to and from work over many months. loved it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for samantha
  • samantha
  • 05-21-19

I need more

I wish so much that we're was more to this series very relatable and entertaining

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Siva
  • Siva
  • 05-06-19

epic series!

In classic Hobb style it was a marathon where character development took time and went deep. I must admit it was a slow starter but like most of her stories twisted and turned and delivered a fitting end. onto the next one !

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jean Franklin
  • Jean Franklin
  • 11-24-18

lovely story, good reading enjoyed listening to it

loved it good reading enjoyed listening to it. finding it difficult to find the next one in the series.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

Decent

Decent but uninspiring compared to Hobbs' other series. Rather predictable, too much teen angst, foreshadowing wasn't convincing. Setting is still mysterious and characterisation is effective, though very slow. The entire series could have been condensed into half the size or even smaller and still been effective

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wendi
  • Wendi
  • 10-28-18

Narrator's voice

I found Saskia Butler's voice not as easy to listen to as Avita Jay and Jacqui Crago.