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message 1: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - added it

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Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb
Blood of Dragons (Rain Wild Chronicles, #4) by Robin Hobb
June 15, 2020.


message 2: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Has anybody started this yet? I'm planning to, either later today or tomorrow :)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments I'll make a start tonight! Was hoping to finish Starsight first but it's taking me longer than I thought.


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments I haven't started yet either! I hope to soon~


message 5: by Siobhan (last edited Jun 16, 2020 02:20PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments I read the prologue and first chapter. I should have gotten further but apparently I have zero concentration this week! 😔

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Anni | 5020 comments Siobhan wrote: "I'll make a start tonight! Was hoping to finish Starsight first but it's taking me longer than I thought."

Haha , me too! I think I will still try to finish Starsight first ...


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Sir Anni wrote: "Siobhan wrote: "I'll make a start tonight! Was hoping to finish Starsight first but it's taking me longer than I thought."

Haha , me too! I think I will still try to finish Starsight first ..."


That's cool, Anni! We'll still be here when you're ready :)

I've read hardly anything this week! Need to get back on it.


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Siobhan wrote: "I read the prologue and first chapter. I should have gotten further but apparently I have zero concentration this week! 😔..."

I just started as well!
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Chapter 2
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Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Chapter 4~
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Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Siobhan wrote: "I read the prologue and first chapter. I should have gotten further but apparently I have zero concentration this week! 😔..."

I just started as well! ...."


Re chapter 2 - (view spoiler)


message 11: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Ugh, I completely forgot to comment here, sorry 😯

I'm up to chapter 12. I'm not enjoying it quite as much as book 3 so far, it feels a little slower again

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message 12: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Up to chapter 18:


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Katie Koloske | 1862 comments @Siobhan for Chapter 2. Oh my gosh, right???? So worried >_<

@Bea I'm sorry you're not liking this one as much. I thought with a new big bad it might be different you know?

I'm liking the slow character arcs, but that's just me ^^; It's like good ole downtime in D&D, lol


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Chapter 7 - (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Chapter 4~..."

Yeah, there's now quite a list of people I'd love to get eaten by dragons! 😅


message 16: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Finished now :)

I did end up liking it more in the second half. Not quite as good as book 3 imo. 3.5 stars probably.

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Katie Koloske | 1862 comments I'm glad it picked up in the end Bea! Funny thing is last night I just could not get into reading this one. So I was kinda skimming some chapters too, lol. So I know what you mean about parts slowing XP


message 18: by Katie (last edited Jun 25, 2020 07:44AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Chapter 10 had me fully excited upon the letter from our own very (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Chapter 10 had me fully excited ."

Chapter 10 (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments I really hope so Siobhan!!!

Chapter 13~
I'm still reading through this one...but I had to write here... (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Chapter 12 - (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Siobhan wrote: "Chapter 12 ..."

That's the connection between the series that we wanted ! (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Chapter 14
I'm so enraged right now !!! (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "I really hope so Siobhan!!!

Chapter 13~..."


I'm with you here Katie! (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Chapter 14
.."


Re chapter 14 (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Chapter 15 - (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Siobhan wrote: "Katie wrote: "Chapter 14
.."

Re chapter 14 ..."


Ohh! I think you're right about the dragon Siobhan! That would make sense if he was the keeper. Ugh. Despise (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Chapter 16 - YES! (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Chapter 18!! (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Siobhan wrote: "Chapter 16 - YES! .."

These were my thoughts exactly! I'm soooo proud of those two (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Bea wrote: "Finished now :)

I did end up liking it more in the second half. Not quite as good as book 3 imo. 3.5 stars probabl.."


Finished too! (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Siobhan wrote: "Chapter 16 - YES! .."
..."


Ugh yeah it made me sick to my stomach!


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Finished~~~
Oh my gosh. Chapter 18 was my favorite. We finally (view spoiler)

I agree with Bea and Siobhan in that the ending did seem a bit rushed. Hobb even skipped over the most important (view spoiler)

Even though that was the case I still greatly enjoyed this final book to the Rain Wilds series. It had such a grateful conclusion. (view spoiler)

Rapskal~(view spoiler)

Thymara~(view spoiler)

Alise~(view spoiler)

Selden~(view spoiler)

There are so many more characters to talk about, but I feel like those are the main ones that I enjoyed. lol. I'm really hoping we hear more of the dragons in the next series <3


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Katie wrote: "Finished~~~
Oh my gosh. Chapter 18 was my favorite. We finally [spoilers removed]

I agree with Bea and Siobhan in that the ending did seem a bit rushed. Hobb even skipped over the most important [..."


Totally agree, Katie!! Think I said pretty much the same as you.

Glad you enjoyed it too! :)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments @Siobhan~ Right? I pretty much agreed with you guys too ^~^

I'm glad I decided to read this series though. It wasn't as bad as everyone is saying. Sure it's not the strongest one. But there is still something about her writing that I love <3


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments 100% glad I read it! I very much enjoyed it. And I'm super excited for all the connections we'll make in the last trilogy. :)


message 37: by Anni (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anni | 5020 comments Soooorry for not communicating at all 😟 I had some real trouble with my internet, so here's a rather short update for the whole book 🙈

Prologue (view spoiler)

Chapter 3 (view spoiler)

Re Chapter 7 (view spoiler)

Chapter 10 (view spoiler)

Re Chapter 12 (view spoiler)

Chapter 13 (view spoiler)

Chapter 14 (view spoiler)

Re Chapter 15 exactly what you said Siobhan :)

Chapter 16 (view spoiler)

Chapter 18 YES!!! 🙌 FINALLY!


message 38: by Anni (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anni | 5020 comments Katie wrote: "Finished~~~
Oh my gosh. Chapter 18 was my favorite. We finally [spoilers removed]

I agree with Bea and Siobhan in that the ending did seem a bit rushed. Hobb even skipped over the most important [..."



Really, really good summary Katie! I completely agree on Rapskal, Thymara and Alise. (view spoiler)

The end: As you all already pointed out the ending was pretty quick and a bit to rushed for my liking... (view spoiler)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Sir Anni wrote: "Katie wrote: "Finished~~~
Oh my gosh. Chapter 18 was my favorite. We finally [spoilers removed]

I agree with Bea and Siobhan in that the ending did seem a bit rushed. Hobb even skipped over the mo..."


(view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Aww, thanks Anni! Loved your chapter notes too ^~^ And oh my goodness I can't believe you called it! (view spoiler)

Yeah the love triangle stuff played a large point in the story, didn't it? But I did love the callbacks to the other series <3


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Anni | 5020 comments Katie wrote: "But I did love the callbacks to the other series <3"

That was my favorite part as well :) I'm so excited fot the last trilogy, even tho I don't want it to be over 😟


message 42: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Sir Anni wrote: "Katie wrote: "Finished~~~
Oh my gosh. Chapter 18 was my favorite. We finally [spoilers removed]

I agree with Bea and Siobhan in that the ending did seem a bit rushed. Hobb even skipped over the mo..."


Re Rapskal: yeah, it does feel a bit like a cheap solution, doesn't it?

Re love triangle: imo the series would have been better if all the teenage angst etc. hat been shortened a lot so it could have been only a trilogy.


message 43: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments So are we continuing with Fitz and the Fool next month?

Btw. I have such a first world problem...xD
My Mom owns the last trilogy in german, so I would not have to buy it. BUT the UK covers are gorgeous and I want to own all of the Elderling books myself. What to do???


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments Sir Anni wrote: "Katie wrote: "But I did love the callbacks to the other series

That was my favorite part as well :) I'm so excited fot the last trilogy, even tho I don't want it to be over 😟"


I don't want it to be over either >_<

Yupp We should be starting the new arc on August 15th Bea :D

Agree with you guys about the love triangle stuff. lol.


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments Bea wrote: "So are we continuing with Fitz and the Fool next month?

Btw. I have such a first world problem...xD
My Mom owns the last trilogy in german, so I would not have to buy it. BUT the UK covers are gor..."


Buy them! Buy them! Buy them! :D


Katie Koloske | 1862 comments I'm so jealous of those UK covers. Seriously XD


message 47: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Siobhan wrote: "Bea wrote: "So are we continuing with Fitz and the Fool next month?

Btw. I have such a first world problem...xD
My Mom owns the last trilogy in german, so I would not have to buy it. BUT the UK co..."


Idk...my birthday is next week but I already wished for a (more pricy) book and I wanted to use my birthday money for something else...ugh. I think I will start the first book and if I like the trilogy I'll definitely buy them! Maybe I'll get a giftcard for a bookshop that I can use, though :-D

Yes, the UK covers are so pretty! Especially if you have all of them (which I don't because I have the ugly mass markets for Liveship Traders and Assassin's Apprentice but I'm to stingy to exchange them for the pretty ones 0_0)


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7585 comments I have really mismatched covers! I feel the same though, I can't justify buying them again in the lovely new covers! 😅 Maybe I will start requesting them for birthdays though...


message 49: by Anni (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anni | 5020 comments Haha, my Hobb shelf is also also pretty mismatched :D I've got both Fitz and the Fool series in the old (and pretty ugly) german edition, with some very old US Hardcover of the second series additionally. The liveship I've only got on audio and the last two series are in very pretty UK Covers :)


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