There is a shadow of a legend of a city, a fireside tale of a place where dragons and Elderlings once lived side by side in harmony and comfort. Kelsingra. To the final remnant of the dragon population and the human outcasts of the Rain Wild settlement, it seems a dream too good to be true.... read more
Ancient, half-starved, and weary, a lost generation of sea serpents returned to the Rain Wild River to coccon. Those who survived believed that, when they hatched in the spring, they woudl rise triumphantly as fully formed dragons. But they did not anticipate the heavy toll their long quest... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Ancient, half-starved, and weary, a lost generation of sea serpents returned to the Rain Wild River to coccon. Those who survived believed that, when they hatched in the spring, they woudl rise triumphantly as fully formed dragons. But they did not anticipate the heavy toll their long quest would extract. With the dawn of spring, the proud serpents emerged as half-formed beasts, unable to fly or hunt. To complete their humiliation, the cannot survive without the aid of humans - dragon keepers that provider for them, and eventually accompany them on a dangerous trek up the Rain Wild River.
But these dragon keepers are as malformed as their charges. Rejected by Rain Wild society, they have been dispatched on a dangerous expedition to rediscover the ancient Elderling city of Kelsingra, the lost haven for dragons and Elderlings alike. But no map exists to guide them, and the dragons find their ancient memories of little use in a land changed by generations of earthquakes and seismic chaos.
As the dragons, their keepers, and their supply barge forge their way deeper into uncharted wilderness, human and beast alike discover they are changing in mysterious and dangerous ways. Starvation, flash floods and predators will threaten them, but they soon learn that the most savage threats to survival come from with their own company...
“You do not believe he has kept his promises." "I have no proof he has broken them." "No. You are the only proof that he has broken something. You are broken.”Sintara/Skymaw and Alise
“Sometimes, do you find reasons to disdain people you haven't met yet, just so you can dislike them before they dislike you?”Alise
“We of the Rain Wilds do not have long lives. We have to seize our opportunities, or we have to recognize we cannot have them, and let them go by and seek out others. But a Rain Wild man cannot wait forever, unless he is willing to let his life go by him.”Bellin
If you don’t have a partner ready to put it on the line for you, to the last drop of blood in his body, well, then you’re a fool if you spread your legs.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
No hardship endured is a loss. Someone will learn from it. Someone profits from it.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
‘A bad end is just a new beginning. We’ve been there before.’Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
“It’s never fair, girl. So all you can do in this hard and unfair world is make sure you’re giving yourself and your baby the best shot you can at having a life. Get a true partner, one with guts. Or don’t get a child. It’s that simple.”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“A whore has the sense to get something for what she gives—money or presents. Something she can use to take care of herself. You just gave it away, girl.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
I sometimes think that age is based more on what you’ve done and what you remember than how old you are.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Had that been satisfaction with his life, he suddenly wondered, or simply hedonistic satiation?Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“You remember, when you think we’re just being cruel to you, that there’s a reason for the rules. The rules are to keep you from hurting yourself.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
THE SOLDIER SON TRILOGYHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“It’s what you are that matters, not what you’re not.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
2. Tricky Currents
3. First Kill
4. Blue Ink, Black Rain
5. White Flood
6. Decision Point
12. The Locket
18. Gone Astray
19. Mud and Wings
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