Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

I found this series at the book store last year. I was really interested in it at first glance because it was about dragons, their keepers, and the trials they face. I am always interested in fantasy like this. I kept my eye on them (because like most other bookworms, we have too many books already to read) and I held off till earlier this year.

Right from the beginning, I was sucked in. I won't go into detail, but the story was quite unlike any other dragon story I've read before. The author created their own kind of world and facts to go with it, all of which I found quite unique.

Now, from the synopsis on the back of the book, we are expecting certain things to happen in this book, but in fact, it's a bit misleading. The first 3/4 of the book is actually quite a bit of preparation for what the author has said will happen. It is so detailed that parts of the book feel like you are entering an entirely different story all together. By the end of the book all the parts come together though, and it ends almost on a complete cliffhanger. Thankfully, there are other books in the series ready and waiting to be read so you don't feel completely left wondering for long.

The writing was detailed and interesting. It was an engaging read that required your full attention less you miss out on some important details. This book isn't for the reader who likes fast paced action. Or the reader who prefers novels that only take a few hours to devour. Think of it more like Game of Thrones. It's a super detailed read. Well worth it though, but reader beware.

Recommendation: For the dragon lover, for the intense reader, for the lover of well written detailed stories. It was very worth it in my opinion.

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