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'''[[Image:DragonKeeperHBfront.jpg|thumb|The cover for The Dragon Keeper''' is an upcoming book UK hardcover and paperback editions, art by Robin Hobb, set to happen in the [[Rain WildsJackie Morris]].]] after the events of [[Fool's Fate]]Image:Dragon Keeper US.This will be a single book, but since jpg|thumb|The cover for the story got longer than anticipatedUS hardcover edition of Dragon Keeper, it will be published in two volumes. It is not a direct continuation of the the art by [[Liveship Traders trilogySteve Stone]]. We will see some glimpses of familiar characters, but the main story line will follow new characters and events. The story is told in third person and is told by four view point characters.]]
'''The Dragon Keeper''' is part one of [[Image:DragonKeeperHBfrontRain Wild Chronicles]]. It was originally meant to be a standalone book.jpg|thumb|The front cover for When the manuscript grew too large to be a single book, it was split into two parts that were then published as "The Dragon Keeper UK hardcover edition by " and [[Jackie MorrisDragon Haven]].A later sequel met with the same fate and was published as [[City of Dragons]]and [[Blood of Dragons]], making the chronicles a four volume series.<ref> Fantasy faction Robin Hobb interview</ref>
The story takes place in the [[Rain Wilds]] and [[Bingtown]] some time after the events in [Image:Dragon Keeper US[Ship of Destiny]] and [[Fool's Fate]].jpg|thumbLike the [[Liveship Traders trilogy|Liveship Traders]], the story is told in third person. The front cover for The Dragon viewpoint characters are [[Thymara]], [[Alise Kincarron]], [[Sisarqua]]/[[Sintara]], [[Leftrin]] and [[Sedric Meldar]]. Notes sent between two [[Keeper US hardcover edition by of the Birds|Keepers of the Birds]], [[Steve StoneErek]].and [[Detozi]]are set between each chapter of the book.
==The Rain Wild Chronicles - The Dragon KeeperDedication==This will be <poem style="border: 1px solid #999999; background-color: #cccccc; padding: 1em; font-style: italic; text-align: center; width: 25%;">To the first volume memory of the book. Spot and Smokey, ===Editions Brownie-butt and translations===* UK Rainbow, Rag-bag and Australian hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744Sinbad. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]* Australian trade paperback with ISBN 9780007273768 1st of July 2009Fine pigeons, one and all.* an audio book edition read by [[Saskia Butler]], published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition 1 July 2009 with ISBN 9780007317097* US hardcover edition January 26th 2010 with ISBN 0061561622 * a Dutch translation titled ''Drakenhoeder'' by Luitingh scheduled for September 2009</poem>
==The Rain Wild Chronicles - Dragon HavenEditions==This will be The US editions print the second volume of title as "Dragon Keeper" and the bookUK editions as "The Dragon Keeper".===Editions and translations===* A UK hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 4th the 25th of March 2010 June 2009 with ISBN 97800073358179780007273744. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]. * Australia and US editions in April or May *HarperCollins UK website also lists a "signed limited edition", a hardback with ISBN 9780007345595 published the 3rd of September 2009 but this doesn't seem to exist.* An Australian/New Zealand trade paperback the 1st of 2010July 2009 with ISBN 9780007273768.
* A US hardcover edition by HarperCollins/Eos January the 26th 2010 with ISBN 9780061561627. Cover art by [[Steve Stone]].
** At least some of the US Advance Reading Copies of this book were tied with a leather string with a tiny dragon charm attached to it. The ARCs sent out seem to have had more or less the final cover design with a tiny round "stamp" declaring them as ARCs. The cover design with red and white font seem to have been used in online marketing only.
* A US mass market paperback by HarperVoyager in January/February 2011 with ISBN 9780061561658. First printed with the Steve Stone cover, later reprints with the original Jackie Morris cover use the same ISBN.
----* A UK paperback edition by HarperVoyager the 4th of March 2010 with ISBN 9780007342594 and another with ISBN 9780007273751 (not sure whether these are the same edition or possibly trade and regular size).
Notes * A UK paperback and sourcesebook the 17th of December 2015 from Harper Voyager and ISBN 9780008154394, this is the edition with the new Jackie Morris cover art. * A Kindle edition from Harper Voyager the 8th of May 2012 with ASIN B003GFIW10. * An unabridged UK audio book by HarperCollins, the 1st of July 2009, narrated by [http[Saskia Butler]]. ISBN 9780007317097. Length 17 hours 3 minutes. * An unabridged US audio book by Tantor media, the 26th of January 2010, narrated by [[Anne Flosnik]]. ISBN 9781400113330. Length 21 hours. ===Covers===<gallery>Image:Us-dk-final.jpg|US cover draftImage:Us-dragonkeeper-arc.jpg|US ARCImage:Us-pb-dragonkeeper.jpg|US paperbackImage://fantasyhotlistUs-dk.pb.blogspotjpg|US paperback|UK paperback & ebook 2015Image:61ae-robinuAzmHL. SS500 .jpg|UK audio bookImage:US-hobbdragonkeeper-interviewaudio.html Patjpeg|US audio book</gallery> ==Translations==* A Chinese translation titled ''雨野原傳奇1:巨龍守護者''s by Fantasy Hotlist interviewFoundation in Taiwan the 4th of January 2018 with ISBN 9789869563451 (paperback). Translated by 李鐳, cover art by Jackie Morris.* A Czech translation ''Dračí strážce'' from Nakladatelství Fragment the 15th of November 2018 in hardcover with ISBN 9788025339312.* A Dutch translation titled ''Drakenhoeder'' by Luitingh the 11th of November 2009 with ISBN 9789024528769.* A French translation split into two parts ** ''Dragons et serpents'' from Pygmalion the 22nd of September 2010 with ISBN 9782756402871, cover by Steve Stone, translated by Arnaud Mousnier-Lompré. Also released as a kindle edition the 11th of October 2011 with ASIN B005Y14L2I. Reprinted the 9th of November 2011 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290032763 as well as by France Loisirs.** ''Les eaux acides'' from Pygmalion the 17th of November 2010 with ISBN 9782756402888, cover by Steve Stone, translated by Arnaud Mousnier-Lompré. Also released as a kindle edition the 21st of October 2011 with ASIN B005Y14L5K. Reprinted the 8th of January 2012 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290033135 as well as by France Loisirs.]* [httpA French combined volume of the above: ''Les Cités des Anciens : Coffret 2 volumes :Tome 1, Dragons et serpents ; Tome 2, Les Eaux acids'' from Pygmalion the 8th of October 2011 with ISBN 9782756405629. (Looks like this was a standalone edition//wwwcover.)* A French combined volume ''Les Cités des Anciens, L'intégrale 1'' from Pygmalion the 24th of September 2014 with ISBN 9782756411217 (The cover design of this one matches other recent Pygmalion combo volumes.)* A German translation ''Drachenhüter'' in March 2012 from Heyne with ISBN 9783453529182. Translated by Simon Weinert.* An Italian translation ''Il Custode del Drago'' by Fanucci the 22nd of April 2010 with ISBN 9788834715895. Translated by Gabriele Giorgi.* A Russian translation ''Хранитель драконов'', hardcover, in June 2012 with ISBN 9785699574230. ===International covers===<gallery>Image:Tw-dragonkeeper.jpg|Chinese, ''巨龍守護者''Cz-dragonkeeper.jpg|Czech, ''Dračí strážce''Image:9024528763.gif|Dutch, ''Drakenhoeder''Image:Dragonsetserpents.jpg|French ''Dragons et serpents'' (2010)Image:Leseauxacides.uksfbooknewsjpg|French ''Les eaux acides'' (2010)|French ''Dragons et serpents'' (2011)Image:Fr-dk-2-jailu.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides'' (2012)Image:Fr-dk-1-hobbloisirs.jpg|French ''Dragons et serpents'' Image:Fr-ondk-the2-conclusionloisirs.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides''Image:Fr-ofdk-hercombined.jpg|French ''Dragons et serpents'' & ''Les eaux acides''Image:fr-soldierdkcombo2ndtry.jpg|French ''Les Cités des Anciens, L'intégrale 1''Image:De-sondragonkeeper.jpg|German, ''Drachenhüter''Image:IIscustode.jpg|Italian, ''Il Custode del Drago''Image:Ru-trilogy UK SF Book News interview] dragonkeeper.jpeg|Russian, ''Хранитель драконов''</gallery> ==Related links==<references/>* [httphttps://webnewswww.sffyoutube.netcom/readwatch?cmdv=read&group=sff.people.robin-hobb&artnum=34395 Robin's NewsgroupyI9z1SuPIt4 Official book trailer for the Dragon Keeper]* [ Drafts 6 and 7 of the book's prologue at Robin's Myspace blog]. * [ Summary for the book and other details at the publisher's site]* [ link?cmd=read&group=sff.people.robin-hobb&artnum=43920 Second volume]* [ HarperCollins Australia trade paperback]* [ HarperCollins Australia hardcover])* [ Extract at the Voyager UK blog]* [ The official book trailer for the Dragon Keeper]* [ Another extract]*[ Dragon Haven on HarperCollins homepageat Pat's Fantasy Hotlist]
Some sites like lists the following information for the first UK publication
* Hardcover Publisher: HarperVoyager (1 July 2009) Language English ISBN 9780007290253
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