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'''Dragon Keeper''' is an upcoming book by Robin Hobb, set to happen in the [[Rain Wilds]] after the events of [[Fool's Fate]].
 
'''Dragon Keeper''' is an upcoming book by Robin Hobb, set to happen in the [[Rain Wilds]] after the events of [[Fool's Fate]].
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This will be a single book, but since the story got longer than anticipated, it will be published in two volumes. It is not a direct continuation of the the [[Liveship Traders trilogy]]. 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.
  
Return to the Rain Wilds was confirmed at
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=The Rain Wild Chronicles - Dragon Keeper=
[http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-robin-hobb-interview.html Pat's Fantasy Hotlist interview.]
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This will be the first volume of the book.
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==Editions and translations==
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* UK hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of  June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744 and cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]
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* an audio book edition, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition 1 July 2009 with  ISBN 9780007317097
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* US hardcover edition in January 2010
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* a Dutch translation titled ''Drakenhoeder'' by Luitingh scheduled for September 2009
  
According to [http://www.uksfbooknews.net/2007/07/23/robin-hobb-on-the-conclusion-of-her-soldier-son-trilogy UK SF Book News interview] this will be a single book.
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==Notes and sources==
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* [http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-robin-hobb-interview.html Pat's Fantasy Hotlist interview.]
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* [http://www.uksfbooknews.net/2007/07/23/robin-hobb-on-the-conclusion-of-her-soldier-son-trilogy UK SF Book News interview]  
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* [http://webnews.sff.net/read?cmd=read&group=sff.people.robin-hobb&artnum=34395 Robin's Newsgroup]
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* [http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=164960599&blogID=421617201 Drafts 6 and 7 of the book's prologue at Robin's Myspace blog].
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* [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=40208 Summary for the book and other details at the publisher's site]
  
Quote from UK SF Book News interview:
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Some sites like amazon.co.uk lists the following information for the first UK publication
"This is NOT a direct continuation of Liveships or anything like that. Readers will get some glimpses of characters they've seen before, but not a full fledged continuation of any character's story. I want to be very honest about that. It does take place chronologically after the events in Fool's Fate. And of course, things that happened in that book are going to affect things that happen in the Rain Wilds and Trehaug. That is how the world works."
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* Hardcover Publisher: HarperVoyager (1 July 2009) Language English ISBN 9780007290253
  
"I think I've decided that it will all be in third person, told by four view point characters." [http://webnews.sff.net/read?cmd=read&group=sff.people.robin-hobb&artnum=34395 Robin's Newsgroup]
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The second, as of yet untitled volume is scheduled to be published in April or May 2010 in US and UK.
  
Drafts 6 and 7 of the books prologue can be read from [http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=164960599&blogID=421617201 Robin's Myspace blog].
 
  
At the moment, the publishing information is a bit conflicted, amazon.co.uk lists both
 
* Hardcover Publisher: HarperVoyager (1 Jul 2009) Language English ISBN-10: 000729025X ISBN-13: 978-0007290253 and
 
* Hardcover Publisher: HarperVoyager (25 Jun 2009) Language English ISBN-10: 0007273746 ISBN-13: 978-0007273744
 
The first line is the original information, the second contains the same information as the HarperCollins site. We'll have to wait and see.
 
The US release date is scheduled for January 2010.
 
There will also be an audio book, Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition (1 Jul 2009) ISBN-10: 0007317093 ISBN-13: 978-0007317097
 
  
[http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=40208 Summary for the book and other details at the publisher's site]
 
  
Since the manuscript was longer than anticipated, the publishers have decided to split the book in two. Whether the title(s) and publication dates will change remains to be seem. [[Jackie Morris]] has reported she will be making the UK cover art.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:53, 29 March 2009

Dragon Keeper is an upcoming book by Robin Hobb, set to happen in the Rain Wilds after the events of Fool's Fate. This will be a single book, but since the story got longer than anticipated, it will be published in two volumes. It is not a direct continuation of the the Liveship Traders trilogy. 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 Rain Wild Chronicles - Dragon Keeper

This will be the first volume of the book.

Editions and translations

  • UK hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744 and cover art by Jackie Morris
  • an audio book edition, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition 1 July 2009 with ISBN 9780007317097
  • US hardcover edition in January 2010
  • a Dutch translation titled Drakenhoeder by Luitingh scheduled for September 2009

Notes and sources

Some sites like amazon.co.uk lists the following information for the first UK publication

The second, as of yet untitled volume is scheduled to be published in April or May 2010 in US and UK.