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'''The 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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[[Image:DragonKeeperHBfront.jpg|thumb|The front cover for The Dragon Keeper UK hardcover edition by [[Jackie Morris]].]]
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.
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'''The Dragon Keeper''' is part one of the two-part Rain Wild Chronicles. It was originally written as just one book, titled "The Dragon Keeper" but it was so long that the publishers decided to split it (much like happened with [[The Reindeer People]] and [[Wolf's Brother]].) Part two is [[Dragon Haven]].
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It is not a direct continuation of the the [[Liveship Traders trilogy]] but it does take place in the [[Rain Wilds]] and [[Bingtown]] a short time after the events in [[Fool's Fate]].
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Like the Liveship books, the story is told in third person. There are four view point characters and we meet some old friends in passing.
  
[[Image:DragonKeeperHBfront.jpg|thumb|The front cover for The Dragon Keeper UK hardcover edition by [[Jackie Morris]].]]
 
  
 
[[Image:Dragon Keeper US.jpg|thumb|The front cover for The Dragon Keeper US hardcover edition by [[Steve Stone]].]]
 
[[Image:Dragon Keeper US.jpg|thumb|The front cover for The Dragon Keeper US hardcover edition by [[Steve Stone]].]]
  
 
==The Rain Wild Chronicles - The Dragon Keeper==
 
==The Rain Wild Chronicles - The Dragon Keeper==
This will be the first volume of the book.
 
 
===Editions and translations===
 
===Editions and translations===
* UK and Australian hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]
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* UK and Australian hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]. Dustjacket price £ 20.00
 
* Australian trade paperback with ISBN 9780007273768 1st of July 2009.
 
* Australian trade paperback with ISBN 9780007273768 1st of July 2009.
 
* an audio book edition read by [[Saskia Butler]], published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Unabridged edition 1 July 2009 with  ISBN 9780007317097
 
* 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  
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* US hardcover edition January 26th 2010 with ISBN 0061561622. Cover art by [[Steve Stone]].
 
* a Dutch translation titled ''Drakenhoeder'' by Luitingh scheduled for September 2009
 
* a Dutch translation titled ''Drakenhoeder'' by Luitingh scheduled for September 2009
 
==The Rain Wild Chronicles - Dragon Haven==
 
This will be the second volume of the book.
 
===Editions and translations===
 
* UK hardcover edition by HarperVoyager 4th of March 2010 with ISBN 9780007335817. 
 
* Australia and US editions in April or May of 2010
 
 
  
 
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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].  
 
* [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].  
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=40208 Summary for the book and other details at the publisher's site]
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=40208 Summary for the book and other details at the publisher's site]
* [http://webnews.sff.net/read?cmd=read&group=sff.people.robin-hobb&artnum=43920 Second volume]
 
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780007273768/Dragon_Keeper/index.aspx HarperCollins Australia trade paperback]
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780007273768/Dragon_Keeper/index.aspx HarperCollins Australia trade paperback]
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780007273744/Dragon_Keeper/index.aspx HarperCollins Australia hardcover]
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780007273744/Dragon_Keeper/index.aspx HarperCollins Australia hardcover]

Revision as of 18:39, 3 September 2009

The front cover for The Dragon Keeper UK hardcover edition by Jackie Morris.

The Dragon Keeper is part one of the two-part Rain Wild Chronicles. It was originally written as just one book, titled "The Dragon Keeper" but it was so long that the publishers decided to split it (much like happened with The Reindeer People and Wolf's Brother.) Part two is Dragon Haven.

It is not a direct continuation of the the Liveship Traders trilogy but it does take place in the Rain Wilds and Bingtown a short time after the events in Fool's Fate. Like the Liveship books, the story is told in third person. There are four view point characters and we meet some old friends in passing.


The front cover for The Dragon Keeper US hardcover edition by Steve Stone.

The Rain Wild Chronicles - The Dragon Keeper

Editions and translations

  • UK and Australian hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by Jackie Morris. Dustjacket price ¬£ 20.00
  • Australian trade paperback with ISBN 9780007273768 1st of July 2009.
  • 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. Cover art by Steve Stone.
  • 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