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==Editions==
 
==Editions==
* UK and Australia hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]]. Dustjacket price £ 20.00 HarperCollins UK website also lists a "signed limited edition", a hardback with ISBN 9780007345595 published 3rd of September 2009 but this doesn't seem to exist.
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The US editions print the title as "Dragon Keeper" and the UK editions as "The Dragon Keeper".
* Australian trade paperback 1st of July 2009 with the UK cover and ISBN 9780007273768.
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* A UK hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager the 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by [[Jackie Morris]].  
* UK audio book by HarperCollins, unabridged edition 1st of July 2009, narrated by [[Saskia Butler]]. ISBN 9780007317097.
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**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.
* UK paperback edition by HarperVoyager 4th of March 2010. There seem to be two different sizes with two ISBNs:
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* An Australian/New Zealand trade paperback the 1st of July 2009 with ISBN 9780007273768.
**  ISBN 9780007342594 (19.4 x 12.8 x 4 cm) - seen in a bookstore
 
** ISBN 9780007273751 (17.6 x 11.2 x 3.8 cm) - unconfirmed, if you have this, please leave a note!
 
  
The US editions print the title as "Dragon Keeper" without the definite article.
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* A US hardcover edition by HarperCollins/Eos January the 26th 2010 with ISBN 0061561622 (or 9780061561627 ?). Cover art by [[Steve Stone]].
* at least some of the US ARC/proof copies of this book were send out tied with a leather string with a tiny dragon charm attached to it. The US covers went through some major font changes before publishing, whether any actual copies with the red and white "fantasy font" exists is not certain .
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** 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.
* US hardcover edition by HarperCollins/Eos January 26th 2010 with ISBN 0061561622. Cover art by [[Steve Stone]].
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* A US mass market paperback by HarperVoyager in January/February 2011 with ISBN 9780061561658.
* US audio book by Tantor media, unabridged edition 26th of January, narrated by [[Anne Flosnik]]. ISBN 9781400113330.
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* US mass market paperback by Eos January 25th 2011 with ISBN 9780061561658
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* A UK paperback edition by HarperVoyager the 4th of March 2010 with ISBN 9780007342594 and another with ISBN 9780007273751 (assuming these are mass market and trade paperbacks).
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* A paperback edition in 2012 by Harper Voyager with ISBN 9780061561658.
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* A Kindle edition from Harper Voyager the 8th of May 2012 with ASIN B003GFIW10.
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* An unabridged UK audio book by HarperCollins, the 1st of July 2009, narrated by [[Saskia Butler]]. ISBN 9780007317097. Length 17 hours 3 minutes.  
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* An unabridged US audio book by Tantor media, the 26th of January 2010, narrated by [[Anne Flosnik]]. ISBN 9781400113330. Length 21 hours.
  
 
===Covers===
 
===Covers===
 
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Image:Us-dk-final.jpg|US cover draft
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Image:Us-dragonkeeper-arc.jpg|US ARC
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Image:Us-pb-dragonkeeper.jpg|US paperback
 
Image:61ae-uAzmHL. SS500 .jpg|UK audio book
 
Image:61ae-uAzmHL. SS500 .jpg|UK audio book
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Image:US-dragonkeeper-audio.jpeg|US audio book
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** ''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.
 
** ''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.
 
** ''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.
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* A 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.
 
* A German translation ''Drachenhüter'' in March 2012 from Heyne with ISBN 9783453529182. Translated by Simon Weinert.
 
* 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.
 
* An Italian translation ''Il Custode del Drago'' by Fanucci the 22nd of April 2010 with ISBN 9788834715895. Translated by Gabriele Giorgi.
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Image:Fr-dk-2-loisirs.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides''
 
Image:Fr-dk-2-loisirs.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides''
 
Image:Fr-dk-2-jailu.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides'' (2012)
 
Image:Fr-dk-2-jailu.jpg|French ''Les eaux acides'' (2012)
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Image:Fr-dk-combined.jpg|French ''Dragons et serpents'' & ''Les eaux acides''
 
Image:De-dragonkeeper.jpg|German, ''Drachenhüter''
 
Image:De-dragonkeeper.jpg|German, ''Drachenhüter''
 
Image:IIscustode.jpg|Italian, ''Il Custode del Drago''
 
Image:IIscustode.jpg|Italian, ''Il Custode del Drago''
 
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</gallery>
  
==Notes and sources==
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==Related links==
* [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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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI9z1SuPIt4 Official book trailer for the Dragon Keeper]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3BqfG0qWgI The official book trailer for the Dragon Keeper]
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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]. (dead link?)
* [http://voyageruk.wordpress.com/dragon-keeper-exclusive-early-extract/ Extract at Voyager blog]
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* [http://voyageruk.wordpress.com/dragon-keeper-exclusive-early-extract/ Extract at the Voyager UK blog]
* [http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2009/06/excerpt-from-robin-hobbs-dragon-keeper.html Another extract]
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* [http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2009/06/excerpt-from-robin-hobbs-dragon-keeper.html Another extract at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist]
* [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=40208 Summary for the book and other details at HarperVoyager (UK)]
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* [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.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=1333_DragonKeeper US audio book sample and details at tantor.com]
 
* [http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061561627/Dragon_Keeper/index.aspx Summary for the book and other details at HarperCollins/Eos (US)]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 17:10, 5 July 2014

The cover for The Dragon Keeper UK hardcover edition, art by Jackie Morris.
The cover for the US hardcover edition of Dragon Keeper, art by Steve Stone.

The Dragon Keeper is part one of Rain Wild Chronicles. It was originally meant to be a standalone book. 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" and Dragon 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.

The story takes place in the Rain Wilds and Bingtown some time after the events in Ship of Magic and Fool's Fate. Like the Liveship Traders, the story is told in third person. The viewpoint characters are Thymara, Alise Kincarron, Sisarqua/Sintara, Leftrin and Sedric Meldar. Notes sent between two Keepers of the Birds, Erek and Detozi are set between each chapter of the book.

Dedication

To the memory of Spot and Smokey,
Brownie-butt and Rainbow, Rag-bag and Sinbad.
Fine pigeons, one and all.

Editions

The US editions print the title as "Dragon Keeper" and the UK editions as "The Dragon Keeper".

  • A UK hardcover edition published by HarperVoyager the 25th of June 2009 with ISBN 9780007273744. Cover art by Jackie Morris.
    • 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 July 2009 with ISBN 9780007273768.
  • A US hardcover edition by HarperCollins/Eos January the 26th 2010 with ISBN 0061561622 (or 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.
  • A Kindle edition from Harper Voyager the 8th of May 2012 with ASIN B003GFIW10.

Covers

Translations

  • 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.
  • A 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.
  • 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.

International covers

Related links


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The Realm of the Elderlings

The Farseer trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice | Royal Assassin | Assassin's Quest

The Liveship Traders: Ship of Magic | The Mad Ship | Ship of Destiny

The Tawny Man: Fool's Errand | The Golden Fool | Fool's Fate

Rain Wild Chronicles: Dragon Keeper | Dragon Haven | City of Dragons | Blood of Dragons

Fitz and the Fool: Fool's AssassinFool's QuestAssassin's Fate

Novels: The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Short stories: Homecoming | The Inheritance | Cat's Meat | Words Like Coins | Blue Boots | Her Father's Sword