City of Dragons

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City of Dragons
City of Dragons (Robin Hobb novel).jpg
AuthorRobin Hobb
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesThe Rain Wild Chronicles
PublisherHarperVoyager (UK)
Publication date
September 2011 (NL)[1]
Media typePrint (hardback)
Preceded byDragon Haven 
Followed byBlood of Dragons 

City of Dragons is a fantasy novel by American writer Robin Hobb, the third book in The Rain Wild Chronicles. It was released in September 2011 and is a direct continuation of the previous novel: Dragon Haven.[2]

Plot summary[edit]


  • Alise Kincarron Finbok – one of the main protagonists, a self-taught scholar of dragons.
  • Thymara – one of the main protagonists, keeper to Sintara.
  • Sintara – one of the main protagonists, a blue dragon (Thymara's dragon).
  • Captain Leftrin – one of the main protagonists, Captain of the barge Tarman.
  • Sedric – one of the main protagonists, secretary to Hest Finbok, he is assigned to accompany Alise Finbok on her journey. Keeper of Relpda.
  • Tats – keeper of the dragon Fente, childhood friend of Thymara and a former slave.
  • Sylve – keeper of the dragon Mercor.
  • Rapskal – keeper of the dragon Heeby.

Minor Characters

  • Carson Lupskip – a hunter and an old friend of Leftrin's.
  • Davvie – a hunter (bowman) and nephew to Carson.
  • Ranculos – a scarlet, male dragon.
  • Sestican – an azure, male dragon, kept by Warken.
  • Mercor – a golden dragon, tended by Sylve. Implied to have previously been the sea serpent Maulkin.
  • Heeby – a small red dragon queen, tended by Rapskal.
  • Greft – eldest of the keepers, keeper to Kalo.
  • Jerd – keeper of the dragon Veras.
  • Fente – a green dragon queen with a nasty temperament, tended by Tats.
  • Veras – a dragon, tended by Jerd.
  • Arbuc – Alum's dragon.
  • Kalo – a blue-black male dragon, the largest of their clan, tended by Greft.
  • Spit – an unclaimed, stunted silver dragon with a wounded tail.
  • Relpda – a sickly copper dragon queen, tended by Sedric.
  • Kase – a dragon keeper, cousin to Boxter.
  • Boxter – a dragon keeper, cousin to Kase.
  • Alum – a dragon keeper to Arbuc.
  • Nortel – a dragon keeper; one of Greft's closest supporters.
  • Harrikin – a dragon keeper, foster brother to Lecter. He is the second oldest keeper at 20 years.
  • Lecter – a dragon keeper, foster brother to Harrikin.
  • Skelly – Deckhand on Tarman and niece of Leftrin.
  • Big Eider – Deckhand on Tarman.
  • Hennesey – Mate on Tarman.
  • Hest Finbok – Husband of Alise Finbok, a rich and important Bingtown trader.
  • Swarge – Tillerman of the barge Tarman.
  • Bellin – Wife to Swarge, a poleman on Tarman.
  • Tarman – A liveship river barge made from wizardwood.


  1. ^ "De Kronieken Van De Wilde Regenland / 3 Drakenstad".
  2. ^ Shawl, Nisi (18 February 2012). "Robin Hobb's 'City of Dragons': Trouble in the Rain Wilds". The Seattle Times.