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Monday, May 17, 2010

'Dragon Haven’ Author at Boswell, Next Chapter

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Harry Potter may have brought mainstream America to greater awareness of magic, spells and wizardry, but J.K. Rowling isn’t the only author with a handle on the fantastical. Author Robin Hobb recently released Dragon Haven, the second work in the trilogy known as “The Rain Wild Chronicles.” Dragon Haven picks up the action where Hobb’s first release of the series, Dragon Keeper, left off. Dragon Haven is an enthralling tale of dragons and humans struggling to survive in the war-torn world of the Rain Wild River. With heroic courage and dashing boldness, characters such as Sedric, a man who drinks dragon blood, and Thymara, the clawed Rain Wild native, not to mention the story’s 15 dragons, are preternatural and mysterious, changing and developing throughout their adventures. Hobb, who also writes under the pen name Megan Lindholm, is the author of a number of fantasy works, including the best-selling “Farseer Trilogy.” Hobb will visit Boswell Book Co. on May 24 and Next Chapter Bookshop on May 25 to discuss Dragon Haven. Both events begin at 7 p.m.