The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb follows a group of dragons and the humans that keep them. The dragons are nearly extinct, but the humans work to defeat disease, adversity, mother nature, poachers and the government to keep the species going. The first three books, Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven and City of Dragons cultivate the characters and build suspense. And although Blood of Dragons is the final book in the series, it reads quickly, with plenty of back-story details to bring readers up to speed, so it can even be read as a standalone. Fantasy fans will also find the story finishes well...loose ends are neatly tied up and closure for all major characters is included.
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