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Tuesday, May 01, 2012


I used the following quote years ago as part of a workshop presentation for the National Endowment for the Humanities and found it again on The Drawing Board blog.
"I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood  . . . .  But the world that contained even the imagination of F√°fnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril." -- J.R.R. Tolkien (from his essay "On Fairy-Stories")
I've just finished reading the first three books in Robin Hobb's Rain Wild Chronicles and the above quote is a perfect introduction to the series:  Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, and City of Dragons, which are part of my reading for Carl's Once Upon a Time challenge.


  1. sounds wonderful, jenclair. If they reflect the atmosphere from Tolkein at all I know i'll love them! Speaking of dragons, have you ever read the Naomi Novick series, His Majesty's Dragons? They're great.

  2. Anne - Hobb's books aren't really similar, but they are excellent. My very favorite is The Farseer trilogy.

    Yes, I've read and loved several of Novick's series. The first one in the series is my favorite as I loved the developing relationship!

  3. Thanks for writing this post, it reminded me to write about my own obsession with dragons. :)