I have been a huge Robin Hobb fan for years, ever since I first read the Farseer Trilogy (which remains one of my favourite book series, along with the Tawny Man and the Liveship Traders trilogies). The Rain Wild Chronicles took awhile to get into, mainly because I had a lot of difficulty warming up to the characters at first, but it has really grown on me and I think that Blood of Dragons is the best in the series.
At first I was a bit confused about what was going on (it has been awhile since I read the last book City of Dragons) and there are a lot of character POV's to follow but I soon picked up the pace and was pulled back into the story. There are a lot of plot threads which makes writing this review a little difficult as I do not want to give away any spoilers. Suffice it to say that all the character arcs are resolved in a satisfying manner ****spoiler begins****I couldn't help but laugh at what happens to Hest - eaten by a dragon - couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow!****spoiler ends****. I also loved getting to see a little bit more of some of my favourite characters from the Liveship Traders trilogy, albeit briefly, and was happy with how things were left off for the characters that I have followed for the last four books.
Robin Hobb is one of my favourite authors and this book certainly did not disappoint. I eagerly anticipate any future stories that are on the horizon (hopefully very soon! ****spoiler begins****Fitz and the Fool - be still my heart! I am so exited that there is going to be another book focussing on them!****spoiler ends****).