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Start with Assassins Apprentice, a suggestion,
This review is from: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1) (Paperback)
I made the mistake of starting with The Dragon Keeper. Yes, it can stand on its own, but it is a part of a wider world. My suggestion to you is to start at the beginning, With the Assassin's Apprentice and read your way through the Assassin, Liveship Traders and The Tawny Man trilogies. It sounds like too much, but trust me, if you like the Rain Wilds, you will eventually read them all. So do yourself a favor and dive into Hobb's fantastic world where it begins. It is so worth it, as she weaves her stories masterfully and draws you in slowly but surely. I have never cared for the characters in a book so much, or understood them so thoroughly.
Try the Assassin's Apprentice, meet Nighteyes, sail the Liveships and discover what the Sea serpents are trying to remember, free Icefyre and then come to the Rain Wild River. It is a journey worth taking.