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NW books: Dragons fight for their fate

Books of Seattle-area interest: “Blood of Dragons,” “And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake,” “Ravage” and “The Fellowship of Alien Detection.”

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“Blood of Dragons” by Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager, $27.99). Tacoma author Robin Hobb’s latest fantasy, “Blood of Dragons,” continues her Rain Wilds chronicles, the saga of a primitive world populated by dragons and humans living together. In this installment, the fate of the dragons depends on results of a life-or-death battle. If the dragons win, they will rule the world again. If they lose, they will vanish forever.

“And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake” by Elizabeth Boyle (AVON, $7.99). Daphne Dale is in search of a sensible gentleman. That is, until Lord Henry Seldon and his rakish charm turn the tables. This is the second novel in Boyle’s Rhymes with Love series. She lives in Seattle.

“Ravage” by Jeff Sampson (Balzer + Bray, $17.99). For ages 13 and up: The conclusion to the Deviants trilogy finds Emily, a werewolf, planning with her allies (including telekinetic cheerleaders) to destroy BioZenith — unless the body-snatching bad guys get them first. The author lives in Tukwila.

“The Fellowship of Alien Detection” by Kevin Emerson (HarperCollins, $16.99). For ages 10-13: Haley, an overachiever from Connecticut, and Dodger, a boy from Washington state who hears radio signals in his head, meet while they research aliens with a summer grant from a mysterious foundation. It turns out the aliens are real, they’re not exactly friendly, and they’re doing some research of their own. The author lives in Seattle.

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