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Dragon Haven: Volume Two of the Rain Wilds Chronicles | Robin Hobb
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Dragon Keeper returns with a second enthralling tale of dragons and humans, adventure and discovery, love and freedom Centuries had passed since dragons last roamed the war-torn world of the Rain Wild River. But as peace once again settled upon the land, a lost generation of sea serpentsancient, half-starved, and wearyreturned to cocoon, certain that they would be reborn as the beautiful and powerful dragons of legend. But their arduous journey exacted a heavy toll, and the proud serpents emerged as sickly, half-formed beasts, unable to fly or hunt . . . or thrive. For years now they have been trapped on a swampy riverbank between forest and river, hungry and barely alive, reliant on humans to provide for them. With their survival at stake, fifteen dragonsamong them the wise golden Mercor, the haughty and dazzling silver-blue queen Sintara, and the delicate copper beauty Relpdahave set off on a dangerous trek into the unknown, up the Rain Wild River, in hopes of rediscovering the ancient Elderling city of Kelsingra, the lost haven for dragons and Elderlings alike. The dragons are accompanied by a disparate group of human keepers, rejects from Rain Wild society. They, too, yearn to find Kelsingra and create a home of their own, one in which they may make their own rules and decide their own fate. But is Kelsingra real or merely a fragment of a glorified past buried deep in the dragons' shared memories? No map exists to guide them, and the noble creatures find their ancient recollections of little use in a land changed by generations of flooding and seismic chaos. As the dragons, the humansincluding the strong and defiant Rain Wild girl Thymara; the wealthy dragon scholar and Trader's wife, Alise; and her companion, the urbane Sedricand their magical supply barge, captained by the gruff Leftrin, forge their way ever deeper into uncharted wilderness, human and beast alike discover they are changing in mysterious and dangerous ways. While the bonds between them solidify, starvation, flashfloods, and predators will imperil them all. But dragons and humans soon learn that the most savage threats come from within their own company . . . and not all of them may survive. Returning to the territory of her beloved Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb creates a lush and ultimately triumphant tale set in an imaginative world of magic and wonder as compelling and emotionally resonant as our own.
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I just hit the halfway point in this one! I am so in love with this story and these characters! 💕📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel #pickleschallenge

Lauram 😻😻😻😻 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Nice work!! 😁🐾 2mo
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Self care part 2. ( they‘re tall shelves and I couldn‘t get them in one photo!

SilversReviews LOVE your shelves. Looks GREAT!! ♥️ 4mo
vivastory Your shelves look amazing 🤩 4mo
wanderinglynn Love all the Robin Hobb books! 😍😍😍 4mo
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Mitch @wanderinglynn they‘re soooooo good! 4mo
Mitch @vivastory Thank you! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead 🥰🥰🥰🥰 4mo
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Characters are always Hobb's strong suite and it is true here as well. Strong second book. Dragons and keepers head up the river to try to find Kelsingra, a mythical city of dragons. Will they find it?

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This book captures the imagination so much so, that I found myself actually dreaming of dragons and the Rain Wilds.
I usually try to only read 1 Robin Hobb per month, in order to get to all the other books on my TBR. But lately, every time I finish one I find myself picking up the next one in the series. The others will just have to wait, I‘m fully immersed in this world and I don‘t want to leave!

TrishB Brilliant books😁 11mo
LazyOwl The Elderlings series is some of my all time favourite books. Glad you're enjoying 11mo
wanderinglynn Love Robin Hobb! And you pup is adorable! Those ears! ❤️🐶 11mo
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Dear Robin Hobb, thank you once again for writing a story I can truly get caught up in. I don‘t usually like fantasy that features a heavy dose of dragons, yet here I am loving every page of your dragon-filled Rain Wilds Chronicles. I think I may even like the dragons more than the human characters 🐉 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

VeganCleopatra My husband has read all of these books as well and I realize I've never considered doing so myself. Perhaps I should change that. 2y
TrishB I love the Dragons 🐉❤️ 2y
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Same book as yesterday, different mug. After a long day of work, and helping my daughter get ready for her first day back at school tomorrow (she‘ll be doing 50% in class and 50% home learning), I‘ve finally been reunited with my book.

I was hoping to share pics of the birthday books I ordered for myself (today is my birthday 🥳), but Canada Post is slow, so I don‘t have them yet 😕

AlaMich Happy Birthday!!🎂🎊 2y
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎁🎈 2y
rabbitprincess Happy birthday! I hope your daughter‘s first day back went OK. 2y
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vivastory Happy Birthday 🎂📚🎉🎈 2y
Ruthiella 🎶 Reunited and it feels so good.. 🎵 😀 Happy Birthday! 🥳 2y
KVanRead Just seeing this now, but it‘s still your birthday out here in California, so Happy Birthday to you! 🎂 🎁 🎉🎈 2y
VeganCleopatra Happy birthday! I'm really curious why half in school and half online? What did they decide needed to be in person? 2y
LeahBergen It‘s your birthday??? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend!! 😘📚😘📚 2y
MsMelissa @VeganCleopatra she‘s in high school, going in-person only 50% of the time means only half the student population is in the school at any one time. None of her classes will be more than 15 people. The elementary and middle schools are all back in-person, full-time. It‘s only high school that is half in class/half at home. 2y
VeganCleopatra Aaah, I see. Thanks for the clarification! 2y
BiblioLitten A little late but a very happy birthday to you! 🎉🎂💕 2y
janeycanuck Happy belated birthday! Are you a Queen‘s alum? 2y
MsMelissa @janeycanuck thank you, and yes, I am. Undergrad (political studies) and grad studies (public admin). Are you also an alum? 2y
janeycanuck @Book_Fiend_Melissa yup, commerce. The MPA is such an interesting program! I spent a season recruiting for a Queen‘s and lost count of the number of times I tried to explain to a high schooler that based on what they wanted to do, an MPA was a smarter option than a law degree. 2y
MsMelissa @janeycanuck Awesome! When were you there? I‘m BAH 98 and MPA 00. I‘m also a Herstmonceux alum, having attended in my 3rd year (best experience of my studies). Funny you mention about MPA and law, as those were the two programs I was deciding between, ultimately choosing the MPA because I really had only thought about law because other than grad school what else does someone with a Political Studies degree do 😂 2y
janeycanuck COMM 05, so a bit after you. I desperately wanted to go to Herstmonceux but I didn‘t have the funds, it‘s my biggest regret from school 😕. So many people think law is the only option for a poli sci degree. Kids would say “I want to work in gov‘t” and I‘d be all “yeah, you want an MPA” 2y
MsMelissa @janeycanuck it‘s still a surprisingly uncommon degree, even within gov‘t. I actually think there are more MBAs than MPAs, which I think is weird unless someone has come from the private sector or is planning to go into it — neither of which this is common in my 20+ years. Most public servants are in it for their entire careers. 2y
MsMelissa @janeycanuck as for Herstmonceux, I‘m sorry you didn‘t get to go 🙁. It was very expensive! One semester was the same cost as a full year, plus I still had to pay for my semester in Kingston. And living and travelling within the UK and Europe wasn‘t cheap. I was very lucky that one set of my grandparents paid for my time at the Castle. I returned home only a few days after finishing my exams, and was at my summer job less than 48hrs later. 2y
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I wish every author had the ability to draw me into their stories the way that Robin Hobb does. She‘s a master storyteller.

Hey @TrishB I‘ve read that the Rain Wilds books should be read prior to reading the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Is this true?

Aims42 I love your coffee mug, that is so cute!! 2y
Cathythoughts So good when an author can draw you in like that .... Reading is a pleasure then ✨ 2y
Cathythoughts I love it when this happens ❤️ (edited) 2y
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vivastory I'm going to be starting Shadow King tomorrow. I'll tag you with my thoughts 👍 2y
MsMelissa @vivastory I read the prologue last night, but won‘t get to the main book until I finish this one. I read more slowly during the week (damn work) so I might not be joining you for a few more days. 2y
vivastory No worries. I feel you about work. It always kills the reading streak I get going over the weekend. 2y
TrishB I think for completeness you probably do! 2y
MsMelissa @TrishB ok, I won‘t start the Fitz and the Fool trilogy until I finish this one. I must say I‘m becoming a little too attached to the dragons in this series! 🐉 2y
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As good as the first 📖😋🙌🏽

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Fantastic as always. Why did I delay so long?

@DivaDiane I took your advice to heart! 😁

Schnoebs Idk if it‘s just me but I‘m so confused my here be dragons prompt. Is it just something with dragons in it? 4y
DuckOfDoom @Schnoebs yes! It is a reference to early mapmaking where there are assumed dragons or monsters in uncharted territory. Fantasy maps have adopted this as 'here be dragons' or'here be monsters' 4y
Schnoebs That‘s what I thought but I wasn‘t sure 😂 4y
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I love how Hobb can take a book about dragons and make it about so much more! In this second book we follow the dragons and their keepers on their quest to find a place to be. But Hobb also deals with the fragile male ego, gender stereotypes, sexuality, physically and mentally abusive relationship. I‘m in awe of how she writes complex and nuanced female characters, and how she manages to be political while still writing a great story!

BarbaraBB You almost convince me. It‘s just... the typography... 😫 (edited) 4y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB you don‘t like it? 😄 there are the American covers, but they really aren‘t great 😂 4y
BarbaraBB That gothic font... the main reason why I wouldn‘t look twice at these books. Maybe I should look for the US edition! (edited) 4y
GatheringBooks i looooove books about dragons - overall design (typography/layout of the covers) is astounding 4y
Kalalalatja @GatheringBooks you might like this series then, but since it is the fourth series in Hobb‘ Realm of the Elderlings “saga” I would recommend reading some of the previous series, at least The Liveship Traders trilogy, since this is a continuation of that trilogy 👍 4y
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Finished this book tonight. Took me a while to get through it as I've been very busy lately. Robin Hobb weaves stories with such incredible character development. This volume wrapped up nicely what I felt was left hanging in the first book.


laurieluna Never seen this cover before! 😍 4y
speljamr @miralunasbooknook I got this edition a long time ago from the Science Fiction Book Club. 4y
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I‘m all set for my weekend home alone. I got my stack of books (almost finished with book two!), a big bowl of candy and everything I need to make iced coffee after iced coffee 👌


CareBear Looks heavenly!! 4y
Matchkim I‘m jealous! 4y
Zelma Looks amazing. I need to set myself up the same way this weekend! 4y
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introvertedbooks Those books are beautiful! 4y
TrishB Enjoy 💕 4y
BarbaraBB Looks perfect. You‘ve almost halfway already! 4y
laurieluna Perfect weekend! 💕 4y
ephemeralwaltz 😋😋😋😋 4y
tammysue Sounds heavenly! 💕 4y
Sophoclessweetheart Weekend goals girl 🖤🖤 4y
JennyM You are set! 4y
staci.reads Perfection 4y
Kalalalatja @CareBear @Matchkim @Zelma @introvertedbooks @TrishB @BarbaraBB @miralunasbooknook @ephemeralwaltz @whatshesreadingnow @Sorceryandswords @JennyM @staci.reads just finished book two, and I‘m enjoying myself so much that I might have to read past my bedtime. Good thing I don‘t have that many plans tomorrow 😅 4y
BarbaraBB Love it that you‘re enjoying yourself so much! Never mind bedtimes 😀😘 4y
mabell That is a big bowl of candy! 😆😍 4y
laundry_piles Oooo that sounds lovely! #goals 4y
Kalalalatja @mabell I was a bit afraid I would eat it all in one evening but I showed restraint 😄😄 4y
Kalalalatja @laundry_piles I‘m having the best time! 4y
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I‘m all set for some lovely and warm outdoors reading today 👌🌞


Mitch So jealous of your week! Book 2 already! 4y
Kalalalatja @Mitch I just can‘t stop reading! 4y
Mitch Enjoy every word! 💕 4y
ferskner Whoa, I need a cushion for outdoor reading! 4y
Kalalalatja @ferskner it is only a seat cushion from our balcony chairs, I just like to have something under my head 👍 4y
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It's the perfect night for sitting outside reading.

#summer #fantasy

Nerdfins I see a Mighty Taco cup! 🤤 4y
speljamr @Nerdfins Buffalo native pride. 4y
Nerdfins We live here and my husband is a WNY native. He sings the Mighty Taco song. 4y
Bookish_AF Hi! I‘m another upstate NYer! (Syracuse area). @Nerdfins and I are even IRL friends 😃 4y
speljamr @whippoorwill815 @Nerdfins Best way to find local NY peeps, post a pic with Mighty Taco in it. 😂😂 4y
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Haven‘t read them yet - but I‘m discovering Robin Hobb and think this trilogy might be next! #mels3kgiveaway. @melyndarae Congratulations on the milestone⭐️

melyndarae It sounds fascinating! 4y
TrishB Great author 👍🏻 4y
SandyW I read this series when I first joined Litsy in November. LOVED the books and will be reading more of her! 🐉🐉🐲 4y
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tessavi This was my *least* favorite trilogy by Robin Hobb but I still loved it. 4y
Mitch Which was your favourite? @tessavi 4y
tessavi @Mitch probably the farseer trilogy. But I loved all the Fizt & The Fool ones. 4y
Mitch Good to know - thanks @tessavi 😀 4y
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#learntofly #tuneintonovember
@Cinfhen @Robothugs
In this series the dragons 🐉 are learning to fly again (Cindy will love these then! 😁)

Robothugs Nicely done! 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Beeeeeeautiful! 😍 5y
Cinfhen #BigBookAlert @minkyb our pal is showing off again 😘😘😘😘 5y
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TrishB @Cinfhen 😂😂 5y
minkyb Those are pretty @TrishB @Cinfhen She sure gets her money‘s worth. 5y
SandyW Oooh' I'm working on finishing the series now. Definitely enjoying it! 🐲🐲🐲 5y
TrishB @SandyW a great author 👍🏻 5y
TrishB @minkyb very pretty 💕 5y
toofondofbooks Some of my faves! 5y
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Housework be damned, there are dragons to keep me company. I'm finding this series to be engrossing, and recommend it to all my fellow readers who enjoy a good fantasy series. (🐲 and dragons of course!)

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For a while, I was wondering if this was a so-so, but no, it'll have to be a pick. It gets a bit wordy at times, things are explained perhaps two times too many, and there's a bit too much relationship focus (1 romantic sub plot is enough!), but it's still a great story. #fantasy (I need more #dragons!)

bitterbear I thought you might like these. 6y
tricours @bitterbear I definitely must make a Cthulhu one day 😁👍 6y
bitterbear That was adorable... for an elder god. 6y
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I wish Hobb would tone down the slut shaming in this book. It's not even like it can be blamed on one character, it's all over the place. Also, is Litsy crashing for someone else too? It crashed three times before I could post this.

EloisaJames Doesn't seem to be crashing now. 6y
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Currently in a slow patch of the book (at 50%), hoping it will pick up soon... Breakfast reading with my homemade sourdough bread with lemon curd and black coffee 👍 #fantasy #dragons #breakfastandbooks

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This sounds more morbid than it is, but I couldn't resist 😇 #fantasy

britt_brooke I miss the blurring option, too. I was able to tweak the "focus" the other day to get almost the same effect. 6y
Elisa Seriously, I miss the blur tool!! #bringblurback 6y
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Chillin' with my buddy Conan and the very last pieces of chocolate. The work day is over 😎👍 #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Libby1 Hi, Conan! 6y
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Ugh! Why all the repetitions of things that happened in book 1? 😖 This I DON'T miss about Fantasy!

I-read-and-eat I usually just skip chapter one to avoid the worst of it 😉 6y
RanaElizabeth That always reminds me of the beginning of the Sweet Valley series which continually explained which twin was which. I also skip a lot of that too. 6y
tricours @RanaElizabeth @I-read-and-eat I just remembered the worst example of this ever - the True Blood series! Awful stuff. 6y
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There's something about Fantasy books and big fat ACTUAL paper books, not ebooks, perhaps because I read Fantasy before ebooks became a thing. However, I couldn't wait for book 2 so I got the Kindle version 🤓

RanaElizabeth Hah, fantasy is probably the one genre I do read on my tablet. They tend to be too many pages to hold comfortably! 6y
tricours @RanaElizabeth definitely true! 6y
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Much better than the first book in this series. It managed to feel like a complete story, while clearly being the middle part of a series.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! I don't but I have a lot to be thankful for today. I just got accepted to the literature master of my choise! I am super excited about this as I don't have a bachelor in literature and was not expecting to get in. Time to celebrate with tea, carrot cake and a book!!!! 😀🎉

Nonaroo That's great news!! 🎉🎉 Congratulations! 6y
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 👏👏 6y
TheCanuckReader Trying to read the tea bag tag :) 6y
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tricours Congrats! I wish I had gotten a lit master instead of a language one 😞 Which one did you get into? 6y
Alfoster Congrats!🎉👍👍👍 6y
I-read-and-eat @Nonaroo @Kalalalatja @Alfoster Thanks 😀 @TheCanuckReader It's Clipper tea, White tea with vanilla 😉 6y
I-read-and-eat @tricours Thanks! I hope I made the right choise, have been forever torn between literature, language and ancient history. It's a new master called: Literary Business. You learn the development of the book business from the middle ages onwards but the main focus is writing and book business today. (Literaire critisism, editing, translating, reading habits) 6y
LeahBergen Wow! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 6y
DebinHawaii Congratulations! That is awesome! 👍🎉😀 6y
Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🍾🎉🎉🎊 6y
Dragon 😀👍🎉congratulations ! 6y
BooksRockMyWorld Wow! Congrats! From the ❤ 6y
elkeOriginal Literary Business sounds amazing! Where is this program? 6y
I-read-and-eat @elkeo It's at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. 6y
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#PhotoADayNov16- I'm #thankfulfor a lot of things, including (but not limited to) my ebook hold coming in so I don't have to wait to finish this series, friends who send me lovely text messages, stickers in photo editing apps, and a monster/snuggle pup (even though she'll never replace the dog in my profile pic in my heart).

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The boyfriend is out for diner and drinks with friends so tonight it's just me, my book and my camera shy cat. Paired with mushroom risotto and blueberries and Greek yoghurt for dessert. Also the neighbour is blasting some dance music so I put on some classical music to drown it out. I love classical music when I'm reading (Dvorak romance for strings is especially good) do you listen to music when reading? And if so, what?

TrishB I prefer silence 😀 Hubby and kids make so much noise I treasure any quiet hours reading! 6y
saresmoore @TrishB Amen. I actually requested that everyone whisper at the dinner table last night. 🙉 6y
Zelma I typically like quiet when I read. Mr. Z always has the tv on when he's home so I like the break from it. That said, we've been known to put on classical as well when reading. I usually just find a station while he has a ton on his computer. 6y
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Kalalalatja I prefer quiet, but music without lyrics is okay too 👍 6y
Sarah83 Classics Music or movie musics only played by an orchestra can be very nice. 😎 6y
TrishB @saresmoore I may try that 😀 or sign language! 6y
Tsubame I like to pick instrumental music which might be from the world in the book itself 🎶 6y
RealLifeReading I typically do most of my reading in bed before sleeping so no music or anything. But I've got two young boys so I'm pretty good at reading amongst a variety of distractions. Like cartoons! 6y
Posemn I have MPR classical music on my radio from the moment I wake up until we turn on the news ( which I've been doing less of THIS election season) every day. I love the music in the background of my day. However, it's No music when I am walking (want to hear those birds) and The Current and a little bit of country when I'm driving. 6y
I-read-and-eat @TrishB @saresmoore @Zelma @Kalalalatja @RealLifeReading I agree with prefered silence. Sadly my neighbour is not one for quiet reading. @Tsubame Ooooh I might try that with some good epic fantasy or historical fiction. @Posemn Amen to silence when walking. Although the other day I went for a walk with an audiobook and it was great! 6y
Posemn I know. I keep reading all of the #Litsians posts about listening to audiobooks while getting a walk in. Maybe I will try it this winter ( when the birds have flown very far south). I could get a lot more books read! 6y
I-read-and-eat @Posemn This was my first try at it, I usually also walk in silence, but it was good for a change. Could still hear most birds through the audiobook. 6y
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I pick Hobb's arrogant, wise and mighty dragons as my #supernaturalbeings for #booktober. They are extremely proud and anoying but this somehow feels like it is what dragons are supposed to be like. After some interesting reading on the refugee crisis time to avoid reality with this wonderful piece of fantasy.


Kalalalatja I was just about to post about dragons as well 😄 best supernatural beings ever! 6y
I-read-and-eat @Kalalalatja They are always so sure of themselfs, we could all use a little bit of dragon 😉 6y
Kalalalatja @I-read-and-eat agree! I think being able to fly would help a lot 😂 6y
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