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04 Nov 2021 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781784973285

The epic story of the Dandelion Dynasty continues in the third book in the series.

Fiction / FM (Fantasy)
Extent: 656 pages
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The Grace of Kings
The Wall of Storms
Also in The Dandelion Dynasty series
The Veiled ThroneThe Dandelion Dynasty, 3Ken Liu

With the invasion of Dara complete, and the Wall of Storms breached, the world has opened to new possibilities for the gods and people of both empires as the sweeping saga of the Dandelion Dynasty continues in this third book in the series.

Princess Théra once known as Empress Üna of Dara; yielded the throne to her younger brother in order to journey to Ukyu-Gondé to war with the Lyucu, and has crossed the impenetrable Wall of Storms with a fleet of ships and ten thousand people. Constantly facing adversity, she faces new challenges by doing the most interesting thing and not letting the past dictate the present.

In Dara, the Lyucu leadership bristles with rivalries as power and perspectives change between the remains of the Dandelion courts. Here, mothers and daughters, Empress and Pékyu alike, nurture the seeds of plans that will take years to bloom. As the conquerors and the conquered jockey for position in these new regimes, tradition gives way to new justifications for power.

Ken Liu returns to the series that has helped bridge the great epics of our history from the Aeneid to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms into a series that is unsurpassed in its depth of scope and adventure.

'Beyond ambitious in scope ... You are swept into a world of political intrigue, hopeless sieges and compelling characters. Liu seamlessly blends philosophy and politics with tense battles and compelling action ... Sad, funny, poignant and addictive, this book will leave a lasting impression on the genre' SFX.

Ken Liu is an award-winning American author of speculative fiction. His collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. Liu's other works include The Grace of Kings, The Wall of Storms, and Star Wars tie-in The Legends of Luke Skywalker, and a second collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has been involved in multiple media adaptations of his work including the short story 'Good Hunting', adapted as an episode in Netflix's animated series Love, Death + Robots; and AMC's Pantheon, adapted from an interconnected series of short stories. 'The Hidden Girl', 'The Message', and The Grace of Kings have also been optioned for development. Liu previously worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics including futurism, cryptocurrency, the mathematics of origami, and others. Liu lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Multi-award-winning author: Hugo (twice), Nebula & World Fantasy Awards.

MARKET: Steven Erikson; George R.R. Martin.


PRAISE FOR KEN LIU:
'Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this large-scale story of political strategy and skullduggery' Publishers Weekly.
'An instant classic. This is a novel to be reckoned with. Poetry on every page' Hugh Howey.
'Liu's ambitious work expertly blends mythology, history, military tactics, and technological innovation' Kirkus Reviews.
'Ken Liu is a genius' Elizabeth Bear.
'Impossibly exciting' Evening Standard.
'A triumph in storytelling' Starburst Magazine.
'Beyond ambitious in scope, The Grace of Kings may be daunting at first, but soon you are swept into a world of political intrigue, hopeless sieges and compelling characters. Liu seamlessly blends philosophy and politics with tense battles and compelling action ... Sad, funny, poignant and addictive, this book will leave a lasting impression on the genre' SFX. ,

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