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The Grace of Kings
The Grace of Kings Ken Liu
 The Dandelion Dynasty, 1

Emperor Mapidéré was the first to unite the island kingdoms of Dara under a single banner. But now the emperor is on his deathbed, his people are exhausted by his vast, conscriptive engineering projects and his counsellors conspire only for their own gain.

Even the gods themselves are restless.

A wily, charismatic bandit and the vengeance-sworn son of a deposed duke cross paths as they each lead their own rebellion against the emperor's brutal regime. Together, they will journey to the heart of the empire; witnessing the clash of armies, fleets of silk-draped airships, magical books and shapeshifting gods. Their unlikely friendship will drastically change the balance of power in Dara... but at what price?

THE GRACE OF KINGS is the debut novel by Hugo-, Nebula- and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu and the first in an monumental new epic fantasy series.

Head of Zeus * Fantasy
04 Jun 2015 * 656pp * £4.99 * 9781784973209
REVIEWS
'Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this large-scale story of political strategy and skullduggery'
Publishers Weekly
'An instant classic. This is a debut novel to be reckoned with. Poetry on every page'
Hugh Howey
'By turns opulent, gritty, and inventive ... gives epic fantasy a much-needed breath of fresh air'
Saladin Ahmed
'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
'Ken Liu creates some vivid and detailed characters that will be loved by fantasy fans ... a fresh and original fantasy story ... A triumph in storytelling'
Starburst Magazine (rating: 9/10)
'A fascinating start to the silk punk Dandelion Dynasty series providing multi-layered fantasy with an additional take on transposed Ancient Chinese history'
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Author
Ken Liu
Ken Liu
Ken Liu is the winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. He is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms, in his epic series The Dandelion Dynasty. He is also the translator of Cixin Liu's Hugo-winning and Nebula-nominated The Three-Body Problem. www.kenliu.name @kyliu99
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The Three-Body Problem
The Paper Menagerie
Death's End
Invisible Planets
The Wall of Storms
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Redemption of Time
Vagabonds
Broken Stars
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
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