The King's Blood

The King's Blood

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WAR AND MADNESS CAST SHADOWS OVER THE LANDS DRAGONS ONCE RULED.

Geder Palliako's star is rising. He is a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the court. But storms from his past are gathering, and with them, a war that will change everything.

Cithrin bel Sarcour founded a powerful bank on stolen wealth, forged papers, and ready blades. Now every move she makes is observed, recorded, and controlled. Unless Cithrin can free herself from her gilded cage, the life she made will be for naught; war may provide just the opportunity she needs.

An apostate priest sees the hidden hand behind all: a long-buried secret of the dragon empire threatens everything humanity has built. An age of madness and death approaches, with only a few doomed heroes to stand in its way.

The Dagger and the Coin The Dragon's Path The King's Blood The Tyrant's Law The Widow's House The Spider's War

Writing as James S. A. Corey (with Ty Franck)
The Expanse (soon to be a major SyFy Channel television series) Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316080774
Branch Call Number: ABR
Characteristics: 517 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

This is a great sequel.

Marcus is left to worry about Cithrin, who heads off to try and get her bank back.

Geder becomes an even bigger part of the politics of the Severed Thone.

Cithrin still annoys me though she is better than she was in the first book but Geder is more than making up for it. Why I like a series where I can't stand 2 of the main characters I don't know, but the author manages to keep me interested.

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Nords
Mar 22, 2013

Sequel to the Dragon's Path. Still very well written, lots of fantasy intrigue, interesting characters, and some neat twists. Some previous 'hero' characters are now less so. Certainly this is a wonderful fantasy series for anybody looking to get into a newer author. Easy to read. Could have used a bit more action but a lot of that I think is coming in the future 3rd book.

lasertravis May 31, 2012

I love this series. Abraham is perhaps my favorite Fantasy writer at this point. I really enjoyed The Dragon's Path, but it wasn't until I started this novel that I truly realized how much I had enjoyed it. Immediately back into the fold of the story after having been away from it, I found that I had missed the story, the characters and the world more than I realized. The ease at which the author crafts scenes of dialogue and action, as well as fleshes out a truly unique setting, amazes me. The character arcs are all interesting, and I can't wait for the next book.

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