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The Grace of Kings
11 Nov 2021 * PAPERBACK * £9.99 * 9781800240346

The fall and rebirth of an empire. With a cast of hundreds and a world unlike any you have seen before, The Grace of Kings is epic fantasy for the 21st Century.

Fiction / FM (Fantasy)
Extent: 640 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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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 first novel by Hugo-, Nebula- and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu and the first in a monumental epic fantasy series.

Ken Liu is the author of the epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and other top genre awards around the world for his fiction. A programmer and lawyer, he speaks and consults on futurism, technology history, and sustainable storytelling.

We are relaunching the Dandelion Dynasty series with gorgeous new artwork. Cover paintings work as standalone and combine to create a full piece of art.

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

Epic first volume in the Dandelion Dynasty series, named by Time as one of the Greatest Fantasy Books of All Time.

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

'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

'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' The Book Bag

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