The Dragon's Path
All paths lead to war... Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps. Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a... show more
All paths lead to war...
Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps.
Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords.
Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become.
Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path-the path to war.
Publish date: 2011-04-07
Pages no: 555
Edition language: English
Series: The Dagger and the Coin (#1)
I’ve been looking forward to reading this series ever since I learned it was being published, because I really enjoyed the author’s Long Price Quartet which begins with A Shadow in Summer. Although this book seemed pretty different in style and tone from his previous series, I still really enjoyed ...
An epic fantasy series written in the 'chapter per point of view' style we see often these days. The plot follows the exploits of people either from the empire of Antea, or those affected by it. Concerning the setting; this is your standard fare for the most part, although its not a 'feudal europe...
This is Book 1 of The Dagger and The Coin series and as such is really not much more than setting up the characters and world of for what promises to be the real meat of the series. Luckily, the adventures that take place and serve to introduce us to the various important folks have enough to them ...
4.5 probably, but I feel I have to round down instead of up.
A very good book, despite some general slowness in the plot department. Actually, the vast majority of this book felt like setup for the next one, which may turn a lot of people off. For myself, the characters were interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading about them even when it didn't see...