The Grace of Kings
Publish date: 2015-04
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: The Dandelion Dynasty (#1)
Lord Garu, you compare yourself to a weed?” Cogo Yelu frowned. “Not just any weed, Cogzy. A dandelion is a strong but misunderstood flower.” Remembering his courtship with Jia, Kuni felt his eyes grow warm. “It cannot be defeated: Just when a gardener thinks he has won and eradicated it from his law...
Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If you didn’t already know this, you will after reading The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. This fantasy novel begins with the death of an emperor who had hoped to completely transform his world through the next several years of near constant warfare as various warlor...
I gave this book a little more than one hundred pages to capture me but it never did. The writing is hopelessly clumsy and the dialogues inane. The author's prose has the unfortunate effect of making the characters lifeless and uninteresting. I have little sense of the milieux that produce Kuni Garu...
I got half way through this and then gave up. I liked some of what it was doing, but because it was mostly a straight up retelling of Chinese histocal mythology, the characters didn't feel like they had much depth to me, and I wasn't invested in them or their fates (which I already know, because I'v...