The Grace of Kings
Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped... show more
Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, soaring battle kites, conspiring goddesses, underwater boats, magical books
Publish date: 2015-04-01
Publisher: Saga Press
Pages no: 641
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...
Author: Ken Liu Rating: 3.5 stars Good story, but didn't wow me the way I wanted it to. Extra half star because Mata's sword is named "The Ender of Doubts". And that is an awesome sword name. I liked how that name is cleverly used in the book. Kirkus reviews calls this silkpunk, but upon close...
I was lucky enough to pick up The Grace of Kings when it was on sale as an ebook, since it had been on my list of things I wanted to read ever since I first heard about it - this is one of those books which is quite intimidating in paper format, so sometimes the ebook is the best way to approach tho...
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...