The King's Blood
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 22nd 2012
Pages no: 501
Edition language: English
Series: The Dagger and the Coin (#2)
Impossible to talk about the plot of this book without spoiling it and the first book. But this was a solid second book. Some things really surprised me. I really enjoyed the strong female characters- especially Clara. She fast became my favorite and the ending, GREAT last scene - talking about t...
I really enjoyed this second book in the series, even more than I enjoyed the first book. At this point the characters and their stories are well-established, and they continue to get more interesting. The first book had some pretty dark things in it, but I’d say this book was at least a shade dar...
This review was written by Michael Cummings, senior reviewer with the Fantasy Book Addict website.Where to begin with the second volume of the Dagger and the Coin? This is still the story of a brazen girl turned banker and a bookworm too afraid to know when to stop. It’s still the story of a mercena...
The King's Blood, like its precursor novel, may not be mind blowing fantasy but it is incredibly solid fantasy with genuine character depictions. It is precisely the type of fantasy (save for the addition of gritty features) that I, as a reader, appreciate. The plot of the novel greatly expands upon...