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The Garce of Kings


The Grace of Kings

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The Grace of Kings

Ken Liu

ISBN 9781784973230

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 shape shifting gods. Their unlikely friendship will drastically change the balance of power in Dara... but at what price?

The Grace Of Kings is the debut novel by Hugo-, Nebula- and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu and the first in an monumental new epic fantasy series.


The Author

Ken LiuKen Liu is one of the most lauded authors in the field of American literature.

A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards, he has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Locus Awards. His short story, “The Paper Menagerie,” is the first work of fiction to simultaneously win the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.

He also translated the 2015 Hugo Award - winning novel The Three-Body Problem, written by Cixin Liu, which is the first novel to ever win the Hugo award in translation.
The Grace of Kings, his debut novel, is the first volume in a silk punk epic fantasy series set in a universe him and his wife, artist Lisa Tang Liu, created together. He lives near Boston with his family.



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