The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) (Paperback)

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By Ken Liu
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Dive into an epic fantasy tale written by Ken Liu! Grace of Kings is the first installment of Liu's first series, and it sets up a beautiful and exciting adventure. Kuni Garu, a charming bandit, and fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, are opposites working together for a common cause – to overthrow the emperor. Liu's debut novel was hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. If you love Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings, then you'll quickly fall in love with Liu's fantasy world.

— From Melissa's Picks


Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR.

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, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice.

Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.

About the Author

Ken Liu is one of the most lauded authors in the field of American literature. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus 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 silkpunk epic fantasy series set in a universe he and his wife, artist Lisa Tang Liu, created together. It was a finalist for a Nebula Award and the recipient of the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He lives near Boston with his family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481424288
ISBN-10: 1481424289
Publisher: Saga Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 656
Language: English
Series: The Dandelion Dynasty