The Dragon's Path

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Orbit, Apr 7, 2011 - Fiction - 592 pages
31 Reviews
All paths lead to war...

Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps.

Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords.

Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become.

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path-the path to war.

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Overall great characterisation and story. - Goodreads
The writing is crisp, and as good as any in the genre. - Goodreads
Great character development. - Goodreads
The plot rounds off with a flourish. - Goodreads
This is a smart young writer, and one to watch. - Goodreads
This volume is basically the introduction. - Goodreads

Review: The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin #1)

User Review  - Maitrey - Goodreads

The Dragon's Path was easily the most refreshing epic fantasy I've read in a while. While there's your usual politicking and sword-fighting, the book actually revolves around banking and commerce ... Read full review

Review: The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin #1)

User Review  - Kasyap - Goodreads

I love books with a lot of details. This one has a lot of medieval banking details. The world is very interesting. Once ruled by dragons and now inhabited by thirteen different races of humanity ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. He lives in New Mexico.

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