The King's Blood

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Orbit, May 22, 2012 - Fiction - 528 pages
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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.

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Writing as James S. A. Corey (with Ty Franck)
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The King's Blood

User Review  - Jackie Cassada - Book Verdict

Simeon, Emperor of Antea, has died, leaving his throne to his son Aster, who is still a boy, and the regency to Geder Palliako, an accidental war hero who prefers philosophy and books to human contact ... Read full review

Review: The King's Blood (The Dagger and the Coin #2)

User Review  - James Wezel - Goodreads

Didn't enjoy it as much as The Dragon's Path. The author has created a full and interesting setting but we haven't seen most of it and it seemed like Marcus and Cthrin's plotlines took a backseat to the conflict between Dawson and Geder, which I didn't have as much interest in. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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