The Grace of Kings

by Ken Liu
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) - Ken Liu 6.00   4

Locus Award 2016. Nebula Award nominee 2015.

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.

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.


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Release date April 7, 2015
Details updated March 25, 2022

The Dandelion Dynasty :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

The Dandelion Dynasty follows Kuni Garu, a charming bandit, and Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke. At first, the two seem like polar opposites, yet, in the uprising against the emperor, they quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures. The scope of the series is epic, involving gods, massive armies, diverse cultures, multiple plot lines, numerous characters, polities, war, courtly intrigue, and love.

The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) 6.00   4
The Wall of Storms (The Dandelion Dynasty #2) 8.00   1
The Veiled Throne (The Dandelion Dynasty #3) 7.34   3
Speaking Bones (The Dandelion Dynasty #4) 8.34   6

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