Darien (Empire of Salt #1) - C. F. Iggulden6.82

From acclaimed historical novelist Conn Iggulden, DARIEN is an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination.


The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, with spies and memories, maintaining a peace that shifts and crumbles constantly. The people of the city endure what they cannot change.

Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.

Their presence inside the walls as the sun sets will set off a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien.

'A master storyteller' Sunday Express

'Iggulden is in a class of his own' Daily Mirror

'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express

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Release date: July 11, 2017
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 6.82/10
Total ratings: 32
Updated: August 22, 2021

Empire of Salt :: Series

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