The Grace of Kings

Author(s): Ken Liu
Series: Dandelion Dynasty Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (21.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100135580
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442376359
Narrator/s: Michael Kramer
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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.

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Author(s): Ken Liu
Product Number EB00585393
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781481424295

Professional reviews

"Synthesizing epic fantasy with ancient Chinese culture and lore is difficult enough to pull off on paper--it must also be approached with a considerable amount of familiarity and confidence to make it work on audio. Michael Kramer brings both to his performance of the first in Liu's Dandelion Dynasty series. As audiobook listeners know, stories this large in scale can quickly become convoluted if the narrator fails to differentiate between characters, storylines, and tone. Kramer pays special attention to these pitfalls, and the resulting product is nuanced, sometimes emotional, and surprisingly personal overall. It's clear that he believes in this new series, and his personal investment propels the experience of listening. N.J.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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