<p>The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu. </p><p>Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations – Kuni's betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon's rule was brutal and unbending – but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do. </p><p>Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni's inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat... The scent of blood is in the water. </p>
<p>Kuni Garu, now Emperor of Dara, confronts the challenges of supreme power: both from within and without. </p>
'Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this large-scale story of political strategy and skullduggery' <i>Publishers Weekly</i>.
'An instant classic. This is a novel to be reckoned with. Poetry on every page' Hugh Howey.
'Liu's ambitious work expertly blends mythology, history, military tactics, and technological innovation' <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>.
'Ken Liu is a genius' Elizabeth Bear.
'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' Bookbag.
Epic second volume in The Dandelion Dynasty series.
Multi-award-winning author: Hugo (twice), Nebula & World Fantasy Awards.
MARKET: Steven Erikson; George R.R. Martin.