The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu audiobook

The Grace of Kings

By Ken Liu
Read by Michael Kramer

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Dandelion Dynasty Series : Book 1

21.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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. 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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2016 Locus Award for First Novel

Nominated for the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Novel

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial 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…Stories this large in scale can quickly become convoluted if the narrator fails to differentiate between characters, story lines, 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.” AudioFile
“Told in Liu’s graceful, intelligent, and literate prose, the novel is a sumptuous Epic feast.” SFF World
“The epic fantasy genre can only be enriched by more novels drawing from non-Western traditions. Liu’s ambitious work expertly blends mythology, history, military tactics, and technological innovation (airships and submarines). " Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Ken Liu

Author Bio: Ken Liu

Ken Liu is one of the most lauded authors in the field of American literature. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards, he has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Locus Awards. His short story, “The Paper Menagerie,” is the first work of fiction to simultaneously win the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. He also translated the 2015 Hugo Award–winning novel The Three-Body Problem, written by Cixin Liu, which is the first novel to ever win the Hugo award in translation. The Grace of Kings, his debut novel, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series set in a universe he and his wife, artist Lisa Tang Liu, created together. It was a finalist for a Nebula Award and the recipient of the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 21.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English