THE GRACE OF KINGS
released OUT NOW! 640 pages | Hardback/ebook Author Ken liu Publisher Head Of Zeus
The first in a new, boldly different epic fantasy series, The Grace Of Kings is a change of pace from your regular hero’s journey-led western fantasy.
Set in the island kingdoms of Dara, the story takes you through the decades of two boys’ lives. Kuni Garu is a commoner who’d rather slack off, but knows he could be doing so much more. Mata Zyndu is the last son of a noble house, with natural martial prowess and an unwavering sense of justice. Born in very different stations the two become as close as brothers when rebellion breaks out. Together they – along with numerous but very memorable side characters – shall challenge an empire and a whole way of life.
Beyond ambitious in scope, The Grace Of Kings may be daunting at first, but soon you are swept into a world of political intrigue, hopeless sieges and compelling characters. Liu seamlessly blends philosophy and politics with tense battles and compelling action. The silkpunk, Chinese-inspired setting is a breath of fresh air. Sad, funny, poignant and addictive, this book will leave a lasting impression on the genre.