The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

4.19 (107 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Jian begins a brutal climb up the ranks of the Daechen as the Emperor's long plans near fruition. Sulema is initiated into the ways of Atualon and the power of Atulfah, and finds that her father's city is built on a foundation of terrible secrets. Hafsa Azeina treks down paths stranger and more dangerous than even she could have imagined. And the Zeeranim must face not only their traditional, external enemies, but treachery and betrayal from within.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 567g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785651102
  • 9781785651106
  • 1,180,010

Review quote

Praise for the DRAGON'S LEGACY Saga

"You have to surrender to the domination of the author, and trust that she isn't just freewheeling. Otherwise you lose that precious sense of depth, which J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin were all able to sustain over multiple books... Ms. Wolf [is] off to a good start."-The Wall Street Journal

"An intricate story... This book will leave readers with intense curiosity about its different cultures and anxiously awaiting a sequel."-Booklist

"A well-crafted, intricate blend of the politics and magic of multiple cultures."-Publishers Weekly

"A powerful, compelling read that combines elements of epic fantasy with strong storytelling. Reminiscent of the classic fantasy novel Dune, The Dragon's Legacy is an addictive start to a promising, exciting trilogy....a welcome, desert-scented breath of fresh air, worth devouring, again and again."-Foreword Reviews

"Wolf's debut is ambitious... There are intriguing world building and poignant moments to be found here... Wolf writes for a big screen..."-Kirkus Reviews

"Wolf's style of storytelling, more nomadic and episodic like the world and people she has created, may be initially challenging for some readers, but the tale's mysteries, the world's grandeur, and vivid, strong characters will reward those who persevere. Fantasy fans who crave stories that eschew traditional gender roles, as well as those who find Celtic-analog cultures wearisome, will be pleased with this intriguing new offering."-New York Journal of Books

"True epic fantasy, the kind of rich, multi-layered works that don't just carry you away, but carry you away to a world that you'll want to live in for a long, long time!"-David Farland, New York Times bestselling author of The Runelords

"Plunges you into a rich and vibrant world, filled with magic and intrigue. A fantastic combination of new, marvelous cultures and grand characters in a story that grips your imagination and pulls you into the windswept desert."-Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Queen of Blood.

"A mesmerizing tale of intrigue and magic that is as richly detailed as it is lethally entertaining."-Tina Lecount Myers, author of The Song of All

"This will knock your socks off. Wolf is rewriting epic fantasy."-Sarah Chorn, Bookworm Blues

"Beautiful and haunting. A world of large-scale eipic fantasy, in the tradition of Guy Gavriel Kay... This is a rare find and not to be missed."-Barb Hendee, New York Times bestselling author of The Noble Dead

"Wolf's lush and painterly prose is reminiscent of Jacqueline Carey, impelling the reader to savor every sight and sound and smell. Highly recommended."-Katherine Kurtz, acclaimed author of the Deryni novels

"Wolf's debut fantasy is remarkably assured and deeply detailed, offering a unique universe and a trope-twisting narrative that plays out in unexpected ways."-Barnes & Noble SFF blog
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About Deborah A. Wolf

Deborah A. Wolf has some personal knowledge of life as a barbarian warrior, having grown up in a wildlife refuge in Alaska. She later worked as an Arabic linguist for the US Army. Before Wolf's formative years in Alaska, she spent some of her early years on a deserted island. She has a love of different cultures where she can use those settings to create giant monsters, as well as flora and fauna. Deborah currently lives in northern Michigan.
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Rating details

107 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 43% (46)
4 38% (41)
3 14% (15)
2 4% (4)
1 1% (1)
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