The Wall of Storms

The Wall of Storms

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The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu.

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.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 60mm | 918g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK Airports
  • 9781784973261
  • 431,471

Review Text

'One of the most significant fantasy epics to come out in decades and deserves a permanent place on display in any home, as the classic it is' Strange Alliances.
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'One of the most significant fantasy epics to come out in decades and deserves a permanent place on display in any home, as the classic it is' * Strange Alliances * 'Liu's poetic and loquacious prose and often vivid descriptions really draw you in ... The Wall of Storms is one of the fantasy books of 2016. Simply put it's not just a book that you read, it's a journey that you take and is highly recommended' * Tattooed Book Geek * 'Liu is a writer at the top of his game ... the drama and action is impressive, delivered in compelling prose and tight set-piece scenes. Even the philosophical discussions and scientific explorations that drive the twists in the plot skip along with an urgency. But Liu's real skill is in keeping the story rooted in the hearts and lives of real people, regardless of the overall scale of the work' * Shoreline of Infinity * 'Poetic metaphorical prose is widely and pleasingly used in this series' * newbooks * 'Liu's prose is excellent [and] there is a poetry to his work' * Concatenation *
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About Ken Liu

Ken Liu is an award-winning American author of speculative fiction. His collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. Liu's other works include The Grace of Kings, The Wall of Storms, and Star Wars tie-in The Legends of Luke Skywalker, and a second collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has been involved in multiple media adaptations of his work including the short story 'Good Hunting', adapted as an episode in Netflix's animated series Love, Death + Robots; and AMC's Pantheon, adapted from an interconnected series of short stories. 'The Hidden Girl', 'The Message', and The Grace of Kings have also been optioned for development. Liu previously worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics including futurism, cryptocurrency, the mathematics of origami, and others. Liu lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Rating details

3,626 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 49% (1,778)
4 36% (1,313)
3 12% (418)
2 2% (87)
1 1% (30)
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