The Tyrant's Law

The Tyrant's Law : Book 3 of the Dagger and the Coin

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The great war cannot be stopped.

The tyrant Geder Palliako begins a conquest aimed at bringing peace to the world, though his resources are stretched too thin. When things go poorly, he finds a convenient target among the thirteen races and sparks a genocide.

Clara Kalliam, freed by having fallen from grace, remakes herself as a 'loyal traitor' and starts building an underground resistance movement that seeks to undermine Geder through those closest to him.

Cithrin bel Sarcour is apprenticing in a city that's taken over by Antea, and uses her status as Geder's one-time lover to cover up an underground railroad smuggling refugees to safety.

And Marcus Wester and Master Kit race against time and Geder Palliako's men in an attempt to awaken a force that could change the fate of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 33mm | 362g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841498912
  • 9781841498911
  • 83,925

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Geder Palliako - once a hero of Antea, now a bloody tyrant - wants to bring peace to the world. At any cost.

Clara Kalliam has lost her standing at court, but not her pride. Now she plays a dangerous game, outwardly loyal while secretly plotting Geder's downfall.

Cithrin bel Sarcour's apprenticeship has placed her in the path of war, but greater dangers lie in her past and in her soul.

As the war spreads, two men face a desperate race against time to awaken a force that could change the fate of the world.


'A fresh and intriguing new series . . . the Dagger and The Coin series is going to be a seriously satisfying epic' SFX

'Truly stunning' SciFiNow

'A fascinating world and a great cast of beautifully drawn and deeply realized characters, all told in Abraham's trademark clean and vivid prose. This one has everything I look for in a fantasy.' George R. R. Martin
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About Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham's short stories have been nominated for the Nebula award and included in Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction anthology. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and daughter.
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