The Dagger and the Coin – Book 3: The Tyrant’s Law – Daniel Abraham

Hey Jared,

Ok, I don’t really know what to do for this review. Either my experience was reflective of the material or…….I’m just completely unfocused.

thetyrantslawTitle: The Tyrant’s Law
Series: The Dagger and the Coin; Book 3
Author: Daniel Abraham
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons (Extinct?), Magic
Synopsis: The tyrant Geder Palliako had led his nation to war, but every victory has called forth another conflict. Now the greater war spreads out before him, and he is bent on bringing peace. No matter how many people he has to kill to do it. Cithrin bel Sarcour, rogue banker of the Medean Bank, has returned to the fold. Her apprenticeship has placed her in the path of war, but the greater dangers are the ones in her past and in her soul. Widowed and disgraced at the heart of the Empire, Clara Kalliam has become a loyal traitor, defending her nation against itself. And in the shadows of the world, Captain Marcus Wester tracks an ancient secret that will change the war in ways not even he can forsee.
Recommendation: Adult, but mid to late teen could probably read it too. Series is highly recommended!

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The Dagger and the Coin – Book 3: The Tyrant’s Law – Daniel Abraham

The Dagger and the Coin – Book 2: The King’s Blood – By Daniel Abraham

Hey Jared,

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. Bigger and better than Game of Thrones in a lot of ways. I just love the world and the tone and…..everything really. Sure there are things I don’t like but they don’t detract from the experience.

kingsbloodTitle: The King’s Blood
Series: The Dagger and the Coin; Book 2
Author: Daniel Abraham
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons (Extinct), Magic
Synopsis: The board has been set, the pieces arranged, and change is on the horizon. Cithrin chaffs beneath stifled progress. Marcus obscures his true desires, even from himself. Dawson sees the approaching storm and moves to end it before it can begin. Geder finds himself with untold power and little idea how to use it. Clara tries vainly to keep her family together and safe.
Recommendation: Adult, but mid to late teen could probably read it too. Highly recommended!

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The Dagger and the Coin – Book 2: The King’s Blood – By Daniel Abraham

The Dagger and the Coin – Book 1: The Dragon’s Path – By Daniel Abraham

Hey,

I was very pleased with this book and I can’t wait to read the next one. The author of this book is also co-author of The Expanse series, so I was eager to see if his Fantasy skills were as good as his Science Fiction. I was not disappointed.

dragonspathTitle: The Dragon’s Path
Series: The Dagger and the Coin; Book 1
Author: Daniel Abraham
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons, Magic
Synopsis: A world on the precipice of something grand. A girl, a war hero, an oafish lordling, and the childhood friend of a king. Each plays a part, but no one knows the script. Unbeknownst to all, they tread the dragon’s path to destruction.
Recommendation: Adult, but mid to late teen could probably read it too. I recommend this book and eagerly look to see where the series goes.

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The Dagger and the Coin – Book 1: The Dragon’s Path – By Daniel Abraham

The Expanse Series – Book 1: Leviathan Wakes – By James S. A. Corey

Hey Jared,

If you recall from my last review I mentioned “half a million word monsters.” I’d now like to introduce you to one. Honestly, I don’t know how many words it’s got but it’s a BIG book with relatively small print. But, on to the break down.

Leviathan WakesTitle: Leviathan Wakes
Series: The Expanse; Book 1
Author: James S. A. Corey (Pen Name)
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: CU (Current Universe), Futuristic, No FTL Tech
Synopsis: James “Jim” Holden is just an officer on an ice hauler until he ends up in the center of the greatest period of change in human history. On Ceres Station Josephus Miller is a corporate police officer tasked with keeping the peace as the solar system slowly unravels. Both their journeys will collide while driving humanity to the brink of all out war.
Recommendation: I strongly recommend this book to mature audiences only. (Late teens or adult.) This is due to the quantity and detail of the violence.

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