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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Abraham Narrator: Pete Bradbury Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dagger and the Coin Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781470331870
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War and madness cast shadows over the land dragons once ruled.

Geder Palliako’s star is rising. He is a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the court. But storms from his past are gathering, and with them, a war that will change everything.

Cithrin bel Sarcour founded a powerful bank on stolen wealth, forged papers, and ready blades. Now every move she makes is observed, recorded, and controlled. Unless Cithrin can free herself from her gilded cage, the life she made will be for naught; war may provide just the opportunity she needs.

An apostate priest sees the hidden hand behind all: a long-buried secret of the dragon empire threatens everything humanity has built. An age of madness and death approaches, with only a few doomed heroes to stand in its way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Abraham builds on The Dragon’s Path to create and sustain a rich, satisfyingly complex epic fantasy.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The remarkable characters from the first book…are all still as present and fascinating. Geder Palliako is a remarkable and conflicting character who will provoke readers as they attempt to contrast his level of naiveté against his horrible actions…Well worthwhile; curl up with this one!”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “This sequel to The Dragon’s Path manages to advance a complex and byzantine plot while leaving enough loose threads to carry into future installments. Abraham’s multidimensional characters represent a fascinating cross section of late medieval/Renaissance society. The author’s fans as well as lovers of epic fantasy should enjoy this ongoing series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Whether you’re a fantasy buff or not, you have to admire ace storyteller Abraham’s skill at building plausible alternate worlds, a trade much practiced, but not often so well, ever since the days of Tolkien and the Shire…Another trademark romp in the otherworld, and a lot of fun.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie Dolph | 2/17/2014

    " This was as good, if not better, than the first. There were a few missed opportunities for action or for delving into more history of the different human races, but that is getting a little picky. Good read and I'm looking forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/21/2014

    " An enjoyable continuation of the series. Kept my attention, and I'm enjoying the maturation of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/20/2014

    " I like the fact that the book started where the first one left off. The characters got a little more depth to them and the story was non stop. Thankfully I just finished reading the firat book beacuse there was no prelude or coverage of it. There were not even any flash backs or in-story reminders of what happened in the first book. Very good book, cant wait for the third installment "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 1/17/2014

    " Full review to be published in May, 2012 issue of RT BOOKREVIEWS magazine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Fuentes | 1/17/2014

    " I cannot say enough good things about Daniel Abraham. This book may have moved him up as my favorite author right now. I can see the series is getting more and more crazy with each book just like his previous series the Long Price Quartet. With each book being a year apart for release along with his writing of a space opera series, his urban fantasy series, and adapting A Song of Ice and Fire in graphic novel form Daniel Abraham is showing that he may be one of the most skilled fantasy writers today to keep up such production at such a high level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/14/2014

    " I was ready to give this book five stars until it just... ended. I know it's part of a series, but it ended so suddenly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/6/2014

    " A worthy sequel. I am, as always, super sad I have to wait at least a year for the next one. I shouldn't start these fantasy series until all the books are out, but I never learn. I like the character Marcus Wester the best--Cithrin isn't connecting with me, even though I feel like she should. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/3/2014

    " Ah what a great follow up to the dragons path! I loves this book and everything about it. The pickup from the end of the last novel was done nicely and I loved the plot of this book. A enjoyable read that leaves me wanting for te next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Graham | 12/26/2013

    " The 2nd book in a cycle is always difficult: It must move the plot of the whole series along, but its own story is likely to drag. Here, the story is interesting enough - certainly, bloody enough - but we're spending a lot of time with some unlikeable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy Rogers | 12/17/2013

    " simply fantastic. much improved over the first volume. can't wait for the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 11/28/2013

    " Definitely better than the first. The characters are definitely breaking out into interesting personalities. There is a conflict building that is more complex than the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Going | 11/25/2013

    " I found this one a bit long and obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian James | 11/12/2013

    " another solid fantasy from Daniel Abraham. I have a few misgivings and hope the next book will explain some unforeseen turn of events "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/16/2013

    " This series goes from strength to strength - excellent characters, interesting world building combined with a subtle mix of politics, finance and a hidden ancient threat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 7/27/2013

    " Epic fantasy at its best. A worthy successor to George R.R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dina | 5/20/2013

    " The first book in this series started off very promising, with an interesting premise. Unfortunately, Book 2 did not live up to its predecessor. I'm not sure if I will read the third. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 2/28/2013

    " Better than "A Dragon's Path". Thoroughly enjoyable epic fantasy. I absolutely devoured this book. Really well done. There's Big Picture themes, interesting POV characters and creepy spidequeen priests. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically acclaimed Long Price Quartet and many other books. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards and won the International Horror Guild Award. He is also the author of the Wild Cards comic book miniseries The Hard Call, and coauthor, with George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, of the novel Hunter’s Run. He also writes as M. L. N. Hanover and James S. A. Corey. He lives in New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Pete Bradbury has appeared both on and off-Broadway and at many of the leading regional theaters across the country in plays ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Edward Albee and David Mamet. He has also been seen on the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Bradbury received his training in their three-year advanced program. He lives in New York City with his family.