Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu 
Hardcover, 640 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2015 by Simon & Schuster 

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice.

Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.


I've had my eye on this for a while, and it just so happens that after a 3 year dry spell (really, I was beginning to wonder if anybody won those things!), I finally won myself a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks to the good folks at Simon & Schuster Canada, my copy arrived in the mail yesterday, so I'm all set for the read.

16 comments:

  1. April 7 is a good release day.
    Glad you finally won a book through Goodreads. People really do win. I even had someone I know win one of my books. (Yeah, what are the odds?)

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    1. Hmh, yeah, I do seem to recall a certain sci-fi adventure releasing that day, but can't quite put my finger on the author . . . LOL

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  2. Oh nice! I think I've won on Goodreads 2 time in the 6 years since I've been a member! They're tricky! Congrats on the win!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Same here - my 2nd win in about the same amount of years.

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  3. Dang, nice score! I win from Goodreads maybe once or twice a year, it's so rare. I'm supposed to be getting an eARC of this, but it's taking a while!

    ~Mogsy @ The BiblioSanctum

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    1. Once to twice a year! Okay, what's your secret? :)

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    2. Well, this past year has been sort of weird in that I've won twice so far, but before that it was like once every 18 months or so. That's more typical :P

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  4. This sounds AWESOME! Silk-draped airships and shapeshifting gods...yes, please! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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    1. Does sound very cool - and I like the idea of a story after the war, with the victors turning on one another.

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  5. Congrats on your elusive Goodreads win! Ha ha, I've heard great things about this book, I hope it's as good as they say:-D

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    1. Yeah, the title didn't really make an impression (the Dandelion Dynasty, really?), but the reviews have really made me excited for this.

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  6. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy the book!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-work-in-progress.html

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  7. I tried to get my hand on this one. Made no inroads. Will have to wait for release day it appears.

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    1. Yeah, I failed to land an ARC myself, and I'd all but given up hope of ever winning something from GR, so this was a nice surprise.

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  8. I'm almost done with this, I got my ARC by directly asking Ken a few months back. I can't express my love for this book, though I'll try with my review. It's outstanding. It's taken me a long time to read though, between my own writing, kids, day job stuff and the fact that I want to give the book it's just due by paying attention to it.

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