I Can't Wait for... The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu

Fantasy Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week is the long-awaited (5 years!) third book of The Dandelion Dynasty, a series that I described as having all the epic grandeur, intelligence, and dignity of a Guy Gavriel Kay novel...

 The Veiled Throne
Author: Ken Liu
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Genres: Epic Fantasy

Princess Théra, once known as Empress Üna of Dara, entrusted the throne to her younger brother in order to journey to Ukyu-Gondé to war with the Lyucu. She has crossed the fabled Wall of Storms with a fleet of advanced warships and ten thousand people. Beset by adversity, Théra and her most trusted companions attempt to overcome every challenge by doing the most interesting thing. But is not letting the past dictate the present always possible or even desirable?

In Dara, the Lyucu leadership as well as the surviving Dandelion Court bristle with rivalries as currents of power surge and ebb and perspectives spin and shift. Here, parents and children, teachers and students, Empress and Pékyu, all nurture the seeds of plans that will take years to bloom. Will tradition yield to new justifications for power?

Everywhere, the spirit of innovation dances like dandelion seeds on the wind, and the commoners, the forgotten, the ignored begin to engineer new solutions for a new age.

Ken Liu returns to the series that draws from a tradition of the great epics of our history from the Aeneid to the Romance on the Three Kingdoms and builds a new tale unsurpassed in its scope and ambition.


  1. I haven't started this series, but everyone loves it, so I should try to get to it. Wow, five years since the last book, I had no idea!

  2. Ooo... I've seen that name - but I've never read his books. And now you're comparing him with Guy Gavriel Kay! And now, I'm paying attention:). I hope you enjoy this one, and I'll be checking out the first book.

  3. Love Epic fantasy, i need to check out this series! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I haven't read this series yet, but I do want to. I hope you enjoy The Veiled Throne when you read it!

  5. Me too! Feels like I've been waiting forever for this.


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