The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
Copy Courtesy of Netgalley and Orbit Books
Release: April 7, 2011
The drumbeat of war is sounding among the Free Cities, and the the actions of a few people will have great implications for the entire region. Meet our players, Cithrin - a ward of a bank in Vanai, Marcus - a famous general who lost his whole family, Geder - a rather bumbling scholar knight, and Dawson - a nobleman who is the head of a group opposed to the changes brought by a different group of nobles.
This book feels like the start to a very epic series. We only begin to glimpse the extent of the forthcoming battles in this book, but if this book is any indication of what is to come, the rest of the books should be amazing.
There was fun fun court intrigue (I happen to really enjoy that). I especially enjoyed Cithrin who has some interesting surprises up her sleeve. The interactions between Marcus and his 'second in command' are also really amusing. Possibly the only person I didn't enjoy was Geder, but I feel like that's the way it is meant to be as he is a bumbling fool for the most part.
Despite the fact that this book feels like only the figurative tip of the iceberg, there was so much substance to the tip that I'm biting my nails at the fact that this is only the first book, which hasn't even been released officially yet. This means I'm going to have to wait FOREVER for the second book (and well the rest of the series). This is definitely an epic fantasy that people should sink their eyes into.
Star Rating: 4.0/5.0
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