Dandelion Dynasty

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,439 ratings

The Grace of Kings Publisher's Summary

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 both find themselves the leaders 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.

©2015 Kenneth Yukun Liu. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Grace of Kings

    • The Dandelion Dynasty
    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,027

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunately cannot recommend

    • By Eric on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $28.34

  • Book 2

    • The Wall of Storms

    • The Dandelion Dynasty, Book 2
    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 28 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu Empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara - and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara's savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow highly recommend

    • By Hector hernandez on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $33.07