The Dagger and the Coin

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015 ratings

The Dragon's Path Publisher's Summary

All paths lead to war....

Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps. 

Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords. 

Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become. 

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path - the path to war.

©2011 Daniel Abraham (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Dragon's Path

    • The Dagger and the Coin, Book 1
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps. Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords. Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • swapped

    • By Angela McClure on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 2

    • The King's Blood

    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    War and madness cast shadows over the lands 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.  

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 3

    • The Tyrant's Law

    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The tyrant Geder Palliako had led his nation to war, but every victory has called forth another conflict. Now, the greater war spreads out before him, and he is bent on bringing peace. No matter how many people he has to kill to do it. 

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 4

    • The Widow's House

    • The Dagger and the Coin, Book 4
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914

    Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The resistance starts to take shape

    • By Lore on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 5

    • The Spider's War

    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 873
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873

    Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent war of all against all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying and Epic Conclusion

    • By Mr. Jared C. Serra on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $34.99