Dandelion Dynasty

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,166 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 924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 852

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eastern-flavored epic fantasy

    • By Ryan on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $28.34

  • Book 2

    • The Wall of Storms

    • The Dandelion Dynasty, Book 2
    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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