Liaden Universe: Arc of the Covenants

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 317 ratings

Dragon in Exile Publisher's Summary

Star-trading Clan Korval - known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as the Dragon - has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment rather than execution.

Now relocated to the free-for-all world of Surebleak, the Dragon is under contract to keep the Port Road open to all traffic and to back the New Bosses in imposing law and order on a society originally based on larceny and assassination. This modest rustication is going surprisingly well until Korval discovers that the enemy they'd sought to destroy wasn't quite destroyed. And is more determined than ever to eradicate Korval.

While the banishment killed no one initially, many of Korval's trading allies are spooked. Some are reneging on ancient agreements, leaving the Dragon to make its own way. The clan's efforts to stealthily recruit new allies is going haywire, and a secret death toll is rising even as the clan's adherents endure increasing exposure to danger and deceit off world.

To make matters worse, an active portion of Surebleak's native population liked the Old Ways just fine and are conspiring to take the New Bosses - and the Dragon - down and are sure they have the firepower and people to do it.

The exiled Dragon has to make an urgent choice: accept an alliance with criminals or face down each and every enemy in person, one by one.

©2015 Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dragon in Exile

    • Liaden Universe: Arc of the Covenants, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Star-trading Clan Korval - known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as the Dragon - has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment rather than execution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Korval on Surebleak, many story lines progress

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • Alliance of Equals

    • Liaden Universe: Arc of the Covenants, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space. To this end, Master Trader Shan yos'Galan, aboard Korval's premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story Progresses, but the narrator...

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $24.95