The Resource The grace of kings, Ken Liu

The grace of kings, Ken Liu

Label
The grace of kings
Title
The grace of kings
Statement of responsibility
Ken Liu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Grace of Kings, the first book in this epic series, tells the story of two men who become friends through rebelling against tyranny and then turn against each other in defense of irreconcilable ideals. 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, soaring battle kites, underwater boats, magical books, shapeshifting gods, and scaled whales who seem to prophesy the future. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, the two find themselves the leaders of two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice"--
Member of
Summary
Warrior Mata Zyndu, scion of his once-powerful Clan, believes that it is his destiny to rule. His best friend, wily bandit Kuni Garu, just wants to get rich and have a grand time doing so. Although they bond during the rebellion against the empire, their different goals and philosophies will ultimately make them bitter adversaries. Author Ken Liu has won Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards for his short fiction and his translations (most notably of Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem). This 1st book in the Dandelion Dynasty series, which vividly evokes the politics and culture of China's Han dynasty, marks his novel-writing debut. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Locus Award for First Novel, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409873
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liu, Ken
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book one of The Dandelion Dynasty
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rebellion
  • Friendship
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Friendship
  • Rebellion
Target audience
adult
Label
The grace of kings, Ken Liu
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1082040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
623 pages
Isbn
9781481424271
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481424271
  • (OCoLC)884882212
Label
The grace of kings, Ken Liu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1082040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
623 pages
Isbn
9781481424271
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481424271
  • (OCoLC)884882212

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