Ok, It’s that time of the week where I explore my ever-growing TBR stacks. I think we all probably have these huge stacks of books lying around that “one of these days” we will read. I hope it is not just me anyways. I thought each week I would just pick a book or series and shed some light on them and why I got them to read in the first place. I hope everybody will share what they think and get me reading them or maybe stick them back in the TBR stack. Thanks everybody!

This week I am going with The Dragon’s Path (The Dagger and the Coin series Book 1) by Daniel Abraham . I know I should have read this book a long time ago, but I have not for some reason. I know I really need to read this series. Seems like everybody is always recommending them and telling me how great they are. This book is definitely at the top of my TBR stacks. I can’t wait to dig into them (someday soon I hope!).

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About the book:

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The Dragon’s Path (The Dagger and the Coin series Book 1)

  • Series: The Dagger and the Coin (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (April 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316080683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316080682

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.

About the author:

Daniel Abraham is an American science fiction / fantasy author who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a graduate of Clarion West, and sometimes collaborates with George R. R. Martin, another New Mexico resident.

His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. His novelette Flat Diane was nominated for the Nebula Award. His novelette The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairytale of Economics was nominated for the Hugo Award in 2008.

Pseudonym is M.L.N. Hanover.

Also writes as James S.A. Corey with Ty Franck.

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