The Dragon's Path (Dagger and the Coin)
by Daniel Abraham
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498874
Date: 21 April 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Daniel Abraham has been around a for a while now, carving out an impressive career with the much applauded Long Price Quartet which Orbit published in two volumes recently. However, it is the opinion of some, myself included, that he has yet to receive the recognition he deserves and that may be about to change with The Dragon's Path, the first in a brand new epic fantasy series entitled The Dagger and the Coin that may well put Abraham up there with his Orbit colleague Brent Weeks and peers Brandon Sanderson and Peter V. Brett. Worth mentioning here also is the forthcoming Leviathan Wakes, written by Abraham with Ty Frank under the name James S.A Corey, and word on the street is this one is very, very good indeed - one of the highlights of the Orbit 2011 schedule. It's a good year, it seems, to get into Daniel Abraham's work.
"The dragons are gone, the powerful magics that broke the world diluted to little more than parlour tricks, but the kingdoms of men remain and the great game of thrones goes on. Lords deploy armies and merchant caravans as their weapons, manoeuvring for wealth and influence. But a darker power is rising - an unlikely leader with an ancient ally threatens to unleash again the madness that destroyed the world once already. Only one man knows the truth and, from the shadows, must champion humanity. The world's fate stands on the edge of a Dagger, its future on the toss of a Coin ... "