Orbit, 2012, 501 pages
Acclaimed author Daniel Abraham’s works have been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. In this compelling follow-up to The Dragon’s Path, Geder Palliako enjoys high social standing as protector to the crown prince of Antea - but a looming war threatens to change his way of life. Meanwhile, Cithrin bel Sarcour is counting her blessings: long under close surveillance, she hopes a battle will be the opportunity she needs to regain her freedom.
What happens when the fat nerdy kid who got picked on in gym becomes the most powerful man in the empire.
Also by Daniel Abraham: My review of The Dragon's Path.
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