Starred Review. Abraham (the Seasons of War quartet) starts this rich, exciting, and fresh epic fantasy series opener in a fairly standard fashion: an orphaned girl and a once great general escape from a city under siege with the help of a traveling theater troupe. But that's where the clichés end, for Marcus Wester would far rather guard humble caravans than cruel kings, and Cithrin bel Sarcour's loyalty is not to her long-dead noble parents but to the Medean Bank that took her in. Cithrin and Marcus must smuggle the treasury of the lost city of Vanai through a war zone in which every army seeks new sources of funds and every king wants them dead. With a deft and light hand, Abraham questions and explores the fantasy-world assumptions that most authors take for granted, telling an enjoyable and genuinely innovative adventure story along the way. (Apr.)
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A thoroughly engrossing debut novel from a major new fantasist. A poignant human tale of power, heartbreak, and betrayal George R.R. Martin [An] impressive first novel ... The long outcome should be the addition of Daniel Abraham to the pantheon of major fantasy authors LOCUS The Dragon's Path is a tremendous novel and Abraham deftly mixes the classic foundations of the genre with a sophistication expected of him and rarely found in the work of his compatriots A DRIBBLE OF INK --This text refers to the Digital edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I had to read this book twice. The first time I was reading as a G.R.R.M. fan, and it is similar in some ways to the Ice and Fire saga; both authors are friends and writing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey Byron
Good writing. Good book. He makes even the mundane sections very interesting. Can't wait for #2Published 1 month ago by JC
I enjoyed reading The Dragon’s Path, a promising start to Daniel Abraham’s The Dagger and the Coin series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SockPuppet
The dragons's path has the makings to be an interesting fantasy with a storyline that is not your typical fantasy adventure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TFG1
there's no need to be crass. if your writing is good then let it stand on its own and not the back of vugarityPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great start to what (so far) has been a good series. The characters are interesting, varied, definitely flawed, and most turn out to be something different from what you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Friendly Shopper
Finally.....some fantasy written with good prose.
The problem with a lot of fantasy is that readers get good stories written by terrible error-prone authors. Read more