The Veiled Throne

The Veiled Throne


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With the invasion of Dara complete, and the Wall of Storms breached, the world has opened to new possibilities for the gods and peoples of both empires as the sweeping saga of the award-winning Dandelion Dynasty continues in this third book of the “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR).

Princess Théra, once known as Empress Üna of Dara, entrusted the throne to her younger brother in order to journey to Ukyu-Gondé to war with the Lyucu. She has crossed the fabled Wall of Storms with a fleet of advanced warships and ten thousand people. Beset by adversity, Théra and her most trusted companions attempt to overcome every challenge by doing the most interesting thing. But is not letting the past dictate the present always possible or even desirable?

In Dara, the Lyucu leadership as well as the surviving Dandelion Court bristle with rivalries as currents of power surge and ebb and perspectives spin and shift. Here, parents and children, teachers and students, Empress and Pékyu, all nurture the seeds of plans that will take years to bloom. Will tradition yield to new justifications for power?

Everywhere, the spirit of innovation dances like dandelion seeds on the wind, and the commoners, the forgotten, the ignored begin to engineer new solutions for a new age.

Ken Liu returns to the series that draws from a tradition of the great epics of our history from the Aeneid to the Romance on the Three Kingdoms and builds a new tale unsurpassed in its scope and ambition.

Title:The Veiled Throne
Edition Language:English
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    The Veiled Throne Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    3.5 stars I didn't love this book as much as the first two, it could just be me and you all know I'm fighting this reading slump. I'm trying to mix things up but it's a hit or miss. I loved Goztan, I ...

  • Kitty G Books

    I’m so glad that I finally made time to return to this series. It’s definitely my favourite ongoing series right now, and despite a slower start here because it had been a while since book #2, I f...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    4.0 StarsThis was another solid entry in one of my favourite fantasy series. Admittedly, it took me a while to get back into this one, but eventually I was pulled back into this wonderful world. I did...

  • Katy

    4.75 starsthoughts:-ken liu kills it with the themes as always-i think this book has the weakest plot of the series so far (because it feels like the first half of a big book) but the best character w...

  • Kyle Erickson

    "Stories are as alive as we are, and surely they change with each retelling. All my stories grow and learn, just as I grow and learn.""Everyone is a storyteller. That's how we make sense of this life ...

  • Taylor

    5 stars.If you've been anywhere near my YouTube channel or reviews since November you will know I love this series and it's become an ALL TIME top favorite. The Veiled Throne is no exception. I enjoye...

  • Tammie

    This is series is an actual masterpiece and each book gets better and better. Genuinely one of the most complex, nuanced, and well-developed worlds I've ever read and I cannot wait to see how Ken Liu ...

  • Caleb M.

    First and foremost I wanna say how blessed and privileged I feel to be able to get an ARC of this book. I’ve never received one this prolific before and I cannot describe how thankful I am. And the ...

  • Kevin James

    4 stars, probably the weakest entry in the series thus far but still quite a strong bookThe return of the Dandelion Dynasty is something I’ve been waiting for eagerly for many years. Everything I kn...

  • Lena (Sufficiently Advanced Lena)

    4.5.This one took an interesting turn but you can tell that is not tecnicaly book 3 but the first half of the final book. But in my eyes Kin Liu can do no wrong...