Book Lust is a weekly blog feature that showcases my latest MUST HAVE book. My hope is the new read will cause general palpitations due to its all-around awesomeness! So let’s get pumped together about these upcoming books!
I haven’t read an epic fantasy series since my encounter with Robin Hobb’s Liveship Trader series (you can read my review of The Ship of Destiny here). Although I do love epic, or high, fantasy series, sometimes they can get too heavy for me.
This book caught my eye though and looks to be a promising beginning to an exciting journey through epic-ness.
Title & Author: The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham
Genre: Fantasy- Epic Fantasy
Publication Date: April 7, 2011
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.”
I’m not gonna lie- I love a good orphan story: Harry Potter, The Name of the Wind, etc. People love a good rising-from-nothing-to-become-something story.
What are your favorite epic fantasies or orphan stories? If you haven’t read an epic fantasy, what other book series have you been lusting for?