THE KING'S BLOOD by Daniel Abraham

War casts its shadow over the lands that the dragons once ruled. Only the courage of a young woman with the mind of a gambler and loyalty to no one stands between hope and universal darkness.

The high and powerful will fall, the despised and broken shall rise up, and everything will be remade. And quietly, almost beneath the notice of anyone, an old, broken-hearted warrior and an apostate priest will begin a terrible journey with an impossible goal: destroy a Goddess before she eats the world.

An early cover nicked from the recent Orbit Books catalog. A decent continuation of the cover for the original book in the series, The Dragon’s Path. Not much else to say, other than to re-assert my slavering anticipation for the novel.

  • joel September 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    pretty sweet cover. eager to see how this series develops. any sign of the cover for the sequel to leviathan wakes?

  • aidan September 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Yep, stayed tuned.

  • Bibliotropic September 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this book. I enjoyed the first one! And the cover art, while not the most attention-grabbing I’ve ever seen, is still very nice!

  • Josiah Cadicamo September 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    He deserves better covers. This ones not so bad but the first one blows.

    Great book though i actually just finished it. Love the last chapter. Way better then his other series in my opinion. His other series seemed withdrawn from the action. Very mellow. I’ll probably try it again in a couple of years though.

  • Rob B September 30, 2011 at 6:28 am

    I like the theme Orbit is going with on this one. The use of color on this one is VERY eye-catching. I’m looking forward to this one, too.

  • J September 30, 2011 at 6:56 am


    The first series was MEANT to be a bit different. This seems like the usual “boy saves the world” except instead of a orphan boy Abraham has a girl, because he is a feminist. (Which is really awesome, btw! I’m just slightly bored of the whole “Save the world from a Dark Lord/Evil Godess/Whatever” scenario) Other then that, this sounds really generic. I wonder if that’s a deliberate marketing strategy? Since as Josiah pointed out, most people don’t seem to like innovative stuff so much.

  • J September 30, 2011 at 7:01 am

    (Yes, I know. I should read The Dragon’s Path before making comments like this, I know… And really… I mean to.)

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