Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

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.

I looooooved The Grace of Kings so much. Unexpectedly as well because epic fantasy chonkers and I have a history of not getting along well. Now, I still need to read book two, but I’m super excited to see book three on the horizon. Time to break out the first one for a reread and blast through to this one when it comes out. The Veiled Throne is expected November 2nd, 2021.

11 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I really loved book 1. And that’s saying something because I don’t always get along with epic fantasy especially when it is so military focused. And a huge book, lol. But it was a great read.

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    Ooh, I still haven’t read book 2 – I wonder if I should start again at the beginning and read both before this one releases. Well, probably not, that is a lot of reading – but maybe I need to get on with the second at least.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I haven’t read book 2 either haha. But book 1 was soooo good. I think a few friends are going to do a reread of books 1 and 2 leading up to the release of book 3.

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