The Veiled Throne

Written by:
Ken Liu
Narrated by:
Michael Kramer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2021
38 hours 37 minutes
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.
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Nicole S.

another excellent installment in this series. I was a bit lost at first since it\'s been a while since I read the first two, but there were lots of reminders of the previous stories included, and it actually helped me get into Kinri\'s mind a bit more to be less informed about Dara history. I love the characters, the language, the thoughts about learning and rank and status and wealth and society, honor and disgrace, loyalty and treason... so important to think about in modern political reality as well as theoretical. I also LOVE all the geeky mechanical inventions and technology and the way the different cultures interact with history, progress, memory, social structures. What is valued and rewarded, devalued and punished, varies in a believable way and the characters act according to their \"nature\" which has just as much to do with their upbringing as their inherent personalities. so good.

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