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Darien

C.F. Iggulden


PUBLISHED: 13th July 2017
ISBN: 9780718186463
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The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king.
Darien
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PUBLISHED: 13th July 2017
ISBN: 9780718186463
ANNOTATION:
The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king.

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The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king.

Publisher Description

Twelve Families. One Throne. An epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination. Welcome to the Empire of Salt.

A hunter tasked with murdering a king . . .

An old man compelled to protect him . . .

A young woman's whose true potential has yet to be revealed . . .

As these three strangers make their way towards the very heart of Darien, a creature from the old world appears whose abilities may be the undoing of them all.

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He gestured to the cage door. One of the soldiers put a key to the lock and Deeds raised his hand to stop him, watching Elias all the while. 'You wear your thoughts on your face, do you know that? Even with that strange thing you can do, I don't think cards are your game, not really. How can I let you out, knowing you can slip past a dozen men, eh? No, no. If we let you out, we can't stop you just walking home, can we? Even with all our guns and swords and arrows.' 'Maybe,' Elias said. 'Let's find out.'

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Twelve Families. One Throne. Welcome to the Empire of Salt. The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter, Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home, Arthur, a boy who cannot speak, Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler, Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt - and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all. As the sun sets, their arrival inside the walls will spark a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien.

Author Biography

C. F. Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series, including the recent Wars of the Roses Quartet. Darien is the first in his epic new fantasy series, The Empire of Salt.

Review

One of our finest historical novelists Daily Express Iggulden is in a class of his own Daily Mirror A master storyteller Sunday Express

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A master storyteller

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A brand-new dark fantasy series from the country's most daring historical novelist.

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2017
ISBN-10
071818646X
ISBN-13
9780718186463
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
352
Media
Book
Publication Date
2017-07-13
Author
C.F. Iggulden
Series
Empire Of Salt
Subtitle
Empire of Salt Book I
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade