The King's Blood (The Dagger and the Coin)
by Daniel Abraham
Cover Artist: Design: Kirk Benshoff
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316080774
Date: 22 May 2012 List Price $15.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: Geder Palliako's star is rising. He is a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the court. But storms from his past are gathering, and with them, a war that will change everything.
Cithrin bel Sarcour founded a powerful bank on stolen wealth, forged papers, and ready blades. Now every move she makes is observed, recorded, and controlled. Unless Cithrin can free herself from her gilded cage, the life she made will be for naught; war may provide just the opportunity she needs.
An apostate priest sees the hidden hand behind all: a long-buried secret of the dragon empire threatens everything humanity has built. An age of madness and death is on the way, with only a few doomed heroes to stand in its way.