Joe Howe's Reviews > The King's Blood

The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
M_50x66
's review
Jun 01, 12

Read from May 22 to June 01, 2012


Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The King's Blood.
sign in »

Comments (showing 1-1)




dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Joe (new) - added it

Joe Howe A little introduction: this is the second book in a series that uses renaissance financial history and some simple aspects of post-modernism to frame the fantasy conceit, but the real pleasure is in the characterizations of Cithra and Geder. These two main characters are fascinating precisely because they are small souls, a banker's ward and a prince's regent respectively, contrasted against the larger ideas that have become snared on them. The pleasure of this particular book is in seeing those characters grow and attract worthy antagonists even as the larger more philosophical themes develop complexity. The style is frequently compared to Martin and that's largely accurate. I recommend the series to fantasy fans or people who want to see a more out there take on historical fiction.


back to top