Speaking Bones Is Out!
The conclusion of the Dandelion Dynasty is now available.
At long last, the concluding volume of The Dandelion Dynasty, Speaking Bones, is available. Published by Saga Press in North America and Head of Zeus in the UK and the Commonwealth, you can grab it from your favorite physical or online retailer.
I’m beyond excited. The road through Dara has been long and winding, and it’s hard to believe that we’re finally approaching the end. (The obstacles that had to be overcome during its ten-year composition would make a fine saga by themselves.) Thank you for accompanying me on this voyage—really, your good cheer and support have kept me going far more than you can know—and I hope you find this last leg moving and delightful in equal measure.
Dara will always be my second home, and may it be yours as well. It is your imagination, no less than mine, that brings it and its people, heroes and villains, thanes and engineers, teachers and students, litigators and soldiers, monks and princesses, the native-born and newcomers, the Blossom Gang and the Dyran Fins … to life.
Get the book and read — and then come back and tell me about what you found in Dara!
May you always take the most interesting path.
The concluding book of The Dandelion Dynasty begins immediately after the events of The Veiled Throne, in the middle of two wars on two lands among three people separated by an ocean yet held together by the invisible strands of love.
Harried by Lyucu pursuers, Princess Théra and Pékyu Takval try to reestablish an ancestral dream even as their hearts grow in doubt. The people of Dara continue to struggle against the genocidal Lyucu as both nations vacillate between starkly contrasting visions for their futures. Even the gods cannot see through the Wall of Storms, for only mortal hearts can decide mortal fates.
Award-winning author Ken Liu fulfills the covenants first laid out a decade ago in a series delving deep into the connection between national myths and national constitutions in this ambitious, “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR).