From the daring and critically acclaimed master of historical fiction Conn Iggulden, DARIEN is the first book in the Empire of Salt, an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination . . . TWELVE FAMILIES. ONE THRONE. 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.Welcome to the Empire of Salt, where sword and sorcery is at its finest . . . 'A master storyteller' Sunday Express 'Iggulden is in a class of his own' Daily Mirror 'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/07/2017
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780718186463
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