Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Dandelion Dynasty Book 3: 'The Veiled Throne' By Ken Liu Gets A Tremendously Beautiful Official Cover

After five long years author Ken Liu finally graces us with the third installment of The Dandelion Dynasty series. Titled The Veiled Throne, I almost thought this book is not coming at all, considering the first and second books only have a year of gap in between them.

It's a good thing that this fear of mine has no basis at all as new details and updates are surfacing online that will make any fan excited. First up is the extremely quaint and beautiful official cover which you can see below, then a synopsis, and then finally a release date, which I hope is set in stone despite the current pandemic situation.

Check out the official cover of The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu.

The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu


With the invasion of Dara complete, and the Wall of Storms breached, the world has opened to new possibilities for the gods and peoples of both empires as the sweeping saga of the award-winning Dandelion Dynasty continues in this third book of the “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR).

Princess Théra, once known as Empress Üna of Dara, entrusted the throne to her younger brother in order to journey to Ukyu-Gondé to war with the Lyucu. She has crossed the fabled Wall of Storms with a fleet of advanced warships and ten thousand people. Beset by adversity, Théra and her most trusted companions attempt to overcome every challenge by doing the most interesting thing. But is not letting the past dictate the present always possible or even desirable?

In Dara, the Lyucu leadership as well as the surviving Dandelion Court bristle with rivalries as currents of power surge and ebb and perspectives spin and shift. Here, parents and children, teachers and students, Empress and Pékyu, all nurture the seeds of plans that will take years to bloom. Will tradition yield to new justifications for power?

Everywhere, the spirit of innovation dances like dandelion seeds on the wind, and the commoners, the forgotten, the ignored begin to engineer new solutions for a new age.

Ken Liu returns to the series that draws from a tradition of the great epics of our history from the Aeneid to the Romance on the Three Kingdoms and builds a new tale unsurpassed in its scope and ambition.

The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu will be released on June 29, 2021.