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The Widow's House (The Dagger and the Coin series Book 4) (edition 2014)
by Daniel Abraham (Author)
The Widow's House by Daniel Abraham
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the series takes an interesting turn as Clara, who once played the socialite wife of an aristocrat in this intriguing epic fantasy series, reshapes her life to play a deep-undercover spy. her thought processes in making this turn are quite interesting, and in Book Four of Five, this remaking allows for a significant rethinking of the differences between a war and a malign reshaping of the whole world. ( )
When I started this series, I thought it was four books long, and all four books were in existence. I am not certain how I got that impression since it is not true, and now I am stuck waiting for Book Five. Damn. Still imagining Geder as a Men's Rights Activist.
Another great story
Awesome book. Great detail and always kept you wanting more. Can't wait for the next book. Could not have expected anymore.
After three books of denouement, "The Dagger and the Coin" series finally shifts into an extra gear. All Abraham's pieces are in place, his characters have gained knowledge of themselves and the threats they're facing, and everything begins to accelerate toward the finish line.
There are a few moments in the book that strain suspension of disbelief a little bit, especially a scheme the character Cithrin comes up with near the end that's very clever but also not entirely grounded in foreshadowing. It makes sense for modern readers, but even for a character as clever with finance as Cithrin it seems a bit of a stretch.
But it's a great development for a series about banking (as well as epistemology) so I'll let it ride. Looking forward to the conclusion.
The Widow's House suffered from a dragging middle as Abraham's put pieces in place for the concluding volume(s) of the series. Not a bad book, just a bit long in parts.
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"THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall. And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must conquer it"--
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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