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Summary

The epic conclusion to The Dagger and The Coin series, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin.

Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent conflict of all against all.

In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester, and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world.

For more from Daniel Abraham, check out:

The Dagger and the Coin
The Dragon's Path
The King's Blood
The Tyrant's Law
The Widow's House

©2016 Daniel Abraham (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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  • tjs390
  • 26-08-22

So Good!

This is a review of Daniel Abraham's "Dagger & the Coin" series, not just of The Spider's War. Mr. Abraham's characters are richly three-dimensional and interesting, and I cared about what happened to them right out of the gate. Even the arch-villains were sympathetic to a degree, which was refreshing in a genre where often the bad guys are just boring.

I found the story - and the story-telling - both complex and rich without unnecessary or jarring plot convolutions that some authors use to move the story forward. Pete Bradbury is now one of my favorite voice actors; his voicing, modulations, inflections, and tones were just right for each character. I never wondered who was speaking at any given time.

All in all, if you're a fan of fantasy epic series where the story is compelling, the characters are believable, and the narration keeps you absorbed, then this series, The Dagger & the Coin, could be right up your alley.

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  • Brenda Spiva
  • 29-07-22

A really great series!

This series was fun to read. The characters had depth, the plot had enough tension to hold interest, and the vulgarities kept to a modest level. There are atrocities that occur so don't misunderstand. However, the violence is not gratuitous.

This is a good read and well worth the credits for each book in the series. Go for it!

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  • diego
  • 21-05-22

a great ending

every storyline came together and got resolved without feeling forced. there were some loose ends that feel realistic and not like a parable

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  • Stephanie D. Hammer
  • 21-04-22

Superb Finish to This Awesome Series

I never expected to get pulled into this series like I did. Strong, compex characterizations and intricate, consistent plotting. Well done!

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  • wstreckfus
  • 03-01-22

Fun read

This fifth book in the series ties up all plot lines in a very satisfying manner.

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  • Gamgee Girl
  • 02-09-21

Lovely series

Each book in the series get more endearing AND more exciting! Truly enjoyed this series. I'm already looking forward to listening to it again, in the not distant future, so I can really savor the characters now that I know how they will grow (or not, as the case may be!).