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Shiang

Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
Series: Empire of Salt, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Shiang, by C. F. Iggulden, read by Daniel Weyman. 

If these stones could speak, they would call for war.

In Shiang, the young king rules without dissent. Mazer swordsmen stand watch on every corner, looking for the first sign of rebellion. This city is a place of quiet and slow dignity, like a man eating rice with a razor pressed against his throat. Yet with one sharp movement, order is overturned. The balance of centuries is undone in the sudden spill of blood - and in the darkness, something terrible returns to Shiang. 

Far to the west, four Shiang masters approach the city walls of Darien. The sword saint and his companions have crossed a continent to bring an old man home for punishment. They will not be denied, even if the whole city stands in their way. 

Two ancient cities. One final war.

©2018 C. F. Iggulden (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Fantastic new heroic fantasy

I can think of no higher praise than to say this series has strong echoes of David Gemmell’s Shannow and Drenai series.

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Slowburner

This trilogy takes time but once it warms up it cooks!
Onto the third book

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Masterpiece

It’s not very often the 2nd book of a trilogy out performs the first but Shaing bucks the trend.
An absolute masterpiece of a tale that will have you gripped from the beginning to the last word uttered. Wow!

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Great

I like the continuation from the first book although this one was a lot more fast pase.

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Brilliant sequel

Iggulden has found his feet with this sequel, colourful characters both new and returning make for great reading. The lore is also billed out somewhat, making the world even more intriguing. I’m definitely looking forward to book 3!

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  • neil
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  • 27-02-19

Sublime

This author does factual historical fiction stories brilliantly but when he gets to writing pure fiction the results are astonishing.

The plot is great but the characters are so good you invest emotion into their part in the book.

Sad I’ve finished it really.

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Very entertaining and fast moving

Not my usual thing but struggled to turn this off! Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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up there with the best

the master strikes again. Mr iggulden take a bow sir. couldn't press the stop button

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So disappointing<br />

Struggled to finish this one after enjoying the first book. I found the characters hard to care about and the story fairly flimsy.