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The Widow's House THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGSLord 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 destructionClara 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 fallAnd 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 ➹ [Read] ➵ Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples, Second Edition By Jose L Tadeo ➼ – except for the heart of the one woman he desires As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show [PDF] ❤ Practical Research Methods in Education By Mike Lambert – he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destructionClara Kalliam [Download] ✤ On the Edge of the Empires (2nd - 4th C. Ce) Author Rocco Palermo – the loyal traitor ❮BOOKS❯ ✮ Prophecy, Behaviour and Change Author Gerald G Smale – is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become With her sons on all sides of the conflict [PDF / Epub] ★ Applied Econometrics By Chung-Ki Min – her house cannot stand ➹ [Download] ➵ Sea Serpents, Sailors, and Sceptics By Graham J. McEwan ➼ – but there is a power in choosing when and how to fallAnd in Porte Oliva ❮Reading❯ ➸ Neoliberal Structural Change and the Electricity Sector Author Lynne Chester – banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before [Reading] ➿ Values and Institutions in Health Research Regulation By Shawn H E Harmon – and that to save the world ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Fathering in Cultural Contexts Author Jaipaul L. Roopnarine – Cithrin must conquer it

10 thoughts on “The Widow's House

  1. Emma Emma says:

    I love this series, I really do This was the 4th of 5 I found this one to get off to a much faster start than the other volumes but possibly losing a little pace in the middle.A lot of readers of this book have been disappointed that there wasn t of Inys in the story, as I was initially but now I think that would have been a trap cleverly avoided by Abraham Afterall, Inys appearance is relatively late in the 5 book story and to have him come in and dominate well that would be a different fantasy story one that is quite common It would have ruined the balance between the Dagger and the Coin.Really excited to read the final book in the series later this month.Recommended but not unless you ve read the first three in the series.

  2. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    The Dagger and Coin series is still building up towards a final showdown between a world ruled by force the military expansion pushed forward by Geder Palliako and his fanatical priests and one ruled by commerce and negociated settlements where Cithrin Bel Sarcour fights to prove that banks are not parasites feeding on the blood of their hosts but engines of progress and purveyors of peace The mundane stories of trade against the grandiose epics of slaughter and war It struck her how deeply deceitful both narratives were The banks pretended that business was stable, reliable, and a bit dull The priests pretended that war was glorious And the kings and regents pretended they were in control of it all The theme was sketched early in the first volume, and so far the balance has inclined sistematically towards the military aggresion With only one volume left to conclude the series, I was expecting to see some developments to reduce the odds and offer a credible alternative to the tyrant s law, as one of the previous volume was aptly titled The solution is not only elegant, but also a great primer and analysis of banking history in our regular reality view spoiler When the banks run out of resources and want to gain complete control over one country s finances, they invent paper money and promisory notes to replace the reliable but rigid gold standard By making most of the population debtors to the bank, they now will hold them to ransom and impose the rules that will benefit them most Plus, the banks now have unlimited funds to arm and equip their own mercenary forces Buying and selling with letters of transfer seems new and frightening to them now, but in three, four, five years, it will be commonplace All of our partners and debtors will have been using them The throne will have backed them for years And when that happens, if that happens, we ve become the keepers of the king s debt If we re the king s debt, then we re the king in the same vein This is the greatest fraud in history This is a goldmine that will never run dry so long as there is ink hide spoiler

  3. Scott Hitchcock Scott Hitchcock says:

    Another great installment The plot has thickened and I cannot wait to read the last book Inys was the great addition to this book His causal arrogance and insouciant view of mankind was comedy gold I do wonder view spoiler Will Geder betray the priests at the end For the spiders to be wiped out will Kit be destroyed Clara, can she sacrifice Vicarian Will Inys rain down some destruction hide spoiler

  4. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    It hardly matters what path we ve walked to become what we are Whatever it was, we ve walked it I started Widow s House hoping it will tell me how an outcast widow works to bring down a tyranny from within It didn t But it s OK You know why Because as much as I love those Authors who meet my expectations, I love those who are able to surprise me even .And how easy it is to surprise in the 4th book of a series Not very so, I d say The characters are set, the world is revealed, the plots are in motion The repertoire of moves that could bring a frisson of excitement is at this point in a series quite limited And yet, Mr Abraham manages to introduce a game changer and then cleverly flops things over before the reader manages to even think about a knock out view spoiler yes, it s the dragon and the clever way of taking him out of equation hide spoiler

  5. Michael Pang Michael Pang says:

    A solid, but unspectacular installment in the Dagger and Coin series If a trilogy can suffer 2nd book syndrome, maybe a quintet can suffer 4th book syndrome I expect that this is merely the calm before the storm and we are in line for a strong finale.A love sick Geder Palliako would have been a nice touch for part of the book, but listening to him pine for Cithrin the entire book slowed the pacing of an otherwise dynamic character I mean, a super villain protagonist bent on conquering the world has to get out of bed, change out of the PJs and move on right An ancient and powerful fire breathing dragon who looks upon non dragons as peons and slaves is unearthed Game changer right Not if said dragon is also suffering from a severe bout of depression and literally refuses to stop sleeping.Characters are great as always The movement of the plot seemed to be a steady build up for the next book where we get to see the fates of Geder, Clara, Cithrin, Wester, etc decided.

  6. Nathan Nathan says:

    Fantasy Review Barn You follow four great books, and what do you get Pissed off at Gedar and a nation in debt.Finally the Coin comes out in the Dagger and the Coin This after all was the promise of the series the landscape of the conflict was to involve both violence and economic pressures How this would take place was anyone s guess but the hint of what was to come was there from the first time we met the banker s apprentice Cithrin And if our first big insight into how economics would take over the world came off a bit too Ayla like complex modern system dreamed into existence by one super character , well that is just fine by me.Because there is a bit of simplicity running through this series Part of its charm is how easy to read it is the first book certainly surprised me by seeming almost generic But things are building upon the blocks laid out in books past and suddenly things that seemed so simple at first are just the start of what we are reading The Dagger and the Coin has thus far never completely left the classic fantasy mold as in Euro centric Tolkien inspired , but it carefully steps outside the lines and as it has gone on I think I have said it before this is not a series that takes every trope and tries to break it Rather it tries to twist them so far around that they look almost normal again just with a little nagging feeling that we are being played with in some way.Book three, The Tyrant s Law, ended with a pretty mighty reveal so naturally that is where The Widow s House picks up The opponents of Geder have picked up a pretty nifty trick to use against him, if they think they can control it It is something they have to try though because Geder s march across the land seems unstoppable The spider priests have brought him victory after victory The story remains fairly simple from there Geder pushes his war and pines for the vision of love that he built in his mind Cithrin genuinely wants to do good but still struggles to control her own way and break the invisible chains the bank has placed on her Clara does what she can to keep her family safe and undermine Gedar And Marcus, who would be the main character in many series, fades to the background despite his adventures.Those little details are what make it all stand out though The, well let s call it a secret weapon, that Kit and Marcus found Turns out it made people over confident, led to an event that could have killed all hope But as failure seems inescapable a new hope is formed from it And our pitiful tyrant I know how nasty he can be, I SEE how nasty he can be, yet often times seeing things through his point of view almost makes me feel sorry for him Almost, but never will I be fooled again.I was right about one thing after book three, Clara continues to threaten to take over the entire series Both of Abraham s ongoing series have middle aged to elderly women that I can t wait to read about Clara is strong, resilient, and cunning She takes charge when she has to yet knows when to stay back Her sense of loyalty and duty is so much stronger than her husband s was in the first book She has become my favorite character, displacing both Cithrin and Master Kit for the title.This is a series that gets better and better It remains simple but subtle With its tight cast and focused stories lines it will never be the book that requires a binder full of notes to keep tract of but it is gaining in depth with every outing Each provides just a bit info about something that happened before, changing the perception of events each time If you are already reading the series, catch up This is another solid outing If you are not reading the series don t be intimidated the four books here are shorter than they look but page turners to the last You will be caught up in no time.4 StarsReview copy provided by the publisher.

  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    I feel like the time for me to realize this series wasn t for me was back after book one or two, but I can t quit now because I only have ONE book left and that would sit in the back of my brain gnawing with tiny teeth for the rest of my life, so I must finish this series even though I already know it s not for me So Take my review with a grain of mountain sized salt.I still can t figure out why this series doesn t resonate with me I should probably just call it a day, and sum it up by saying that some books just don t mesh with some readers But the truth is that something prevented me from becoming emotionally attached to these characters from the get go, and now that we re four books in, the time is long past where the book should have to win me over to liking them At this point, I should be in it with them, waiting eagerly to hear how things turn out for them, how they end up But I just don t care Listening to this series has become an exercise in emotional detachment.Except for the bits with the dragon in I genuinely loved all those bits, and my emotional engagement in the scenes where Inys was present made me wish rather earnestly that I liked the rest of the story as much But seriously, the thing with the dragons here is so cool In this world, dragons were the first sentient beings, and they created humanity, which here is made not just of regular old humans which they call First Bloods , but twelve other tribes of humanity that include everything from mer creatures the Drowned to humans with horns the Yemu , and pale wraith like slender things Cinnae But the dragons died out ages ago in a mysterious war Last book, one of the main characters woke Inys, the last dragon, and his whole thing this book is stomping around and being angry It was very entertaining.Not sure when I ll get to the last book Ideally, I d like to finish this series by the end of the year, just to finally have it be done And I probably won t read any stand alone Daniel Abraham fantasy, though I continue to be obsessed with his work as one half of the pseudonym James S.A Corey.

  8. Myke Cole Myke Cole says:

    I ve written before that Abraham s experience as a protege of Martin is plain in his work His epic style, his ensemble cast, his multiple POVs all evoke what s best about ASOIAF But I ve also said that Abraham corrects many of the mistakes his mentor makes, avoiding the sprawl and story creep that makes the later ASOIAF books so drifting The Widow s House continues this amazing epic tradition, marking Abraham as one of the best voices in epic fantasy It is an absolute crime that a book as well characterized and plotted as this one, with such evocative prose and dialogue, hasn t achieved the same level of fame as Martin s work It deserves that and .

  9. Rob Rob says:

    Executive Summary While not quite as good as The Tyrant s Law, another solid book that sets things up nicely for the final book.Audio book Pete Bradbury once again gives a great performance, making audio the best way to do this series in my opinion Full Review Well dammit I ve enjoyed this series so much that now I ve caught up and have to wait a year or for the next and final book Thankfully unlike some other authors it seems like I won t have to wait too long for the conclusion, and that will definitely be a release day read for me.Once again this is a very character driven story that focuses on economics and politics than magic and battles There is a lot of fighting going on, but we usually only see the before or the after and very little fighting Similarly there is magic, but it s all very hand wavy and not well fleshed out In fact one of the characters wonders why so many practitioners make their money by doing tricks and aren t utilized in fighting only to be told that conjuring fire isn t nearly as effective in the long term as a bow and arrow.I liked this book a little less than the last one however I think it s partially due to Clara s chapters for the first half of the book She felt like a camera than an important character For awhile I was wondering why exactly she was doing what she was, but by the end it made sense and I she might have regained her status as my favorite character.Meanwhile Marcus s chapters are probably are probably the most interesting Anyone who finished the last book should be able to guess why that is.This book really highlights the differences of obtaining power by using military might and money The title Dagger and Coin was well chosen by Mr Abraham as we see both approaches to gaining power and attempts to bring about peace and order.I really enjoy this series, which should be obvious if you look at how quickly I ve listened to it It s nice to have a fantasy series that feels realistic without being grimdark Plus I really enjoy the characters and the importance of money not being glossed over or relegated to minor subplot If my last 3 reviews haven t convinced you, hopefully this one will to catch up with the series before the final book comes out.

  10. Emelia Emelia says:

    RTCThank you book Gods..Abraham has 1 book in the series Bring on the Spider Priest muah ha hahahahahaha

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