The Blind King's Wrath

by Ashok K. Banker

Returning to Ashok K. Banker’s Burnt Empire Saga for the climactic end of a series that the Los Angeles Times called “vividly evocative.”

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780358451341
  • ISBN-10: 0358451345
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication Date: 05/03/2022
  • Carton Quantity: 1

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    Returning to Ashok K. Banker’s Burnt Empire Saga for the climactic end of a series that the Los Angeles Times called “vividly evocative.”

    Since the events of Upon a Burning Throne, this story has been climbing towards a climax, leading to Krushni’s plan for vengeance against her father, Jarsun, and culminating in a wedding contest in Gwannland. Guru Dronas, bent on erasing Gwannland from existence, is in attendance. Accompanying him are the Seth and the Krushan Hundred—sons of Adri, emperor of the Burnt Empire—and Jarsun.

    The five children of Shvate, who was murdered by Jarsun, are also present and eager to avenge their father’s death. The stakes are high as the participants put their talents on display. But when the situation escalates into an all-out battle, Jarsun springs a surprise: The greatest army ever assembled is at their doorstep. Valiant Krushni and her allies are vastly outnumbered and outmatched.

    However, Krushni and Guru Vessa, her mentor, have a few surprises of their own. All of the significant players in the empire are ready to compete. The bloody cycle of vengeance that began in Upon a Burning Throne and continued in A Dark Queen Rises climaxes in a thrilling, epic battle in this trilogy’s conclusion.
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    "Demigods, gods, sages, and monsters of all kinds make the world of the novel a complex and fascinating place to inhabit. With fantastical creatures and settings, the politics of the novel are that much more layered. Readers who enjoyed the S.A. Chakraborty's Daevabad Trilogy and Ken Liu’s ongoing Dandelion Dynasty will enjoy the complexity of story and setting of this saga.” 





    A sweeping and compelling epic, in which gods, demigods, strange powers, seers, and just plain humans all struggle for power and to make sense of their lives and fate in a world where one is never sure anything is either certain or what it appears to be.”  

    —L. E. Modesitt Jr., best-selling author of The Saga of Recluce and the Imager Portfolio series

    “[An] epic fantasy world full of constantly warring tribes, matriarchal societies, powerful sages that pop out of lakes, and the gods and goddesses very close to all the action. In this rich environment, various perspectives from the vast cast of characters are used to tell this immersive story from the internationally best-selling Banker.”   

    Booklist, starred review 


    “Readers will hardly be able to pull themselves away from the layered story lines and well-developed characters . . . set in a vivid world inspired by India and the Middle East, mythology and monarchy, filled with enticing narration and action.”   

    Library Journal, starred review  


    “Ambitious and highly readable . . . Banker (the Ramayana series) impressively depicts the loyalties and rivalries of a huge cast while moving his enormous story at cinematic pace through scales personal, political, and cosmic . . . Fans of doorstopper epic fantasy will devour this tale of gods and princes.”  

    Publishers Weekly 


    Upon A Burning Throne is a tale told with masterful control over the narrative. The pace never slackens and the story is never offered up at the altar of world-building details. Upon A Burning Throne is undoubtedly a compelling read—it is one of those ‘on-the-edge-of-your-seat’ novels which keeps the reader hooked right till the end. I would, therefore, recommend it to all lovers of fiction.”  

    A Hindu’s View