Shiang: Empire of Salt by C.F. Iggulden

Become one of the first to read the second book in the bestselling Empire of Salt trilogy the epic fantasy series, and pre-order today. 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. Discover where it all began in Darien the first book in Empire of Salt.

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