From the author of the critically acclaimed Dominion of the Fallen trilogy comes a tale of dragons, and Fallen angels—and also kissing, sarcasm and stabbing.
Lunar New Year should be a time for familial reunions, ancestor worship, and consumption of an unhealthy amount of candied fruit.
But when dragon prince Thuan brings home his brooding and ruthless husband Asmodeus for the New Year, they find not interminable family gatherings, but a corpse outside their quarters. Asmodeus is thrilled by the murder investigation; Thuan, who gets dragged into the political plotting he’d sworn off when he left, is less enthusiastic.
It’ll take all of Asmodeus’s skill with knives, and all of Thuan’s diplomacy, to navigate this one—as well as the troubled waters of their own relationship….
A sparkling standalone book set in a world of dark intrigue.
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders
Aliette de Bodard
Published: 7th July 2020
Rep: Vietnamese bi mc, gay side character
5 Reasons to Read this Book
ARC kindly provided by author
One. If you haven’t read any of Dominion of the Fallen (which, firstly, why not??), this is a good, short introduction into that world (that you don’t need to read the whole series for). And it will definitely make you want to read even more. Which you should. Right away. Hurry up.
Two. It’s literally about a fallen angel and his dragon husband (or more vice versa because the dragon husband is the main character) solving a murder. What about that description does not grab you?
Three. It’s a really good murder mystery. And I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for really good murder mysteries.
Four. Can I say do it for Thuan? Because you should absolutely do it for Thuan. He deserves his own bulletpoint. (I mean, so does Asmodeus really, but yeah.)
Five. And finally, if you want a book you can devour within a few hours, well. Look no further.