The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham is Book 1 in The Dagger and The Coin series. Some of you may know this author from his The Long Price Quartet (Book 1 A Shadow in Summer), or as half the writing team, published under James S. A. Corey, for Levithan Wakes (the other half being author Ty Franck).
For me, The Dragon’s Path is my first Daniel Abraham book – even tho he has been on my list for some time because so many folks recommend his work. Thanks to Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings for hosting a read along, or group read, of The Dragon’s Path.
Now, setting up a schedule was a little tricky as there are not numbered chapters and the chapter titles are characters’ names. Carl did divide the book up into quarters using a paperback book. In his words, here is the schedule:
Read pages 1 to 137 (print book), ending with the chapter entitled Dawson that begins, “The King’s Hunt pressed through…”
Discussion/Questions for this section will go live Friday, July 12th, hosted by me [Stainless Steel Droppings].
Read pages 138 to 283 (print book). This section begins with a chapter entitled Cithrin that starts “The dragon’s roads behind them…” and ends with a chapter entitled Geder which begins “A riot?”
Discussion/Questions for this section will go live Friday, July 19th, hosted by Two Dudes in an Attic.
Read pages 284 to 424 (print book). This section begins with a chapter entitled Cithrin that starts “Word of the destruction…” and ends with a chapter entitled Geder which starts “Geder couldn’t say exactly…”
Discussion/Questions for this section will go live Friday, July 27th, hosted by Kailana.
Read pages 425 through to the end. This section begins with a chapter entitled Dawson which begins “Summer in Osterling Fells.”
Discussion/Questions for this section will go live Friday, August 3rd, hosted by Mihai.
Carl has set up a group on GoodReads to capture all the fun. Anyone can join in, because Carl is cool like that. So, if you don’t have a blog, or perhaps you read this book last year but still want to discuss it, hop over to The Dragon’s Path Group on GoodReads to join in.
Right now, I am thinking that I will throw up a weekly post with the discussion questions and point to the GoodReads group, but we’ll see what happens. Summer on the farm is wicked busy.