About the book:
Conn Iggulden is back with the spellbinding second instalment in the Empire of Salt trilogy.
The city of Shiang stands at the edge of a shattered empire. A single family keeps order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change.
Ambitious leaders sense a chance to carve out empires of their own. Men nearer at hand speak in whispers of war and the destruction of a great city to the west - Darien.
And on the great road between Shiang and Darien, bands of mercenaries and deserters restlessly wait for the time to launch their attack on the empire's land.
READ AN EXTRACT from Shiang: Empire of Salt 2 .