'The Dragon's Path' the first book in the 'Dagger and the Coin' pentalogy put this series onto my favourites list. 'The King's Blood' moves it all the way to the top. Abraham builds upon what he started in 'The Dragon's Path' to deliver a feast of great characterisation and a plot that keeps you captivated from start to finish.
What I love about this series is that Abraham isn't trying to do something new or edgy, but writing a series full of all the things that make fantasy great. In that way it's a lot like Jordan's 'The Wheel of Time' for me. That's the end of the comparison as where Jordan's overall plot it basically a good versus evil story, Abraham disposes of the evil bad guys and just has people. Not grey, not white, not black, just plain old people doing what they do because it's who they are. Some of the characters do despicable things and some hold views that you won't agree with, but Abraham lets you decide on whether to like or hate them. For me, I love them all.
I could waffle on about what happens in the book, but the best thing I can say is just READ THIS SERIES!!! If you love all that is good about Fantasy, READ IT!! If you love great Characters, READ IT!! If you love compelling storytelling, READ IT!!