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K. J. Parker



K. J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. He was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.
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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

K. J. Parker
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The powerful new novel from World Fantasy Award-winner K. J. Parker and the start of a sweeping new epic fantasy series.A siege is approaching, and the City has little time left to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy have sworn to slaughter them all.Their only chance rests with a colonel of engineers - a despised outsider, a genius, a master of military and political strategy with the wrong colour skin. He is the City's only hope. But nobody, rich or poor, wants to take orders from a jumped-up Milkface. Saving the City from itself might be more difficult than surviving the coming siege.

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The Two of Swords: Volume Three

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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The Two of Swords: Volume Two

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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The Two of Swords: Volume One

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

World Fantasy Award-winning fantasy author K. J. Parker delivers his most ambitious work yet - the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes.A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no one knows how it will end. Except, perhaps, the Two of Swords.

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Sharps

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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The Hammer

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

The colony was founded seventy years ago. The plan was originally to mine silver, but there turned out not to be any.Now an uneasy peace exists on the island, between the colonists and the once-noble met'Oc, a family in exile on a remote stronghold for their role in a vaguely remembered civil war. The met'Oc are tolerated, in spite of occasional cattle stealing raids, since they alone possess the weapons considered necessary protection in the event of the island's savages becoming hostile.Intelligent, resourceful, and determined, Gignomai is the youngest brother in the current generation of met'Oc. He is about to realise exactly what is expected of him; and what it means to defy his family.

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The Folding Knife

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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Evil For Evil

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

The engineer Ziani Vaatzes designed and built a war. Thousands died as a consequence of his elaborate plan.The civil servant Manuo Psellus took the decision that started the war. The very foundations of his world are now threatened.The ruler Duke Valens brought the war on himself. Now he must decide whether to sacrifice his country to save his people.They embarked on the war for their own reasons, but as it takes on a life of its own they find they've become components in their own machine. And the machine, it seems, has one purpose: to render evil for evil.

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Devices And Desires

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance - one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake.But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others ...In a compelling tale of intrigue and injustice, K. J. Parker's embittered hero takes up arms against his enemies, using the only weapons he has left to him: his ingenuity and his passion - his devices and desires.

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The Escapement

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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Colours In The Steel

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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The Belly Of The Bow

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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The Proof House

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

COLOURS IN THE STEEL and THE BELLY OF THE BOW, the first two volumes of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE PROOF HOUSE is the final volume in K.J. Parker's brilliant Fencer Trilogy.After years spent in the saps under the defences of the apparently impregnable city of Ap' Iscatoy, Bardas Loredan, sometime fencer-at-law and the betrayed defender of the famed Triple City, is suddenly a hero of the Empire. His reward is a boring administrative job in a backwater, watching armour tested to destruction in the Proof House. But the fall of Ap' Iscatoy has opened up unexpected possibilities for the expansion of the Empire into the land of the Plains people, and Bardas Loredan is the one man Temrai the Great, King of the Plains tribes, fears the most...Look out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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The Company

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker
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Pattern

K. J. Parker
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Memory

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

In a world he did not know, Poldarn's future was uncertain. Pursued by invisible enemies, and haunted by the demons of his past, he trusted no one - not even himself. He thought that he might have found some answers on the island he thought to be his childhood home ... but instead he has found only the rumour of a past in darkness.But now Poldarn has at last discovered the truth of his terrifying origins ... and that truth may be more than he - or anyone - can bear.

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Shadow

K. J. Parker
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K. J. Parker

A man wakes in the wilderness, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. The only clues to his former existence lie in his apparent skill with a sword and the fragmented dreams that permeate his sleep.Alone in a hostile world he moves from village to village, masquerading as a god to obtain food and shelter. But the shadow of his past pursues him relentlessly. It whispers to him a riddle far more complex than he could ever have imagined - and a truth he may not wish to believe.Look out for more information about this book and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk