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    • ISBN:9780356504100
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2015
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Legends and Liars

The Duellists: Book Two

By Julia Knight

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The second book in the Duellist's trilogy - a fast-paced adventure from one of the most exciting new British talents in fantasy

Vocho and Kacha are brother and sister, and between them they've got quite a reputation. They were once known for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes. The only problem is, ever since they were thrown out of the Duellist's Guild for accidentally killing a man they were sworn to protect, it seems everyone wants them dead. Including a dark magician whose plans they recently scuppered . . .

Now Vocho and Kacha are in the midst of an uneasy truce, not sure whether to trust each other, or anyone else for that matter. What's more, the sinister magician is rumoured to have returned. Now he knows who was behind the failure of his last plan, he's determined to put a stop to Vocho and Kacha permanently.

And this time, the flash of steel may not be enough to save them.

Biographical Notes

Julia Knight is married with two children, and lives with the world's daftest dog that is shamelessly ruled by the writer's obligatory three cats. She lives in Sussex, UK and when not writing she likes motorbikes, watching wrestling or rugby, killing pixels in MMOs and is incapable of being serious for more than five minutes in a row.

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  • ISBN: 9780356504094
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Orbit
After a promising start, Knight brings everything to a nice boil for the middle part of this trilogy; Legends and Liars moves fast, and possibly goes further than you'd think. But it also amply demonstrates why Knight can resolve things you might have thought she'd save for the end. The world and situation are detailed and complicated enough that everything our protagonists (and their enemies, allies and more ambiguous companions) do winds up spiralling into new problems and wrinkles. After a promising start and a thrilling middle, it'll be interesting to see how this series ends. — RT Book Reviews
With roguish highwaymen and all the intrigue of a bloody revolution, this book will keep you guessing until the end. I can't wait to read the sequel! — Anne Lyle, author of THE ALCHEMIST OF SOULS on SWORDS AND SCOUNDRELS
As Knight launches her Duellists trilogy, she skillfully reveals the backstories of the siblings and Egimont, and how Reyes has come to the brink of revolution, illuminating a complex and intriguing world. The accelerating pacing as the present and past converge will hold readers in suspense and eager for the next two books, which will be released in November and December. — BOOKLIST on SWORDS AND SCOUNDRELS
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