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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748108916

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 4th September 2008

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘Definitely on of the most entertaining and ultimately satisfying reads that I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy during the past few years.’ – THE ALIEN ONLINE

‘This is exactly what the fantasy genre needs. Mature, confident prose from a talented writer…compelling, assured, intelligent – five stars’ – SFX

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.

The brilliant final volume in K.J. Parker’s page-turning and ground-breaking fantasy trilogy.

Books by K.J. Parker:

Fencer Trilogy
The Colours in the Steel
The Belly of the Bow
The Proof House

Scavenger Trilogy

Engineer Trilogy
Devices and Desires
Evil for Evil
The Escapement

Blue and Gold
The Devil You Know

Two of Swords
The Two of Swords: Part 1
The Two of Swords: Part 2
The Two of Swords: Part 3

The Company
The Folding Knife
The Hammer
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
My Beautiful Life


...indescribably addictive. I can heartily recommend both Shadow and Pattern to fantasy connoisseurs who prefer a little more bite from their fiction .Do try this most excellent of sagas. I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
I turned the last page and read the last paragraph with a sense of genuine regret, knowing that I had reached the end of a quite magnificent tale, an act of literature that really ought to be ranked as one of the most accomplished in this or any other genre.
This is exactly what the fantasy genre needs. Mature, confident prose from a talented writer...compelling, assured, intelligent - five stars