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Sharps

Sharps

‘[Sharps] is a ripping good adventure yarn, laced with frequent barbed witticisms and ace sword fighting… Parker’s settings and characterizations never miss a beat, and the intricate political interplay of intrigue is suspenseful almost to the last page.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘This is another splendid offering from K.J. Parker, the (pseudonymous) British fantasist who seems incapable of writing in anything but top form.’ – Locus

For the first time in nearly forty years, an uneasy truce has been called between two neighbouring kingdoms. The war has been long and brutal, fought over the usual things: resources, land, money . . .

Now, there is a chance for peace. Diplomatic talks have begun and with them, the games of skill and chance. Two teams of fencers represent their nations at this pivotal moment.

When the future of the world lies balanced on the point of a rapier, one misstep could mean ruin for all.

Books by K.J. Parker:

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

Scavenger Trilogy
Shadow
Pattern
Memory

Engineer Trilogy
Devices and Desires
Evil for Evil
The Escapement

Saloninus
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

Novels
The Company
The Folding Knife
The Hammer
Sharps
Savages
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
My Beautiful Life
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 5th July 2012

Price: £15.99

ISBN-13: 9781841499260

Reviews

Packed with sharp edges and provocative points, Sharps may be the book that fantasy readers have been waiting for . . . the long-awaited gateway drug to Parker's entire world
Pornokitsch
Sharps is a book of subtly, nuance and rather fun adventure that is masterfully executed. And it only gets better the more you think about it . . . Any fan of fantasy that is looking for more than the traditional absolutely needs to be reading her work.
Nethspace
[Sharps] is a ripping good adventure yarn, laced with frequent barbed witticisms and ace sword fighting... Parker's settings and characterizations never miss a beat, and the intricate political interplay of intrigue is suspenseful almost to the last page.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Astonishingly good
RT BOOK REVIEWS
Packed with sharp edges and provocative points, Sharps may be the book that fantasy readers have been waiting for . . . the long-awaited gateway drug to Parker's entire world
PORNOKITSCH
Sharps is a book of subtly, nuance and rather fun adventure that is masterfully executed. And it only gets better the more you think about it . . . Any fan of fantasy that is looking for more than the traditional absolutely needs to be reading her work.
NETHSPACE