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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

‘Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun’ – SFX

‘Parker’s settings and characterisations never miss a beat’ – Library Journal

K. J. Parker’s new novel is the remarkable tale of the siege of a walled city, and the even more remarkable man who had to defend it.

A siege is approaching, and the city has little time to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all.

To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan. A colonel of engineers, Orhan has far more experience with bridge-building than battles, is a cheat and a liar, and has a serious problem with authority. He is, in other words, perfect for the job.

Sixteen Ways To Defend a Walled City is the story of Orhan, son of Siyyah Doctus Felix Praeclarissimus, and his history of the Great Siege, written down so that the deeds and sufferings of great men may never be forgotten.

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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: 11th April 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356506739

Reviews

Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting
GUARDIAN on THE COMPANY
Parker's acerbic wit and knowledge of human nature are a delight to read
RT BOOK REVIEWS
Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun
SFX
There's a mordant wit to the workings of Parker's mind
TIME OUT
Parker's skilful control of pacing, expert rendering of characters, and subtle sense of humour add depth and believability
LIBRARY JOURNAL
One of fantasy's premier voices
SFX
An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge . . . An action-packed adventure
STARBURST on the Fencer trilogy
Assassins, emperors, generals, rogues, farmboys-turned-hero - all the trappings of epic fantasy . . . [and] all the complexity you could ever desire
PORNOKITSCH