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The Belly Of The Bow

The Belly Of The Bow

‘One of the most entertaining fantasy debuts in recent years… incredibly vivid, refreshing, fun, thoughtful, absorbing.’ – SFX

‘There’s a mordant wit to the workings of Parker’s mind’ – Time Out

The city of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the man who was supposed to save it, is now living on the Island – a recluce, living apart from his family in the mountains, with only a young apprentice for company. His life as a fencer-at-law is over. Instead, Loredon spends his days perfecting the art of bow-making.

But his isolation will not last forever; and when the Island comes under attack, his skills as a soldier and general are once again called upon.

COLOURS IN THE STEEL, Volume One of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE BELLY OF THE BOW confirms that rich promise and establishes K. J. Parker in the top rank of writers.

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 November 2009

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780748113927

Reviews

Assassins, emperors, generals, rogues, farmboys-turned-hero - all the trappings of epic fantasy . . . [and] all the complexity you could ever desire
PORNOKITSCH
A massively enjoyable adventure
BLACK TEARS
One of fantasy's premier voices
SFX
From the first page, it has style, humour and pace all its own, and develops rapidly into one of the most entertaining fantasy debuts in recent years...Refreshing, fun, thoughtful, different, absorbing
SFX
Parker's skilful control of pacing, expert rendering of characters, and subtle sense of humour add depth and believability
LIBRARY JOURNAL