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The Proof House

The Proof House

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

‘Action-packed adventure … An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge’ – STARBURST

COLOURS IN THE STEEL and THE BELLY OF THE BOW, the first two volumes of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE PROOF HOUSE is the final volume in K.J. Parker’s brilliant Fencer Trilogy.

After years spent in the saps under the defences of the apparently impregnable city of Ap’ Iscatoy, Bardas Loredan, sometime fencer-at-law and the betrayed defender of the famed Triple City, is suddenly a hero of the Empire. His reward is a boring administrative job in a backwater, watching armour tested to destruction in the Proof House. But the fall of Ap’ Iscatoy has opened up unexpected possibilities for the expansion of the Empire into the land of the Plains people, and Bardas Loredan is the one man Temrai the Great, King of the Plains tribes, fears the most…

The powerful and gripping final volume in The Fencer Trilogy, now reissued with a stunning new cover style.

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: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780748113910

Reviews

There's a mordant wit to the workings of Parker's mind
TIME OUT
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
A massively enjoyable adventure
BLACK TEARS
Action-packed adventure ... An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge
STARBUST