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K.J. Parker
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 8 months ago
Strong world-building, a few surprises, an original main character but delivered at a pace that dragged. There's a lot to like in this book. It creates a credible empire, with a rich history and a believable social structure. It makes clever use of pre-industrial military technology and military...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it 9 months ago
I've read some of this author's books before and happened across this one at the library while I was browsing - to be honest, I was attracted as much by the fact that it was a standalone novel as the plot itself. The basic premise: our protagonist, Orhan, is an engineer who is now in charge of a r...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
“’I’ve done a lot of bad things.’‘Define bad.’He looked at me, then nodded. ‘A lot of illegal things,’ he amended. ‘I’ve told a lot of lies, defrauded a lot of people out of money, cheated, stolen. Never killed anyone—’ I cleared my throat. ‘Deliberately,’ he amended, ‘except in self-defense.’‘That’...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
The main character, Gignomai met'Oc, is as memorable as was Bassianus Severus. Gignomai is the youngest member of a sentenced family of exiles on account of the political betrayal of an aristocratic family and he's clearly different from his relatives - he does not enjoy the birth privileges due to ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin: “It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no m...
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