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Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner
Swordspoint
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From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Thomas the Rhymer comes a witty and swashbuckling tale of swords and high society. Ellen Kushner builds fantasy out of history and romance out of medieval detail, creating an unforgettable tale of adventure, romance, and danger. "Intelligent,... show more
From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Thomas the Rhymer comes a witty and swashbuckling tale of swords and high society. Ellen Kushner builds fantasy out of history and romance out of medieval detail, creating an unforgettable tale of adventure, romance, and danger. "Intelligent, humorous and dramatic."--Publishers Weekly. Reissue.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307418357 (0307418359)
ASIN: B000XUDHHA
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Riverside Series (#1)
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Stewartry
Stewartry rated it
5.0 Swordspoint - magic, without, you know, magic
Swordspoint is something I’ve thought about rereading now and then, but never did – till I found its sequel, The Privilege of the Sword, at Books & Co., happily, and ordered the third book, written with Delia Sherman: The Fall of the Kings. This first book tells the tale of Richard St. Vier, who is ...
Kassan Warrad's Reviews
Kassan Warrad's Reviews rated it
3.5 Swordspoint
Authors are often told to write a story, than cut the first few chapters. The advice is meant to put the reader closer to the action and shear away the backstory. Such advice would have served Kushner well. Once you've trudged through the first eighty pages, Swordspoint casts you into a story full...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Swordspoint
It doesn't really feel like fantasy but it's not a bad read, something like 1610.
Reader's Discretion Advised
Reader's Discretion Advised rated it
0.0 Swordspoint
The fact that this is classified as speculative fiction kind of worries me...And "Riverside" always makes me think of "UC."Perils of growing up in California, I suppose...The non-blurb makes me unhappy. If I wanted to know what other people though, I would look up reviews. Stahp. I don't care what "...
Merle
Merle rated it
Swordspoint is an enjoyable book, if you enjoy the sorts of books where people scheme at garden parties. It’s fantasy in name only: set in an imagined world, but without magic or mythological beasts or supernatural elements of any sort. There’s a bit of dueling, but the crux of the plot depends on p...
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