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The Privilege of the Sword - Ellen Kushner
The Privilege of the Sword
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Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power in the city's ballroom, brothels and boudoirs. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred country girl versed in the rules of conventional society. Her mistake is thinking that they apply. For Katherine's... show more
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power in the city's ballroom, brothels and boudoirs. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred country girl versed in the rules of conventional society. Her mistake is thinking that they apply. For Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, aka the Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here—and to him, rules are made to be broken. When Alec decides it would be more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to marriage, her world changes forever. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to navigate a maze of secrets and scoundrels and to gain the self-discovery that comes to those who master: the privilege of the sword.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553382686 (0553382683)
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: Riverside Series (#2)
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Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 The Privilege of the Sword - Ellen Kushner
It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me that the previous book in these series (Swordspoint) is one of my favourite books, one of the ones that I come back to and re-read on a regular basis. It was one of the first books I came across within the SFF genre that had a relationship between two m...
imyril
imyril rated it
5.0 The Privilege of the Sword
The Privilege of the Sword offers a more complex ride (in some respects) to predecessor Swordspoint. Lady Katherine is young and naive, her noble family impoverished purely because her wicked uncle (the Mad Duke Tremontaine) has tied her mother's inheritance up in frivolous lawsuits. When he offers ...
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it
3.0 The Privilege of the Sword
man these books don't age well
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it
3.0 The Privilege of the Sword
man these books don't age well
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it
4.0 The Privilege of the Sword
Be honest: have you ever fantasized about your previously unknown, aristocratic, super-duper-wacky-cool uncle taking you, his niece, under his wing and teaching you swordplay? And using the subsequent skills to defend yourself and your friends from the villainous creeps of the world?Your secret drea...
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