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The Privilege of the Sword - Community Reviews back

by Ellen Kushner
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Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
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 3 years ago
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 years ago
man these books don't age well
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it 3 years ago
man these books don't age well
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 3 years ago
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...
suzemo
suzemo rated it 4 years ago
I purchased this book first, then realized that it was the second in the series thanks to Neil Gaiman's intro, and listened to the first one before moving along to this one. I don't know how necessary it really was, as the main characters in the first book are only secondary characters here (and not...
My reads
My reads rated it 5 years ago
Finally got around to read this one. Been meaning to do it for years. Should have done it when I still remembered the events in Swordspoint a bit better. But it still worked quite well. Katherine was a pleasant heroine and her journey was a pleasure to follow.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
I think I actually liked Swordspoint better, but I’m struggling to come up with a reason. It’s not that Kushner’s writing is bad in either case, or that I disliked the characters. I was actually very fond of Katherine and Marcus. Having read them in order, the Duke is more tragic than anything else....
Clouds' Cloudscapes
Clouds' Cloudscapes rated it 7 years ago
Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS FANTASY list.As the Locus Sci-Fi Award winners list ...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 7 years ago
Fun adventure with duels, politics, romance and cross-dressing. I wasn't overly fond of how manipulative the supposed hero was, but having read the first two books might have made me feel more sympathetic. Enjoyable though, and funny.
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