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by Ellen Kushner
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Our Intrepid Heroine
Our Intrepid Heroine rated it 11 years ago
I read Swordpoint not too long ago because a) it looked interesting, b) the second book had a chick with a sword!, and c) a bunch of Goodreaders liked it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I liked it fine, but it didn't seem finished. There was a complete story arc, but I just walked away feeling lik...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
The first novel I ever read by Ellen Kushner was Swordspoint. It is one of the those magical books that draws the reader in from the first line. Sadly, The Privilege of the Sword is not a good sequel.There are several problems with this book. The first is that two of the main characters Katherine...
My only books were women's looks
My only books were women's looks rated it 13 years ago
Sequel to the equally (dare I say slightly more?) fabulous 'Swordspoint'. The best part is that the genre is called mannerpunk. Lots of chocolate drinking and calls being paid. Also, girls dressing as boys, more Alec/Richard and other fabulous things I will leave out so as not to spoil. If the idea ...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 14 years ago
The book is set a dozen or so years after Swordspoint, one of my very favorite fantasy stories. Alec Campion, the Mad Duke of Tremontaine, summons his young niece to the city. He promises to alleviate her family’s financial situation if she’ll obey his one command—she must dress only in men’s clothi...
sheile
sheile rated it 15 years ago
Narration by Kushner herself (and additional cast) is 5 stars all the way. Definitely naming on reading the other Riverside books now.
gryphyn
gryphyn rated it 15 years ago
Narration by Kushner herself (and additional cast) is 5 stars all the way. Definitely naming on reading the other Riverside books now.
Merle
Merle rated it 51 years ago
Like its predecessor, Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword is a fun, clever book that doesn’t quite deserve 4 stars.... but 3 would be selling it too short.This is a 20-years-later sequel to Swordspoint; it has its own plot and protagonist and doesn’t demand that you read Swordspoint first, but i...
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