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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 and prestige in the city’s labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A... show more
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power and prestige in the city’s labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A well-bred country girl, Katherine knows all the rules of conventional society. Her biggest mistake is thinking they apply. Katherine’s host and uncle, Alec Campion, the capricious and decadent Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here–and to him, rules are made to be broken. When he decides it would be far more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to ballroom and husband, her world changes forever. And there’s no going back. Blade in hand, it’s up to Katherine to find her own way through a maze of secrets and betrayals, nobles and scoundrels–and to gain the power, respect, and self-discovery that come to those who master…
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780553902839 (0553902830)
Publisher: Spectra
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...
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...
suzemo
suzemo rated it
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...
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