By Ellen Kushner
“Swordspoint has an unforgettable beginning and simply will get higher from there.”—George R. R. Martin
Hailed by way of critics as “a bravura functionality” (Locus) and “witty, sharp-eyed, [and] choked with attention-grabbing humans” (Newsday), this acclaimed novel, choked with impressive plot twists and unforeseen humor, takes delusion to an unparalleled point of chic writing and scintillating wit. Award-winning writer Ellen Kushner has created a global of unforgettable characters whose political goals, passionate amorous affairs, and age-old rivalries collide with lethal results.
at the treacherous streets of Riverside, a guy lives and dies through the sword. Even the nobles at the Hill flip to duels to settle their disputes. inside of this elite, harmful international, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed grasp, as expert as he's ruthless—until a loss of life via the sword is met with outrage rather than awe, and town discovers that the road among hero and villain may be altered within the blink of an eye.