By K. J. Parker
Whilst an engineer is sentenced to loss of life for a petty transgression of guild legislation, he flees town, forsaking his spouse and daughter. pressured into exile, he seeks a negative vengeance -- person who will go away a path of demise and destruction in its wake. yet he'll no longer be capable to do so via himself. He needs to draw up his plans utilizing the blood of others...
In a compelling story of intrigue and injustice, okay. J. Parker's embittered hero takes up hands opposed to his enemies, utilizing the single guns he has left to him: his ingenuity and his ardour -- his units and desires.
"A richly textured and emotionally advanced fantasy...Highly recommended."
--- Library magazine (Starred assessment)
About the Author
K. J. Parker is an writer of myth fiction. The identify is a pseudonym and the writer's precise identification hasn't ever been published. little or no is well identified approximately Parker, even his or her gender, and there was hypothesis as to his or her genuine name.
While Parker's tales ensue in exchange universes with invented geographies and histories, many of the commonplace gains of delusion fiction equivalent to specific use of magic will not be current. The tales are likely to have tragic topics with characters whose activities are accidentally, eventually self-destructive.
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He did things that were strange, and asked questions that were very personal; but I did not feel, as have some foreigners visiting Islandia, that he was guilty of the unscientific tricks of an ignorant and prurient medicine man. When, after about three quarters of an hour, we returned to the veranda, he knew more about my inner life than anyone else in the world; but I also had his certificate of fitness to enter Islandia, and I was sure I deserved it! Islata Soma and Cadred were awaiting us at a table, unpainted and carved, upon which were a bottle of wine and — — a plate of cakes.
The water had been withdrawn between them leaving vacant hollows, now very dark, but the domain of gardens, of trees, flowers, and shrubbery, of graveled paths and high walls, bridges, and causeways, was at the true level of the lake's lost waters. Overhead now was my own garden. The tang of wood smoke was like the country. I was hungry ... I wondered why the Islandians were not fat. Like a living presence I felt Uncle Joseph at my side, and I heard his voice, so real as to be uncanny. "John, this is no place for a consulate.
If you are not hurrying you might go to my home in the hills. I will give you a letter. " I thanked her, sincerely pleased. sin's "It is nothing," she said. A moment her eyes kindled and she clasped her could scarcely follow, she described the ancient house. "It was very small when we came to it. We were poor then. We had been driven out of Camia, where we had lived hands later tightly and, speaking so rapidly I 33 for hundreds of years. Little by little we cleared the land and added to the house.