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The Proof House: The Fencer Trilogy Volume 3 by [K. J. Parker]

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Bardas has come a long way from the young soldier who wrought havoc in the wars with the barbarians of the plains, the swordsman who fought successful trials by combat and the commander whose attempts to save his city were dashed by last-moment treachery. He has taken several steps into madness and depravity; in The Proof House, the impressive conclusion of The Fencer Trilogy, his sanity is entirely up for grabs as an imperial posting sends him to where armour is made and souls are tested, not least by the endless din of breastplates and helmets subjected to breaking strain. It is the end-game for his friends as well--for his former secretary and the ambitious merchants she has formed a partnership with, and the half-smart magicians whose attempts to change history have consistently made things radically and disastrously worse. His family--the brothers who betrayed him and the niece whose attempts to kill him have cost her most of her hand--are out there somewhere too...Parker's is a bleak and sardonic fantasy world, where it can never be assumed that things will turn out for the best; this is a startlingly original book with a tone entirely of its own. - Roz Kaveney, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW

From the first page, it has style, humour and pace all its own, and develops rapidly into one of the most entertaining fantasy debuts in recent years...Refreshing, fun, thoughtful, different, absorbing - SFX

Action-packed adventure ... An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge - STARBURST

A massively enjoyable adventure - BLACK TEARS on THE BELLY OF THE BOW --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Bardas has come a long way from the young soldier who wrought havoc in the wars with the barbarians of the plains, the swordsman who fought successful trials by combat and the commander whose attempts to save his city were dashed by last-moment treachery. He has taken several steps into madness and depravity; in The Proof House, the impressive conclusion of The Fencer Trilogy, his sanity is entirely up for grabs as an imperial posting sends him to where armour is made and souls are tested, not least by the endless din of breastplates and helmets subjected to breaking strain. It is the end-game for his friends as well--for his former secretary and the ambitious merchants she has formed a partnership with, and the half-smart magicians whose attempts to change history have consistently made things radically and disastrously worse. His family--the brothers who betrayed him and the niece whose attempts to kill him have cost her most of her hand--are out there somewhere too...Parker's is a bleak and sardonic fantasy world, where it can never be assumed that things will turn out for the best; this is a startlingly original book with a tone entirely of its own. - Roz Kaveney, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW

From the first page, it has style, humour and pace all its own, and develops rapidly into one of the most entertaining fantasy debuts in recent years...Refreshing, fun, thoughtful, different, absorbing - SFX

Action-packed adventure ... An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge - STARBURST

A massively enjoyable adventure - BLACK TEARS on THE BELLY OF THE BOW --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002TZ3CJA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; New Ed edition (5 November 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 747 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 612 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1841490180
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plot hound
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not quite as good as the first two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great conclusion to the series
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