• Title : The Fall of the Kings (Riverside, #3)

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  • ISBN: 0553585940

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 510 pages


The Fall of the Kings (Riverside, #3) Description

This stunning follow up to Ellen Kushner s cult classic novel, Swordspoint, is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society s smug view of itself and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it The Fall of the Kings Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men Theron Campion, a young nobleman of royal lineage, is heir to an ancient house and a modern scandal Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University There he meets Basil St Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge and a passion for the ancient kings Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets Only Basil is not convinced nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Fall of the Kings (Riverside, #3) Reviews

thumbnail Title: The Fall of the Kings (Riverside, #3)
Author:Ellen Kushner
ISBN :0553585940
ranting: 2.5
Reviewer: 9 Reviews
Description: This stunning follow up to Ellen Kushner s cult classic novel, Swordspoint, is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule Against a rich tapestry of

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