The Proof House

By K. J. Parker (Electronic Book, 2013)

After years spent in the saps under the defenses of the apparently impregnable city of Ap'Iscatoy, Bardas Loredan, sometimes fencer-at-law and betrayed defender of the famed Triple City, is suddenly hero of the Empire. His reward is a boring administrative job in a backwater, watching armor tested to destruction in the Proof House. But the fall of Ap'Iscatoy has opened up unexpected possibilities for the expansion of the Empire into the land of the Plains people, and Bardas Loredan is the one man Temrai the Great, King of the Plains tribes, fears the most. The Proof House is the gripping, hugely entertaining conclusion of K.J. Parker's Fencer Trilogy.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316233231

    • On Sale Date: 05/07/2013

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Electronic Book

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After years spent in the saps under the defenses of the apparently impregnable city of Ap'Iscatoy, Bardas Loredan, sometimes fencer-at-law and betrayed defender of the famed Triple City, is suddenly hero of the Empire. His reward is a boring administrative job in a backwater, watching armor tested to destruction in the Proof House. But the fall of Ap'Iscatoy has opened up unexpected possibilities for the expansion of the Empire into the land of the Plains people, and Bardas Loredan is the one man Temrai the Great, King of the Plains tribes, fears the most. The Proof House is the gripping, hugely entertaining conclusion of K.J. Parker's Fencer Trilogy.

K.J. Parker is a pseudonym.
  • "[Sharps] is a ripping good adventure yarn, laced with frequent barbed witticisms and ace sword fighting... Parker's settings and characterizations never miss a beat, and the intricate political interplay of intrigue is suspenseful almost to the last page." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Courtly intrigue, intelligent prose, and complicated plotting." --- graspingforthewind.com on The Folding Knife

    "I have reviewed books before that I thought might someday be found to have achieved greatness.... But I am trying to be precise in my use of the word when I tell you that K.J. Parker is writing work after work that demands to be placed in that category. " --- Orson Scott Card on The Engineer Trilogy

    "It's a dark, bleak and fiercely intelligent portrait of the human condition." --- SFX on The Company

    "Imagine Lost meets The Italian Job...a masterfully planned and executed book, one that builds on ever-revealing characterization and back-story, leading slowly yet inexorably to its final conclusion." --- SFF World on The Company

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The Proof House
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $9.99 US
  • Pages: 602
  • ISBN-13: 9780316233231
  • On Sale Date: 05/07/2013
The Proof House