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The Belly of the Bow

The Belly of the Bow

Colours in the Steel, Volume One of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. The Belly of the Bow confirms that rich promise and establishes K. J. Parker in the top rank of writers.

The city of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the man who was supposed to save it, is now living on the Island – a recluce, living apart from his family in the mountains, with only a young apprentice for company. His life as a fencer-at-law is over. Instead, Loredon spends his days perfecting the art of bow-making. But his isolation will not last forever; and when the Island comes under attack, his skills as a soldier and general are once again called upon.


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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Action & Adventure

On Sale: May 7th 2013

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 404

ISBN-13: 9780316233323

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Praise

"[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