By K. J. Parker
The town of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the fellow who used to be selected to reserve it, is now at the Island—a recluse residing within the mountains, clear of his family members, with just a younger apprentice for corporation. His lifestyles as a fencer-at-law is over. as a substitute, Loredan spends his days perfecting the paintings of bow making. yet his isolation won't final eternally, and while the Island comes less than assault, his talents as a soldier and chief are once more referred to as into play. the second one installment within the Fencer Trilogy, The abdominal of the Bow firmly establishes K.J. Parker within the most sensible rank of fable writers.
About the Author
K. J. Parker is an writer of delusion fiction. The identify is a pseudonym and the writer's real identification hasn't ever been printed. little or no is easily recognized approximately Parker, even his or her gender, and there was hypothesis as to his or her actual name.
While Parker's tales happen in exchange universes with invented geographies and histories, the various general positive aspects of delusion fiction reminiscent of particular use of magic will not be current. The tales are likely to have tragic topics with characters whose activities are accidentally, finally self-destructive.
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