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Title:Mightier than the Sword
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Subterranean Press
ISBN:1596068175
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Number of Pages:134
Category:Fantasy, Novella, Fiction, Short stories

Mightier than the Sword by K.J. Parker

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Mightier than the Sword World Fantasy Award winner K J Parker s newest novella i Mightier than the Sword i presents itself as a translated oddity of a document called Concerning the Monasteries But in true Parker style this novella is instead a sprightly riveting tale that reveals secret upon secret building to an ending at once perfect and perfectly unpredictable .

An Imperial legate is called into see his aunt who just happens to be the empress running the civilized world while her husband s in his sick bed After some chastisement she dispatches her nephew to take care of the dreaded Land and Sea Raiders pirates who ve been attacking the realm s monasteries .

So begins a possibly doomed tour of banished relatives and uppity royals put in charge of monasteries like Cort Doce and Cort Maleston to name a few While attempting to discover the truth of what the pirates might be after the legate visits great libraries and halls in each varied locale and conducts a romance of which he knows but doesn t care his aunt will not approve .

With enough wit and derring do and luck the narrator might just make it through his mission alive or will he .

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