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"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit."
A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.
The Two of Swords is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes.
|Title||:||The Two of Swords, Volume Three|
|Format Type||:||Trade Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
December 22, 2017
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin:
“It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The...
December 29, 2017
Disclosure: I received this series free from Orbit. They didn't ask for a review, or anything, actually, but there you are.
Final novel of the trilogy. Unlike the previous two, which skipped characters every chapter, this is written in several long parts, each of which is focused on one of the cen...
December 12, 2017
This review is for the whole Two of Swords series. I read this originally as a monthly ebook serial with one novella or "chapter" being released per month. These three volumes are the collected print editions.
I greatly enjoyed the whole Two of Swords story. Parker has long been one of the most co...
December 30, 2017
Two of Swords volume 3 is the final book in this series. It brings together parts 16-19 of the e-novellas. The story continues with the political intrigue between Oida, Telamon and the Lodge. As with the previous volumes, Parker deftly weaves together the various plot strands with consummate skil...
December 27, 2017
I really enjoy the Parker trilogies because they give you time to get invested in the characters, the world, and the politics of the situation. This is maybe why I tend to rate the novellas a bit lower - you need time to really get a feel for all the moving parts. This trilogy is written in his c...