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November 10, 2020 at 2:09 pm #2807Ashley SalvaneraGuest
The Fall of the Kings
(The World of Riverside, #3)
by Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
- ISBN: 9780553585940 (0553585940)
- Release date: September 30, 2003
- Author: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
- Series: The World of Riverside, #3
- Awards: World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella (1998), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Adult Literature (2003), Gaylactic Spectrum Award Nominee for Best Novel (2003)
- Publisher: Bantam
- Genres: fantasy, fiction, queer, gay, lgbt, romance, mannerpunk
- Format: paperback, 510 pages
- Language: english
About The Book
This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner’s cult-classic novel, “Swordspoint,” is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society’s smug view of itself — and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it….
The Fall of the Kings
Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men. Theron Campion, a young nobleman of royal lineage, is heir to an ancient house and a modern scandal. Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. There he meets Basil St. Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge — and a passion for the ancient kings. Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets. Only Basil is not convinced — nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king…
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