Devices and Desires

Devices and Desires

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When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance -- one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others...In a compelling tale of intrigue and injustice, K. J. Parker's embittered hero takes up arms against his enemies, using the only weapons he has left to him: his ingenuity and his passion -- his devices and desires. "A richly textured and emotionally complex fantasy...Highly recommended." --- Library Journal (Starred Review) "When so many fantasy sagas are tired, warmed-over affairs, a writer like K.J. Parker is more of a hurricane than a breath of fresh air." --- Dreamwatch
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Product details

  • Paperback | 635 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 44mm | 580g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316003387
  • 9780316003384
  • 181,579

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"Parker raises the bar for realistic fantasy war craft with this series opener."--Publishers Weekly on Devices and Desires
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About K. J. Parker

K.J. Parker is a pseudonym. Find more about the author at
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4,034 ratings
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4 38% (1,533)
3 26% (1,047)
2 8% (339)
1 4% (142)
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