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The Resource The privilege of the sword, Ellen Kushner

The privilege of the sword, Ellen Kushner

Label
The privilege of the sword
Title
The privilege of the sword
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Kushner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power and prestige in the city's labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A well-bred country girl, Katherine knows all the rules of conventional society. Her biggest mistake is thinking they apply." "Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, the capricious and decadent Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here - and to him, rules are made to be broken. When he decides it would be far more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to ballroom and husband, her world changes forever. And there's no going back. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to find her own way through a maze of secrets and betrayals, nobles and scoundrels - and to gain the power, respect, and self-discovery that come to those who master the privilege of the sword
Member of
Summary
Anticipating nothing more than a conventional life and marriage among the city's high society, young Katherine Talbert is stunned when her uncle, the Mad Duke, hands her a sword, relegates her to boy's clothing, and sends her on an adventure-filled odyssey of self-discovery
Theme
Character
Award
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 2007.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146359
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kushner, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • A Bantam trade paperback
  • Spectra
  • Fantasy
  • Bantam books
  • Bantam Spectra trade paperback
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swordplay
  • Swordsmen
  • Swordplay
  • Swordsmen
Target audience
adult
Label
The privilege of the sword, Ellen Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Swordspoint; prequel to: The fall of the kings
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm64230417
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
378, [1] pages
Isbn
9780553382686
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2006040743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)64230417
Label
The privilege of the sword, Ellen Kushner
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Swordspoint; prequel to: The fall of the kings
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm64230417
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
378, [1] pages
Isbn
9780553382686
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2006040743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)64230417

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