Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City: The Siege, Book 1 (Paperback)
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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City: The Siege, Book 1 (Paperback)

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Published: 11/04/2019
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'Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun' - SFX

'Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat' - Publishers Weekly

K. J. Parker's new novel is the remarkable tale of the siege of a walled city, and the even more remarkable man who had to defend it.

A siege is approaching, and the city has little time to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all.

To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan. A colonel of engineers, Orhan has far more experience with bridge-building than battles, is a cheat and a liar, and has a serious problem with authority. He is, in other words, perfect for the job.

Sixteen Ways To Defend a Walled City is the story of Orhan, son of Siyyah Doctus Felix Praeclarissimus, and his history of the Great Siege, written down so that the deeds and sufferings of great men may never be forgotten.


Other books by K.J. Parker:

Fencer Trilogy
The Colours in the Steel
The Belly of the Bow
The Proof House

Scavenger Trilogy

Engineer Trilogy
Devices and Desires
Evil for Evil
The Escapement

Two of Swords
The Two of Swords: Part 1
The Two of Swords: Part 2
The Two of Swords: Part 3

The Company
The Folding Knife
The Hammer

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356506739
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm


Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun - SFX

One of fantasy's premier voices - SFX

Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting - GUARDIAN on THE COMPANY

There's a mordant wit to the workings of Parker's mind - TIME OUT

Assassins, emperors, generals, rogues, farmboys-turned-hero - all the trappings of epic fantasy . . . [and] all the complexity you could ever desire - PORNOKITSCH

Parker's skilful control of pacing, expert rendering of characters, and subtle sense of humour add depth and believability - LIBRARY JOURNAL

Parker's acerbic wit and knowledge of human nature are a delight to read - RT BOOK REVIEWS

An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge . . . An action-packed adventure - STARBURST on the Fencer trilogy

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“An Action-Packed and Page Turning Read”

With a cover as eye-catching as its eccentric title, the first in this unnamed series had me hooked from the moment of its dusty extraction. A tale of sieges, battles and bloody escapades and falling, almost always,... More

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