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The Company (Paperback)
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The Company (Paperback)

Paperback 464 Pages
Published: 03/09/2009
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A breathtaking novel of war, friendship and betrayal from the author of the acclaimed Engineer Trilogy.

'Well-crafted, powerful and downright unmissable' - SFX

'Parker carries the reader on a headlong gallop to the powerful conclusion' - Publishers Weekly

Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together.

But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for.

For one of them, it seems, has been hiding a terrible secret from the rest of the company. And when the truth begins to emerge, it soon becomes clear that the war is far from over.

With masterful storytelling, irresistible wit and extraordinary insight into human nature, K. J. Parker is widely acknowledged as one of the most original and exciting fantasy writers of modern times. THE COMPANY, K. J. Parker's first stand-alone novel, is a tour de force from an author who is changing the face of the fantasy genre.

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

Blue and Gold
The Devil You Know

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
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
My Beautiful Life

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781841495101
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 132 x 201 x 31 mm

This exquisitely written novel by a pseudonymous popular author blends gritty military fantasy with the 18th-century island story tradition... With inexorable emotional logic and an eye for detail, deftly weaving in flashbacks to wartime, Parker carries the reader on a headlong gallop to the powerful conclusion. I have reviewed books before that I thought might someday be found to have achieved greatness.... But I am trying to be precise in my use of the word when I tell you that K.J. Parker is writing work after work that demands to be placed in that category. Imagine Lost meets The Italian Job...a masterfully planned and executed book, one that builds on ever-revealing characterization and back-story, leading slowly yet inexorably to its final conclusion. Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting . . . leaves the reader wanting more

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