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Evil For Evil: The Engineer Trilogy: Book Two - Engineer Trilogy (Paperback)
  • Evil For Evil: The Engineer Trilogy: Book Two - Engineer Trilogy (Paperback)

Evil For Evil: The Engineer Trilogy: Book Two - Engineer Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 608 Pages
Published: 21/01/2010

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'This is grown-up fantasy blessed with humour, intelligence and... panache. A bravura display of intricate storytelling and artfully-doled-out revelations.' - SFX

'A richly textured and emotionally complex fantasy...Highly recommended.' - Library Journal (Starred Review)

The engineer Ziani Vaatzes designed and built a war. Thousands died as a consequence of his elaborate plan.

The civil servant Manuo Psellus took the decision that started the war. The very foundations of his world are now threatened.

The ruler Duke Valens brought the war on himself. Now he must decide whether to sacrifice his country to save his people.

They embarked on the war for their own reasons, but as it takes on a life of its own they find they've become components in their own machine. And the machine, it seems, has one purpose: to render evil for evil.

The follow-up to Devices and Desires continues to push the boundaries of fantasy fiction in a fast-moving mix of politics, action and intelligent world-building.

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: 9781841498775
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 428 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 37 mm

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. Brilliant 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.

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“Strong second in series, but ends on a down note”

Events pretty much continue on as in the first book, with those events now though taking place with the Vadani, Vaatzes continues on his plot to bring down his enemies and previous countrymen with Duke Valens in tow,... More

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