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The Fell Sword

The Fell Sword

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Miles Cameron weaves a tale of magic and depravity in the sequel to The Red Knight.

Loyalty costs money.
Betrayal, on the other hand, is free.
When the Emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand -- and themselves surrounded by enemies. The country is in revolt, the capital city is besieged

Overview

Miles Cameron weaves a tale of magic and depravity in the sequel to The Red Knight.

Loyalty costs money.
Betrayal, on the other hand, is free.
When the Emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand -- and themselves surrounded by enemies. The country is in revolt, the capital city is besieged and any victory will be hard won. But the Red Knight has a plan.
The question is, can he negotiate the political, magical, real and romantic battlefields at the same time -- especially when he intends to be victorious on them all?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/20/2014
This dense sequel to The Red Knight throws readers into a vast maelstrom of political intrigue as various forces fight to control the emperor’s throne in the capital city of Liviapolis. The Duke of Thrake’s initial plot to overthrow his cousin is foiled when an alert guard shuts the city gates against the duke’s forces, but he succeeds in capturing the emperor. Irene, the emperor’s daughter, claims the throne and struggles to gather defenders. Foremost of these is the Red Knight, an infamous mercenary captain with a company of loyal lances. Even the Red Knight’s skills may not be enough to save the empire, given that the sorcerers of Liviapolis’s vaunted magical academy don’t exactly support Irene, the weird forces of the alien Wild have been stirred up, and the Red Knight himself is struggling against the possessing spirit of the sorcerer Harmodius. Cameron makes it easy for new readers to use this complex volume as a starting point for the series. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"I cannot recommend the Traitor Son Cycle enough... amazing."—SF Signal on The Fell Sword"

The Red Knight is an excellent debut...will only get better as the series progresses...you will be won by the intricate story and sophisticated world building."—Fantasy Book Critic on The Red Knight"

Promising historical fantasy debut featuring an expansive cast, an engaging plot, and a detailed eye for combat."—The Ranting Dragon on The Red Knight "

Literate, intelligent and well-thought-out...a pleasingly complex and greatly satisfying novel."—SFF World on The Red Knight"

A rousing read."—SF Signal on The Red Knight

Fantasy Book Critic
"The Red Knight is an excellent debut... You will be won by the intricate story and sophisticated world building."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316212342
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Series:
Traitor Son Cycle
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
34,387
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Miles Cameron is a full time writer who lives in Canada with his family. He also writes historical fiction under another name. The Traitor Son Cycle series is his fantasy debut.

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The Fell Sword 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I found this book even more enjoyable than the first and better able to justify the length. The pacing is improved and the world expanded without losing the plot (literally or figuratively). And while I was constantly putting pieces together amd thinking about where the story will eventually lead, I wasn't able to predict it. The third book also continues strongly, so I say it's well worth the time investment if you like this kind of fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can tell his reenactment experiences have played a big part in these books
FrancescaAthruZ More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cameron continues with imagination and knowledge weaving the two together.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series thus far. Although a lot happens in this book, to a lot of different characters, the stage is well set for a fantastic 3rd book. Which can't come soon enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This follow-up did not have the same appeal as the first book. Too much stuff going on with too many characters to have a good resolution. I hope Mr. Cameron can recover his stride for the next book. His first book in the series was excellent.
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