Description

From one of the most original voices in fantasy comes a twisted tale of murder, betrayal, and battlefield salvage. There’s no formal training for battlefield salvage. You just have to pick things up as you go along. Swords, armour, arrows – and the bodies, of course.

Over the years, Saevus Corax has picked up a lot of things. Some of them have made him decent money, others have brought nothing but trouble. But it’s a living, and somebody has to deal with the dead.

Something else that Saevus has buried is his past. Unfortunately, he didn’t quite succeed.

For more from K. J. Parker, check out:
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It
A Practical Guide to Conquering the World
The Two of Swords
The Two of Swords: Volume One
The Two of Swords Volume Two
The Two of Swords: Volume Three
The Fencer Trilogy
Colours in the Steel
The Belly of the Bow
The Proof House
The Scavenger Trilogy
Shadow
Pattern
Memory
Engineer Trilogy
Devices and Desires
Evil for Evil
The Escapement
The Company
The Folding Knife
The Hammer
Sharps

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Praise

"Part political intrigue, part underdog tale, part acerbic commentary on humanity, Parker’s dryly funny low fantasy is off to a strong start." —Booklist on Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead
"Readers who like Peter David, A. Lee Martinez, or the Guardians of the Galaxy movies will find this title right up their alley with similar tones, fantastical plots, and over-the-top characters." —Library Journal on Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead
"Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun." —SFX on Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
"Parker's acerbic wit and knowledge of human nature are a delight to read as he explores the way conflict is guided, in equal measure, by the brilliance and unerring foolishness of humanity . . . . Thoroughly engaging." —RT Books Reviews on The Two of Swords: Volume One
"This is another splendid offering from K.J. Parker, the (pseudonymous) British fantasist who seems incapable of writing in anything but top form." —Locus on Sharps
"Well-crafted, powerful and downright unmissable" —SFX on The Company
"Brilliant." —Locus on The Engineer Trilogy
"Skillful plotting and rich scene-setting." —Guardian on The Company
"A richly textured and emotionally complex fantasy...Highly recommended." —Library Journal on The Engineer Trilogy (starred review)
"Astonishingly good." —RT Book Reviews on Sharps
"Parker's skillful control of pacing, expert rendering of characters, and subtle sense of humor add depth and believability." —Library Journal on Sharps
"In this epic trilogy opener, Parker offers dark humor and bloody conflict alongside a cutting examination of the cost of war and the people who exacerbate and profit from it... A promising series starter that's sure to appeal to Parker's fans." —Publishers Weekly
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