The World of Riverside Series by Ellen Kushner, Tom Canty

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  • Swordspoint (The World of Riverside #1)
    #1

    Swordspoint (The World of Riverside #1)

    Ellen Kushner

    Rated: 3.81 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    · 20 ratings · published 2003

    The classic forerunner to The Fall of the Kings now with three bonus stories. Hailed by critics as “a bravura performance” ( Locus ) and “witty, sharp-eyed, [and] full of interesting people” ( Newsday ), this classic melodrama of manners, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasy to an unprecedented level of elegant writing and scintillating wit... more

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  • The Privilege of the Sword (The World of Riverside #2)
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    The Privilege of the Sword (The World of Riverside #2)

    Ellen Kushner

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    · 18 ratings · published 2007

    Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power in the city's ballroom, brothels and boudoirs. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred country girl versed in the rules of conventional society. Her mistake is thinking that they apply. For Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, aka the Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here—and to him, rules are made to be broken... more

  • The Man with the Knives (The World of Riverside #2.5)
    #2.5

    The Man with the Knives (The World of Riverside #2.5)

    Ellen Kushner, Tom Canty

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 3 ratings · published 2010

    A tale of loss and healing, set in Kushner's Riverside series.

  • The Fall of the Kings (The World of Riverside #3)
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    The Fall of the Kings (The World of Riverside #3)

    Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman

    Rated: 3.65 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings · published 2007

    This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel, "Swordspoint," is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself--and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it... more

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