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How To Rule An Empire and Get Away With It

K. J. Parker

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Fantasy

The razor-sharp follow-up to the critically acclaimed SIXTEEN WAYS TO DEFEND A WALLED CITY from World Fantasy Award-winner K. J. Parker

This is the story of how the City was saved, by Notker the professional liar, written down because eventually the truth always seeps through.

The City may be under siege, but everyone still has to make a living. Take Notker, the acclaimed playwright, actor and impresario. Nobody works harder, even when he's not working. Thankfully, it turns out that people appreciate an evening at the theatre even when there are large rocks falling out of the sky.

But Notker is a man of many talents, and all the world is, apparently, a stage. It seems that the Empire needs him - or someone who looks a lot like him - for a role that will call for the performance of a lifetime. At least it will guarantee fame, fortune and immortality. If it doesn't kill him first.

This is the story of Notker, an occasionally good man and a terrible liar. With razor-sharp prose and ferocious wit, K.J. Parker has created one of fantasy's greatest heroes, and he might even get away with it.

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Praise for How To Rule An Empire and Get Away With It

  • Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun

  • Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting - GUARDIAN on THE COMPANY

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K. J. Parker

K. J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. He was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.

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