K. J. Parker con Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City'Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun' - SFX'Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat' - Library Journal K. J. Parker's new novel is the remarkable tale of the siege of a walled city, and the even more remarkable man who had to defend it.
A siege is approaching, and the city has little time to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all. To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan. A colonel of engineers, Orhan has far more experience with bridge-building than battles, is a cheat and a liar, and has a serious problem with authority. He is, in other words, perfect for the job. Sixteen Ways To Defend a Walled City is the story of Orhan, son of Siyyah Doctus Felix Praeclarissimus, and his history of the Great Siege, written down so that the deeds and sufferings of great men may never be forgotten.
***Books by K.J. Parker:Fencer Trilogy
The Colours in the SteelThe Belly of the BowThe Proof HouseScavenger Trilogy
Devices and DesiresEvil for EvilThe EscapementSaloninus
Blue and GoldThe Devil You KnowTwo of Swords
The Two of Swords: Part 1The Two of Swords: Part 2The Two of Swords: Part 3Novels
The CompanyThe Folding KnifeThe HammerSharpsSavagesSixteen Ways to Defend a Walled CityMy Beautiful Life