Cu speranta unei vieti mai bune, cinci veterani colonizeaza o insula abandonata. Iau cu ei tot ce le-ar trebui.: hrana, haine, unelte, arme, chiar si nevestele. Dar cand o descoperire neasteptata le zdruncina visul, incep sa inteleaga ca au adus cu ei mai mult decat era necesar. Se pare ca unul din ei a ascuns de ceilalti un secret teribil. Si cand adevarul incepe sa iasa la iveala, e clar ca razboiul nu s-a terminat...
Basso Magnificul. Basso cel Mare. Basso Inteleptul. Cel dintai cetatean al Republicii Vesani e un om extraordinar. E nemilos, siret si mai ale norocos. Aduce avere, putere si prestigiu poporului lui. Dar odata cu puterea vine si o atentie nedorita, iar Basso trebuie sa isi apere natiunea si pe el insusi de amenintari din afara si dinauntru. Intr-o viata plina de decizii cruciale, a facut o singura greseala. Doar una, dar asta poate fi de ajuns.....
The acclaimed author of The Fencer Trilogy and The Scavenger Trilogy begins a brilliant new series, pushing the boundaries of fantasy fiction with his most powerful novel to date.
When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance - one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake.
But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must d..
The follow-up to Devices and Desires continues to push the boundaries of fantasy fiction in a fast-moving mix of politics, action and intelligent world-building.
The engineer Ziani Vaatzes designed and built a war. Thousands died as a consequence of his elaborate plan.
The civil servant Manuo Psellus took the decision that started the war. The very foundations of his world are now threatened.
The ruler Duke Valens brought the war on himself. Now he must decide whether to sacrifice his c..
The brilliant new fantasy series from the acclaimed author of The Fencer Trilogy continues.
K.J. Parker's SHADOW began a ground-breaking new series that takes fantasy into remarkable new territory. Now, with PATTERN, the extraordinary story of Poldarn takes a new shape.
In a world he does not know, Poldarn's future is uncertain. Pursued by invisible enemies, and haunted by the demons of his past, nobody can be trusted - not even himself, it seems. Attempting to piece together his own life ..