Book III of The Annals of Mondia

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WHOEVER KNEW WRITING POETRY COULD BE SO DANGEROUS?

A story of three men struggling to realise their ambitions against the backdrop of an unstable and corrupt trading republic, where one false move leads to a throat slit in an alleyway.

Lord Oricien, his fortunes in ruins at the end of The Dog of the North, must undertake a delicate diplomatic mission but soon finds that he cannot satisfy both his master and his conscience.

Malvazan, as the younger brother of a mediocrity, sees his ambitions thwarted at every turn. Will his extraordinary talent with the rapier gain him a consequence his birth cannot?

Todarko, talented and well-born, is unused to exercising self-control. This often leads him into trouble, but when he makes an enemy of the dangerous Dravadan, he realises that his life is at risk. It’s the start of a journey of self-discovery which will make him a better man—if he survives. For a poet more at home with a couplet than a cutlass, that’s not a foregone conclusion…


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