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Swordspoint a melodrama of manners by Ellen Kushner

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementEllen Kushner.
LC ClassificationsPS3561.U77/
The Physical Object
Pagination269p. ;
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20943898M
ISBN 100048233528, 0048233730

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Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners is a LGBT fantasy novel by Ellen is Kushner's debut novel and is one of several books and short stories in the Riverside series. Later editions of the novel were also bundled with three short stories set in the same Ellen Kushner. Feb 04,  · Ultimately, I read 'Swordspoint' and its sequel 'The Fall of the Kings' together. Alternating back and forth, it was the best way for me not to get bored with this book. As I mentioned in my review of 'The Fall of the Kings', each book has a different feel to it and has its own personality. Were I didn't like this one, others will love it.4/5. About Ellen Kushner. Ellen Kushner’s Riverside series begins with the cult classic Swordspoint, followed by the Locus Award winner and Nebula Award nominee The Privilege of the Sword; The Fall of the Kings, written with Delia Sherman; and, most recently, the collaborative prequel Tremontaine. Ellen Kushner unites her talents and insights as a writer, performer, and cultural maven in one sleek package: she is the author of acclaimed works of literary fantasy, an award-winning audio book narrator and stage performer, the creator and former host of public radio’s national series Sound & Spirit, and a popular teacher and lecturer.

"What really makes this production of Swordspoint unique, though, is the supporting cast in this special "illuminated production". Several key scenes are fully dramatized, and throughout the entire book's soundscapes you will hear the cadences of the marketplace, the music of the drawing rooms, and of course the ring of steel drawn from the. Ellen Kushner and 8 other people liked Lightreads's review of Swordspoint (Riverside, #1): "Politics, class, sword fighting, and an intense, subtle M/M romance. This book just made me happy/5. Swordspoint: A Novel Summary. In a bustling, fairy-tale city, the aristocrats live on the Hill, while the poorest, and the criminal element, live in Riverside. Richard St. Vier is a swordsman living in Riverside with his lover, Alec. Ellen Kushner (born October 6, ) is an American writer of fantasy until , she was the host of the radio program Sound & Spirit, produced by WGBH in Boston and distributed by Public Radio mater: Barnard College.

The cult classic fantasy of manners, now with three bonus stories “ Swordspoint has an unforgettable opening and just gets better from there.”—George R. R. Martin Hailed by critics as “a bravura performance” (Locus) and “witty, sharp-eyed, [and] full of interesting people” (Newsday), this acclaimed novel, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasy. Swordspoint: A Novel Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more. Swordspoint The Privilege of the Sword The Fall of the Kings (w/Delia Sherman) Thomas the Rhymer The Golden Dreydl (book, stage show, CD) Co-Editor (with Holly Black) of Welcome to Bordertown! Host of PRI's "Sound & Spirit" Co-Founder & President Emerita of the Interstitial Arts Foundation. Dec 18,  · Swordspoint - Ebook written by Ellen Kushner. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Swordspoint/5(47).