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The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

(1992)
(The first book in the Handful of Men series)
A novel by

 
Beautiful Queen Inos married the loyal stableboy Rap and made him her king. They were very much in love, and they lived happily ever after.

Fifteen years went by Rap and Inos were comfortable, secure, and truly happy, raising their family in the little backwater kingdom of Krasnegar, well removed from the hurly-burly of great affairs...

But in far-off Hub, the old Imperor's health -- and, some said, his sanity -- deteriorated inexorably. The borderlands were seething, Prince Emshandar -- or Shandie, as Rap knew him -- found himself leading his grandfather's armies into terrible battles where victory and justice hung in gravest doubt.

And now the end of the millennium was at hand, ushered in by prophecies of cataclysmic upheaval on a scale never before imagined. All across Pandemia, sensible people tried to dismiss a growing sense of unease as superstitious nonsense.

Then a God appeared to Rap and warned him that the prophecies spoke the least of the truth. Devastation was a certainty; total destruction loomed. The very fabric of the world was at risk. And it was all Rap's fault.

The lasting in the world Rap had wanted was another adventure. And it might be the last thing he would ever get..

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

September 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cutting Edge (Handful of Men)
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 0-345-37896-2 / 978-0-345-37896-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Cutting Edge (A Handful of Men)
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 1-4976-4031-8 / 978-1-4976-4031-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Cutting Edge (Part One of a Handful of Men )
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 0-7592-7050-3 / 978-0-7592-7050-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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November 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cutting Edge: Part One of A Handful of Men
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 1-85487-348-2 / 978-1-85487-348-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
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May 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Cutting Edge
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 0-517-12802-0 / 978-0-517-12802-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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February 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Cutting Edge (A Handful of Men, Part 1)
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 0-345-38167-X / 978-0-345-38167-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Cutting Edge (Handful of Men)
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 1-5113-9688-1 / 978-1-5113-9688-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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January 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Cutting Edge: Part One of A Handful of Men
Author(s): Dave Duncan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Cutting Edge: Part One of A Handful of Men
Author(s): Dave Duncan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cutting Edge (A Handful of Men)
Author(s): Dave Duncan
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cutting Edge: A Handful of Men Book 1
Author(s): Dave Duncan
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   



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