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The King's Justice

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
A cause for celebration among Stephen R. Donaldson's many fans: two original novellas - his first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series.

In "The King's Justice," a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle's Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself Black, though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the village discover that they have a surprising urge to cooperate with this stranger, though the desire of inhabitants of quiet villages to cooperate with strangers is not common in their land, or most lands. But this gift will not save him as he discovers the nature of the evil concealed in Settle's Crossways.

The "Augur's Gambit" is a daring plan created by Mayhew Gordian, Hieronomer to the Queen of Indemnie, a plan to save his Queen and his country. Gordian is a reader of entrails. In the bodies of chickens, lambs, piglets, and one stillborn infant he sees the same message: the island nation of Indemnie is doomed. But even in the face of certain destruction a man may fight, and the Hieronomer is utterly loyal to his beautiful Queen - and to her only daughter. The "Augur's Gambit" is his mad attempt to save a kingdom.

Genre: Fantasy    

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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 1-4732-1449-1 / 978-1-4732-1449-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-399-17697-7 / 978-0-399-17697-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-425-28389-5 / 978-0-425-28389-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The King's Justice: Two Novellas
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Justice
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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