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The Privilege of the Sword

(2006)
(The second book in the Swords of Riverside series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power in the city's ballroom, brothels and boudoirs. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred country girl versed in the rules of conventional society. Her mistake is thinking that they apply. For Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, aka the Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here - and to him, rules are made to be broken.

When Alec decides it would be more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to marriage, her world changes forever. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to navigate a maze of secrets and scoundrels - and to gain the self-discovery that comes to those who master…

Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
ISBN: 1-4352-5730-8 / 978-1-4352-5730-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-18
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
ISBN: 1-931520-20-8 / 978-1-931520-20-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
ISBN: 1-4732-1473-4 / 978-1-4732-1473-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
ISBN: 0-553-58696-3 / 978-0-553-58696-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword (Swords of Riverside, Book 2)
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
ISBN: 0-553-38268-3 / 978-0-553-38268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Neil Gaiman Presents
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Neil Gaiman Presents
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
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July 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Privilege of the Sword (The World of Riverside)
Author(s): Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Spectra
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