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The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan
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Dec 13, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in May, 2012

A quick & fun read. Your 'basic' story of a boy being trained as a knight/fighter, showing great skill, and his life in service to his king. The twist is that these aren't ordinary knights...they are Blades, bound to the ward they are to protect, their attributes magically enhanced. A Blade must protect his ward to the death, even if he hates his ward. And the main character, one of the most skilled youths to come through the training for a while, has been thrown away on a grovelling toady whose rise in society is due entirely to the fact that his sister is the King's consort.

I really liked this book & would recommend it. Duncan hasn't disappointed me w/ this one & I'll be starting the next in this trilogy right away.

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