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The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
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Aug 28, 2007

it was amazing
Read in December, 2006

The legions of you who have read Swordspoint and have been longing to know What Might Have Happened Next will revel in this, where Kate, niece of Alec now Duke Tremontaine, becomes a swordswoman. Kushner has done wondrous things with images and tropes from the theatre, from the demimonde, from the world of spirited girls who learn swordsmanship, from romance novels, and from myriad other sources to craft this gorgeous tapestry of emotions, many of them dark; passions, some of them mean; and sexuality, all of it tangled. It is really really fine.

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