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K. J. Parker
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25. März 1999 Fencer Trilogy (Buch 1)
Perimadeia: the famed Triple City and the mercantile capital of the known world. Behind its allegedly impregnable walls, everything is available. Including information which will allow its enemies to plan one of the most remarkable sieges of all time. The man called upon to defend Perimadeia is Bardas Loredan, a fencer-at-law, weary of his work and of the world. For Loredan is one of the surviving members of Maxen's Pitchfork, the legendary band of soldiers who waged war on the people of the plains for many years, rendering an attack on the city impossible. Until now...But Loredan has problems of its own. In a city where court cases are settled by lawyers disputing with swords not words, enemies are all too easily made. And by winning one particular case, Loredan has unwittingly become the focus of a misplaced curse from a young woman bent on revenge. The last thing he needs is to be made responsible for saving a city.

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  • Taschenbuch: 503 Seiten
  • Verlag: Orbit Bk Co; Auflage: New Ed (25. März 1999)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1857236106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857236101
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,5 x 10,9 x 3,8 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 151.249 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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...one of the most entertaining fantasy debuts in recent years...incredibly vivid, refreshing, fun, thoughtful, absorbing SFX An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge...an action-packed adventure. STARBURST A remarkably accomplished tale for a debut novel. BLACK TEARS MAGAZINE

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Perimadeia: the famed Triple City and the mercantile capital of the known world. Behind its allegedly impregnable walls, everything is available. Including information which will allow its enemies to plan one of the most remarkable sieges of all time. The man called upon to defend Perimadeia is Bardas Loredan, a fencer- at-law, weary of his work and of the world. For Loredan is one of the surviving members of Maxen's Pitchfork, the legendary band of soldiers who waged war on the people of the plains for many years, rendering an attack on the city impossible. Until now...But Loredan has problems of its own. In a city where court cases are settled by lawyers disputing with swords not words, enemies are all too easily made. And by winning one particular case, Loredan has unwittingly become the focus of a misplaced curse from a young woman bent on revenge. The last thing he needs is to be made responsible for saving a city.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen K. J. Parker ist ein frischer Wind. 19. Juli 2006
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Nicht nur ist die Gesellschafft in seinem Buch auf eine verquere Art und Weise glaubhaft, er hat auch einen vollkommen neuen Ansatz für Magie. In dieser Trilogie entspricht Magie eher einer Philosophie. Es fliegen keine Feuerbälle herum und dennoch ist sie die treibende Kraft der ganzen Geschichte.

Das Buch enthält einige sehr grausige Stellen, die mit einer fast soziopathischen Distanz beschrieben werden. Das macht das Buch für Kinder vollkommen ungeeignet. Einige Erwachsene werden dem vermutlich auch nichts abgewinnen können. Mir haben aber gerade diese Beschreibungen gut gefallen.

Wer mit Elfen, Zwergen, Drachen und den anderen Standard-Fantasie-Themen nichts anfangen kann oder einfach eine Abwechslung sucht, dem empfehle ich dieses Buch und die gesamte Fencer-Trilogie.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen If you want to open a vein... 16. August 2001
Von Ilana Teitelbaum - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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...This series provides plenty of incentive. I feel compelled to warn potential readers of this before recommending it, because despite its fine qualities, I'm not sure I want to have read this.
The Fencer trilogy is by all accounts a very well-executed and unusual fantasy. Its technical emphasis on weaponry and warfare is more likely to appeal to people with a technical frame of mind, but at the same time, these technical details tie brilliantly with the various themes running throughout the series. The first book focuses on the forging of swords, the second on the fashioning of bows, and the third on the making of armor: and it becomes clear that these intricate processes are meant to illustrate the growth process of the main character, Bardas Loredan.
Middle-aged, cynical and unemotional, Bardas is by no means the typical hero of fantasy. In fact, it is impossible to call him a hero at all; the books are too original for so conventional an approach to fantasy. Bardas has no grand destiny, and his role in large events is without his choice and without benefit to those around him. The whole cast of characters is beautifully drawn: Bardas's clerk Athli, his brother Gorgas, and others are all vividly human and complex in a way that is refreshing in an increasingly generic genre.
Parker's writing style is utterly his own: dry, clinical, yet with a satirical wit similar to that of Douglas Adams, but far more subtle. His incisive parodies range from the conventions of fantasy to conventions in the real world, and one almost has the impression that barring a few incredibly horrific and emotional moments, Parker has written this series completely with his tongue firmly in cheek. He has not even attempted to give his work magical overtones through language: the writing is completely modern, and colloquial Britishisms abound.
This is not to say that there is no magic in the Fencer trilogy--there is, and its nature and manner of manifesting itself are conveyed with broad and powerful strokes.
Overall, the trilogy has two drawbacks: the pace tends to be relatively slow--though not, I might add, slower than that of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and the brisk prose runs faster than that of Donaldson. The other drawback, to me, was more serious: that in the end I felt almost as if I had been lured into a trap, through reading these books, to be extremely miserable. If such was the author's intention, I have only to say that it worked. But not wishing such misery on others, I would warn more emotional readers, particularly those who develop a fondness for characters, to exercise due caution.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Good parallel to Medival History 2. Juni 2002
Von Acts1767 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I read this first book of the Fencer Trilogy, and literally found it difficult to put down once I got started! I'll start with the drawbacks, since there are few. The main drawback is the use of rather foul language; while it wasn't oppressively bad, there is enough in there to make it hard to read if you are offended at that kind of language. Second, though some Generals of the Medieval Period were frightening and ferocious (Byzantine General Belesarius being one), I found it a bit incredible that one General with merely 1,000 horsemen could hold vast hordes of tribal clans in check (the Romans alone couldn't do such a feat in Scotland, Rome taking several decades to conquor the region, and then not entirely or permanently. Even William the Conqueror had 5,000 men when he attacked England). Thirdly, the Clan Chieftain (Temrai, I think is his name) seemed a bit young to be this brilliant leader of his people (he becomes chief at 17), and again, though there have been some brilliant young leaders in history, it seems a bit of a stretch ot make a teen-ager who would barely be old enough to have children be this great leader of a vast tribe. Also, in the case of the tribes, many leaders - even as far as the great Genghis Khan - had to literally fight to become the great leaders they were, having to consolidate their power against powerful rivals. The fact that in his tribe, Temrai smoothly becomes the leader is a bit un-dramatic in the very least. Finally, there is some rather modern-sounding terminology used a few times in the story, just enough to make one wonder in what period this story is actually placed. It seemed that it was set somewhere between the 12th and 14th centuries, but at times seemed to be set during the Renaissance. This proived a bit confusing.
Those being said, the book "Colours in the Steel" was a magnificent book in it's strengths. I found the Character of Bardas Loredan to be brilliantly created, as a man trying to live out his life in a city that it would have been easy to be obscure in. He certainly isn't the type to inspire heroism, but when he is thrust into a position of authority (against his own will and judgement), he rises to the occasion. Some of the quotes in the book - especially one in which Loredan tells the Patriarch of Perimaedia that anyone who wants to be a leader and a General shouldn't be chosen as such. It was especially refreshing to see how Loredan uses plain old common sense to prepare the city for the coming war and siege, so far as not even knowing what to say, but having the right words and questions for the city council members when asked to prepare a defense. It makes me wonder if the other great leaders of our history and times were not so different in their lives. The other characters as well, such as the Patriarch Alexius, Athli the clerk, Gannadius,a nd Temtai the Clan Chief were all deep, feeling people who were also brilliantly created. Even the superstitious mind-set that permeated the Middle Ages is brought out with good writing as well, in the incident where Loredan as commander of the city's lower wall defenses used "Greek Fire" against the besiegers, only to be condemned as using witchcraft by the city council. Another good strength was the use of technical language, especially for the different weapons and siege engines. This made it easy to see the different things and objects used in the battle for the city.
All in all, even with the drawbacks, which were basically minor and structural, this book is worth 5 stars, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wishes to read a good book that is set somewhere in the Middle Ages. I hesitate to call it fantasy, as it seemed to me to be much like what happened to the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire with regards to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and not really so fantastic. For centuries, Constantinople was considered impregnable, and unconquorable. What finally brought about it's downfall was the unification of the Muslims under the Ottoman Turks (not so unlike Temrai's tribe), and their eventual use of gunpowder, siege weapons, and ships, not to mention turning the Greek Fire weapon - so famed and deadly in Byzantine hands - against the Byzantine defenders of Constantinople (and Constaintinople itself had at least two walls, if not three). "Colours of the Steel" certainly takes a strong parallel to the Byzantine Empire, right donw to the conquest of Perimaedia. Even the use of the Principle and curses seemed much like what the Roman Catholics at least practised if not believed during the time of the Middle Ages. The first book was extremely good, well written, with believable characters and happenings. More of a historical parallel than a fantasy book, I recommend this book to anyone.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very interesting early Parker novel 29. März 2014
Von dan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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It's good, maybe even great. It's about a siege on a city and a fencer who has to try and save it and it's awesome. It has a lot of explanations of fencing but other than that its a pretty good early work of Parker's, the newer stuff is a bit better than this one but it is still worth a read. It has a highly interesting plot and like other Parker books is extremely well worded and written. So all and all I would recommend reading it, but it might cause you to think that you need to read the rest of the books in the series, which is true but if you only read this one then that would probably be fine the other two books although good are not nearly as interesting as this one.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Less action-packed than its title promises 28. Juni 2005
Von Phome - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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*Colours in the Steel* is the story of an impregnable, highly sophisticated city that falls to barbarian plains men by stabbing itself in the foot. The city is the center of commerce and trade, open to all. It is a young clans man, Temrai, who comes up with the clever idea of entering the city as a sword-maker. He spends several months there, working his trade, while at the same time gathering information of every aspect of the city's defense system - he is even invited to read about ancient techniques on how the city might be defeated, forgotten by most, in the city library. When his father dies, Temrai becomes the new clan chief. He leads his clan in a crazy attack on the city in the name of a personal vendetta. His target is one Bardas Loredan.

Loredan, a fencer, a defender of the law, with a military past, is beginning to realize he might be getting too old for the dangerous profession. Without much enthusiasm he begins a fencing school but before his first students can graduate, he is commanded by the city council to take command of what passes for an army, and check out what is going on in the plains - reports have been coming in that the clans are starting to build heavy artillery, an unexpected turn for a group of people who have never cared for engineering. Loredan is caught between defending the city and the politics of the place, one day a hero, the next a villain. In a bizarre turn of events he finds himself alternately running the place or being in jail.

At the same time, the Patriarch who claims that magic does not exist begins to have bad headaches and ill health after implementing a curse against Loredan without really knowing what he is doing. And he keeps bumping into other people that seem to be naturals in the ways of the Principle (but not magical) forces without knowing what they're doing.

The story of the fall of Permadeia is a strange one, with many tendrils sticking out here and there. Much of the plot is unfinished, except for a simple though bizarre story of revenge. At the end of the book, we are left with too many loose ends, and an out-of-the way ending.

It is clear that Parker indeed practices what he preaches when he says that character is more important than story, for the characters are thoroughly developed while the story leaves something to be desired. The result is that believable characters move through the story with unbelievable motives. All in all, the book could do with some plot development. Further, much of the boring details on how trebuchets are constructed and how swords are made could be edited out. Perhaps Parker has missed his calling - he might very ably complete a PhD specialising in medieval weaponry and artillery.

Certain not the "action-packed adventure" promised by the Starburst review on the back. Nevertheless, *Colours in the Steel* is overall enjoyable, with some funny passages and realistic dialogue.
3.0 von 5 Sternen A frustrating read 27. Juli 2014
Von jenmoocat - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Couldn't put it down during the first half.
Skipped many many pages during the second.

I love a good swords, fighting, grunting, blood and guts book.
But this one just got dull and repetitive during the second sack of the city.

So many interesting ideas -- but executed only half-well.
Each could have been its own interesting story -- but all together it was just a muddy jumble.
Fencing training a young female lawyer whose name no one could remember.
Foreign brother and sister who seem to magically show up right at the best moments for no reason whatsoever.
Long lost evil but contrite brother -- what was that about?
Philosophical musings on the differences between magic and things people don't understand yet.
Pages and pages and pages on the trials and tribulations of building trebuchets and rafts and siege engines.

What a mess!
Actually a quite frustrating read.
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