Richard Saint-Vière est le meilleur duelliste des Bords-d'Eaux. Cela n'empêche pas le bretteur de se retrouver entraîné avec Alec, son amant, dans les intrigues des nobles de la Colline. L'honneur sera-t-il suffisant pour les déjouer ? Avec ses joutes d'escrime aussi bien que verbales, À la pointe de l'épée - un mélodrame de moeurs revient dans une édition augmentée de nouvelles (dont certaines inédites en français), mais aussi de textes en exclusivité mondiale : les lettres d'Octavia Saint-Vière
Thomas est un poète talentueux et insouciant, qui parcourt le monde au gré de ses envies. Mais quand il accepte le baiser de la Reine des Elfes, celle-ci l'emporte pendant sept années dans un pays aussi magique qu'inquiétant. Thomas devient alors le pion de la Reine, autant que de la partie qui l'oppose au Chasseur... Ellen Kushner (À la pointe de l'épée) nous plonge dans l'univers poétique et celtique de Thomas le Rimeur, un roman qui lui a valu un World Fantasy Awards.
The classic forerunner to The Fall of the Kings now with three bonus stories.
Hailed by critics as "a bravura performance" (Locus) and "witty, sharp-eyed, [and] full of interesting people" (Newsday), this classic melodrama of manners, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasy to an unprecedented level of elegant writing and scintillating wit. Award-winning author Ellen Kushner has created a world of unforgettable characters whose political ambitions, passionate love affairs, and age-old rivalries collide with deadly results.
On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.
From the Paperback edition.
Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner's inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and magic into a vivid
contemporary novel about the mysteries of the human heart. Brimming with ballads, riddles, and magical transformations, here is the timeless tale of a charismatic bard whose talents earn him a two-edged otherworldly gift.
A minstrel lives by his words, his tunes, and sometimes by his lies. But when the bold and gifted young Thomas the Rhymer awakens the desire of the powerful Queen of Elfland, he finds that words are not enough to keep him from his fate. As the Queen sweeps him far from the people he has known and loved into her realm of magic, opulence--and captivity--he learns at last what it is to be truly human. When he returns to his home with the Queen's parting gift, his great task will be to seek out the girl he loved and wronged, and offer her at last the tongue that cannot lie.
From the Paperback edition.
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power and prestige in the city's labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A well-bred country girl, Katherine knows all the rules of conventional society. Her biggest mistake is thinking they apply.
Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, the capricious and decadent Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here-and to him, rules are made to be broken. When he decides it would be far more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to ballroom and husband, her world changes forever. And there's no going back. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to find her own way through a maze of secrets and betrayals, nobles and scoundrels-and to gain the power, respect, and self-discovery that come to those who master...
Nun, Gimel, Hey, Shin
Sara finds Chanukah celebrations boring. When her Tante Miriam arrives and gives her a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, takes Sara on a journey to a magical world.
When the princess is taken by the Demon King, who possesses the power of the Tree of Life, it is Sara who must use her wit to save the princess and return her to her parents -- King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
A delightful holiday tale that weaves together threads of Jewish folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
Richard Saint-Vière est le meilleur duelliste des Bords-d'Eaux. Cela n'empêche pas le bretteur de se retrouver entraîné avec Alec, son amant, dans les intrigues des nobles de la Colline. L'honneur sera-t-il suffisant pour les déjouer ? Avec ses joutes d'escrime aussi bien que verbales, À la pointe de l'épée - un mélodrame de moeurs revient dans une édition augmentée de nouvelles (dont certaines inédites en français), mais aussi de textes en exclusivité mondiale : les lettres d'Octavia Saint-Vière.
Ellen Kushner est une autrice américaine qui a remporté le World Fantasy Award avec Thomas le rimeur et le Locus Award pour The Privilege of the Sword.
Édition augmentée inédite
Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today's urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.
From the Hardcover edition.
This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel, Swordspoint, is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself-and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....
The Fall of the Kings
Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men, Theron Campion, a young nobleman of royal lineage, is heir to an ancient house and a modern scandal. Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. There he meets Basil St. Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge-and a passion for the ancient kings. Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets. Only Basil ins not convinced-nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king...
From the Trade Paperback edition.