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I keep running across Parker's name, always in the context of high praise, so I am becoming intrigued enough to check out her work. I'd truly appreciate suggestions for where to start.

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Purple and Black is another great starting point though I do not know how widely available is. I think the actual style the author was going for follows more from the Venetian Republic than anything else. The story borrows themes from the Venetian Republic's conflicts with Byzantium, or even perhaps with the Ottoman empire.

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Sentio shook his head. It means I can indulge myself in little fits of temper without ruining the economy of the Republic. Those hoping for some strong female characters may be disappointed.

The Folding Knife

That is not to say there are no women, but they are mostly not as well-developed as the others who were mentioned. On the subject of expectations going in to this novel — it is labeled as fantasy but there is no magic at all.

This book is set in a made-up world and is fantasy in that respect, but if there were no place names or clearly fictional rulers it could almost be historical fiction. My only real complaint about this book is the ending, which was rushed and not very satisfying after all the buildup. The political and economic machinations are surprisingly fascinating, particularly with the easygoing dialogue tinged with humor.

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Spot and Chiffy sneak out of war-torn Mavortis and travel across the world, having all sorts of adventures. The Folding Knife is written almost flawlessly with the same understated, cynical voice of KJ Parker's oeuvre, though this one is arguably the most idealistic of all the author's novels and Basso is the author's most idealistic character who wants to do good in a "real world" way through a combination of wealth, populism and intrigue with "war is an admission of failure" as his motto. Hardcover , pages. He works every machination with an undercurrent of guilt, driven by a corrupt conscience that plagues him as often as it guides him. Parker, though, leaves the reader questioning whether Basso was ever a great man and just what mistake he made. As usual, her writing is solid, with good dialogue and grasp of details.