The Privilege of the Sword

The Privilege of the Sword

eBook - 2006
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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 the privilege of the sword.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780553902839
0553902830
Characteristics: 378 ; 21 cm.
Summary: 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 the privilege of the sword.

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smeddley
Feb 25, 2015

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eleanorewoods
Oct 10, 2013

A wonderful book of self-discovery with unique and fascinating characters! I highly recommend this book for those that don't want to read the same plot with the same character archetypes has every other YA book!

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graceling3
Jul 01, 2012

Horrid. No excusable or even remotely acceptance plot structure to the novel; too many narration changes throughout the book; and the relationships between most of the other main characters were quite repulsing, in my opinion. Definitely NOT your usual adventure, action packed book.

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