Quillifer the Knight

Quillifer the Knight

“Williams knows exactly what to do with Quillifer, and it's hugely entertaining.” —Locus “Walter Jon Williams is always fun, but this may be his best yet, a delight from start to finish, witty, colorful, exciting and amusing by ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

ISBN: 9781481490016

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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“Williams knows exactly what to do with Quillifer, and it's hugely entertaining.” —Locus “Walter Jon Williams is always fun, but this may be his best yet, a delight from start to finish, witty, colorful, exciting and amusing by turns, exquisitely written.” —George R. R. Martin “Chock full of derring-do, blood and thunder, swashbuckling, and other good stuff evocative of Rafael Sabatini, Sir Walter Scott, and the penny-bloods.” —Paul Di Filippo, author of The Big Get-Even Quillifer—now a member of the nobility—finds himself further immersed in court politics as the outcast princess Floria is suddenly in a position of power with a rebellion stoked by a certain brilliant tactician, in this thrilling sequel to Quillifer. Rogue. Joker. Lover. Reluctant conspirator. The ambitious young Quillifer was been knighted for services to the crown, but was then banished from court by a queen who finds him obnoxious. Now, after a two-year voyage to improve his fortunes, Quillifer returns to court and is plunged immediately into a maelstrom of intrigue that triggers duels, plots, amours, and rollicking adventure. Bounding back and forth from the high councils of state to the warm bed of his mistress, Quillifer must exert every ounce of seductive charm and low cunning in order to survive. Queen Berlauda’s foreign husband brings war in his wake, along with a clutch of officials who enforce the royal will with violence, torture, and judicial murder. A dragon menaces the realm, and political conspiracy threatens the life of Quillifer’s young patroness, Princess Floria. It’s the traditional job of a knight to fight dragons and rescue princesses, but Quillifer is hardly a traditional knight, and he brings to the job an array of unorthodox skills that dazzles his swarm of rivals, seduces their wives, and threatens the realm. But there’s a greater menace to Quillifer than deadly political intrigue, for once again he finds himself hunted by the cruel, beautiful, and vengeful goddess Orlanda.
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Lord Quillifer

Lord Quillifer

ALSO BY WALTER JON WILLIAMS NOVELS DAGMAR SHAW SERIES This Is Not a Game Deep State The Fourth Wall Ambassador of Progress Knight Moves Hardwired Voice of the Whirlwind Angel Station Days of Atonement Aristoi Implied Spaces BOOKS OF THE ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481490054

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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“For all of you who need some great fantasy to read while you're waiting for The Winds of Winter...try Quillifer, by Walter Jon Williams. WJW is always fun, but this might be his best yet, a delight from start to finish, witty, colorful, exciting and amusing by turns, exquisitely written.” —George R. R. Martin, author of the Song of Ice and Fire series “Chock full of derring-do, blood and thunder, swashbuckling, and other good stuff.” —Paul di Filippo, Locus “You have risen as far as you can, and from this point, you may only fall. The matter is inevitable, and I need not intervene.” Quillifer’s archenemy, the beautiful and vengeful goddess Orlanda, predicts his inescapable fall from power, and Quillifer has to admit that she may be right. Quillifer has risen high at court. The butcher’s son is now a lord, and now is the confidential agent of the state, the caretaker of the kingdom’s secrets, and the secret lover of the young and brilliant Queen Floria. He finds himself surrounded by perils. The nobles are at odds with one another, but united in despising Quillifer. Someone has brought deadly poison into court, and Quillifer fears the Queen may be the intended victim. Another assassination plot is aimed at Quillifer himself, and an enemy nation has landed troops intending to topple Floria by force. Quillifer must solve every mystery, meet every danger, and discover every secret in order to guard himself and his love, Floria, from the dangers that beset them. Lord Quillifer marks the anticipated return of Walter Jon Williams, a New York Times bestselling author and multiple award-winning fantasy author.
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Hardwired Complete Novel

Hardwired  Complete Novel

Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi Metropolitan City on Fire Ambassador of Progress Angel ... Quillifer the Knight Lord Quillifer (forthcoming) Dagmar Shaw Thrillers This Is Not a Game Deep State.

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780983740841

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

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For its thirtieth anniversary, Hardwired is now available in a deluxe new edition, with new content by the author. Earth lies prostrate beneath the lash of the Orbital powers, and Earth’s Balkanized nations have no choice but to let the Orbitals plunder their remaining wealth. Below the zone of Orbital control, buttonheads, panzerjocks, dirtgirls, and hustlers scramble for their ticket out of the gravity well. But now, if the criminal underworld and the guerrilla underground can join forces, there is a chance to shift the balance of power— in a war fought on the ground by hardwired commandos, in the air by high-flying deltajocks, and by genius hackers in the neural interface. As Roger Zelazny said, “Hardwired is a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars— glittering, nasty, and noble— and told in a style perfectly suiting its content. It has all of my favorite things— blood, love, fire, hate and a high ideal or two. I wish I’d written this one.” The Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of this cyberpunk classic includes essays by the author devoted to the origin of the novel, the unexpected source of the term “panzerboy,” and an amused guide through some of the oddities of the first German edition.
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Investments Dread Empire s Fall Series

Investments  Dread Empire s Fall Series

Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Dagmar Shaw Thrillers This Is Not a Game Deep State The Fourth Wall Diamonds for Tequila Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi Metropolitan City on Fire ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780985454326

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

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Unable to find a meaningful posting due to the hostility of his superiors, Captain Lord Gareth Martinez has accepted a meaningless post as Inspector General of Chee, a newly-settled world. Intending nothing more than a pleasant vacation with his family, he first stumbles across a murderous conspiracy, and then learns he must battle a literal cosmic menace that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet
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Investments

Investments

Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Dagmar Shaw Thrillers This Is Not a Game Deep State The Fourth Wall Diamonds for Tequila Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi Metropolitan City on Fire ...

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Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

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Category: Indiana

Page: 44

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Categories: Indiana

The Tern Schooner

The Tern Schooner

Quillifer Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi Metropolitan City on Fire Ambassador of Progress Angel Station The Rift Implied Spaces Divertimenti The ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780985454388

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

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Devastated by the loss of his family, Gideon Markham has retreated to his ship and the life of the sea. Heir to a privateering tradition, he brings his schooner into the Gulf of Mexico to wage unremitting war on the British who threaten America’s freedom. But the puritanical Gideon finds the Gulf a strange and threatening place, and soon he must face Jean Laffite’s pirates, a mutiny, an attack by Red Stick Creeks, and a British invasion . . . none of which he finds as baffling and alarming as Maria-Anna de Suarez, an attractive widow who gambles at cards, brandishes a pair of pistols, and plans to lead an expedition into the heart of enemy territory, with Gideon as her guide and pawn. Originally published as The Yankee, this is one of the action-packed historical novels with which Walter Jon Williams began his career.
Categories: Fiction

Cat Island

Cat Island

Quillifer Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi Metropolitan City on Fire Ambassador of Progress Angel Station The Rift Implied Spaces Divertimenti The ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780985454395

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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In a frigate stolen from his own navy, Captain Favian Markham races to New Orleans with the dispatches he’s captured from a British warship— dispatches making it clear that the city will soon be the target of a British fleet and an invading army. But Favian finds New Orleans a city of intrigue, where Creoles conspire against the Americans, where streetfighters cloak their murders under the Code Duello, the pirate Jean Laffite battles the Navy, and a cabal of elite soldiers conspire to hand the city to the enemy— and where two sensuous Creole women, Eugenie and Campaspe, vie for his favor. In order to resist the coming invasion, Favian must fight his way clear of conspiracy and unite the divided city, and soon discovers that in order to buy time for the defenders, he must sacrifice his own ship, and his own career, in a hopeless fight against an overwhelming power . . .
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Days of Atonement

Days of Atonement

Other Books by Walter Jon Williams Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi ... The Second Books of the Praxis The Accidental War Fleet Elements Imperium Restored Quillifer Series Quillifer!

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780983740834

Category: Fiction

Page: 597

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Loren Hawn is a traditional Western peace officer walking the streets of 21st Century New Mexico, and seemingly unaware that times have changed. And when a dying man named Randal falls out of a bullet-riddled car and dies in Loren’s arm, Loren finds he isn’t the only man living in the wrong time--- because he remembers pulling Randal’s dead body out of a wrecked car twenty years before. He knows the car belongs to a scientist who works at the high-security laboratory built on the outskirts of town, and he knows that if he doesn’t work fast, all evidence of a crime will disappear into national security vaults. In order to bring justice back to his community, Loren will have to risk everything, his life, his job, his faith, and his family. The Chicago Sun-Times said, "This is a novel that works marvelously on a variety of levels--- as an adventure story, a trek through personal entanglements, a study in detailed police techniques and an elightening lesson in theoretical science. And if that isn't enough, it also offers a totally unexpected ending.
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To Glory Arise Privateers and Gentlemen

To Glory Arise  Privateers and Gentlemen

... Fall) The Praxis The Sundering Conventions of War Investments Impersonations Quillifer Series (NEW!!!) Quillifer Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Novels Hardwired Knight Moves Voice of the Whirlwind Days of Atonement Aristoi.

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780988901711

Category: Fiction

Page:

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This is Walter Jon Williams’ first published work, one of the historical novels with which he began his career. The American Revolution is throwing up a new breed of hero, Yankee privateers who dare the might of the Royal Navy to slash at British commerce. Foremost among them are the three Markham brothers, Jehu, Josiah, and Malachi, who link their destiny to that of their young nation, and seek their fortune in the cannon’s mouth.
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The Rift

The Rift

... War The First Books of the Praxis (Dread Empire's Fall) The Praxis The Sundering Conventions of War Investments Impersonations Quillifer Series (NEW!!!) Quillifer Quillifer the Knight (forthcoming 2020) Novels Hardwired Knight Moves.

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780988901742

Category: Fiction

Page: 1247

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"The Rift would be a very good beach book, if you could put it down long enough to get into the water." —— The San Diego Union Tribune FRACTURE LINES PERMEATE THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES. Some comprise the New Madrid fault, the most dangerous earthquake zone in the world. Other fracture lines are social—— economic, religious, racial, and ethnic. What happens when they all crack at once? Caught in the disaster as cities burn and bridges tumble, young Jason Adams finds himself adrift on the Mississippi with African-American engineer Nick Ruford. A modern-day Huck and Jim, they spin helplessly down the river and into the widening faults in American society, encountering violence and hope, compassion and despair, and the primal wilderness that threatens to engulf not only them, but all they love... " A breakout book that you'll swear the author lived" —— SF Age "I don't like disaster novels. I would not have even glanced at The Rift if it weren't backed by Walter Jon Williams' reputation for excellence. And I definitely would not have kept reading if Williams hadn't demonstrated on every page that he deserves his reputation. The result? I was so engrossed in—— and engaged by ——The Rift that I forgot that I don't like disaster novels. This book is an impressive achievement.” —— Stephen R. Donaldson, New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant "The Rift is bloody wonderful! Williams brings an historic disaster back for an encore and metaphorically flattens it again. This is the stuff for which sleep is lost--and awards are made." —— Dean Ing "The Rift shakes up the world like it's never been shaken before." —— Fred Saberhagen "[For fans of the disaster novel] Williams delivers the requisite thrills and setpieces—— but he also, to paraphrase Conrad, offers a bit of that truth for which they forgot to ask." —— Locus
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