Wit and intelligence,
This review is from: The Folding Knife (Paperback)
KJ Parker is a serious writer but in this book the author relaxes and has a little fun. This is wink to the reader fun as we get a lighter side of fantasy (and this is fantasy with a very small F) and see leadership, politics and economics from the perspective of Bosso, First Citizen of a Republic. Bosso is a very clever man, forced to kill his brother-in-law and his wife and making an enemy he can't bare to destroy.
It is a bit different and enjoyable for that as we see a master manipulator take a long term vision and gamble everything on the right outcome.
It is clever and intelligent stuff, very enjoyable and probably my favourite book from Parker so far....