Good book but avoid the sequels - seriously,
This review is from: Colours in the Steel (Fencer Trilogy) (Mass Market Paperback)
As a number of other reviewers have mentioned, this is an enjoyable book with some quite likeable characters. As a fencer myself, the discussion and description of the fencing was quite interesting.
The real strength is that as the plot develops you can feel real possibilities opening up for where the story might lead. Sadly the next two in the trilogy are REALLY not very good and do not expand on these, particularly the third one. So buy this and read it, just don't bother with the other two.