The Privilege of the Sword

The Privilege of the Sword

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Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power in the city's ballroom, brothels and boudoirs. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred country girl versed in the rules of conventional society. Her mistake is thinking that they apply. For Katherine's host and uncle, Alec Campion, aka the Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here—and to him, rules are made to be broken. When Alec decides it would be more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to marriage, her world changes forever. Blade in hand, it's up to Katherine to navigate a maze of secrets and scoundrels and to gain the self-discovery that comes to those who master: the privilege of the sword.

Baker & Taylor
Anticipating nothing more than a conventional life and marriage among the city's high society, young Katherine Talbert is stunned when her uncle, the Mad Duke, hands her a sword, relegates her to boy's clothing, and sends her on an adventure-filled odyssey of self-discovery.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Anticipating nothing more than a conventional life and marriage among the city's high society, young Katherine Talbert is stunned when her uncle, the Mad Duke, hands her a sword, relegates her to boy's clothing, and sends her on an adventure-filled odyssey of self-discovery. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780553382686
0553382683
Branch Call Number: FICTION KUSHNER
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 21 cm

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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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