"From the Trade Paperback edition.
PRAISE FOR THE FALL OF THE KINGS:
"Immensely appealing, intelligent, and great fun."
"The authors tap into fantasy’s genuine source of drama, its ability to haunt, appall, transform."
"Embraces the age-old struggle between scholars and mystics...to bridge the gulf that separates history from mystery."
--Fantasy & Science Fiction
"One of the bawdiest and most intellectually stimulating novels of the year!"
"Richly textured...authentic...A fantasy novel that won't insult your intelligence."
--Science Fiction Chronicle
"Gorgeous prose and a galloping story, with...a deep understanding of a true scholar's passion for his subject."
--Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow
"Stunning...If Oscar Wilde were writing high fantasy, he'd want to write The Fall of the Kings."
--Sarah Smith, author of A Citizen of the Country
"Attractive characters, realistically enmeshed in social, political, and personal concerns... realized with a robust depth and realism."
--Suzy McKee Charnas, author of My Father's Ghost
"Kushner and Sherman don't spin fables or knit fancies: they are world-forgers, working in a language of iron and air."
--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Lost
"The Fall of the Kings is, if possible, even better [than Swordspoint]--twistier and deeper."
--Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods
"Splendid....one of my favorite books this year!"
--Charles de Lint, author of The Onion Girl
"This is how fantasy should be written!...sweeps you in and lets you live the story with the characters."
--Lynn Flewelling, author of The Bone Doll's Twin
"A delicious read . . . dark, sexy, and wickedly funny by turns. I loved it. You'll love it too."
--Terri Windling, editor of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
"Ellen Kushner writes like an angel...pellucid, poetically structured prose [and] a gathering sense of tragic reality."