Academic Exercises

K. J. Parker
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Academic Exercises


This is a collection of the author's faux history fantasies set in a world which resembles Earth in the Age of Antiquity, and they all have the same things in common:

The plots typically involve wars, sieges, commerce, politics, academic shenanigans, con artists, and/or magic practitioners. The vast majority of the characters are men, but the occasional secondary female characters generally tend to be as brilliant and canny as the protagonists.

Readers who enjoy stories involving military strategy, engineering, and political machinations will likely really enjoy these twisty, turny stories.