How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It

This is the story of how the City was saved, by Notker the professional liar, written down because eventually the truth always seeps through.

Author: K. J. Parker

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 0356514382

Category: Armies

Page: 384

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This is the story of how the City was saved, by Notker the professional liar, written down because eventually the truth always seeps through. The City may be under siege, but everyone still has to make a living. Take Notker, the acclaimed playwright, actor and impresario. Nobody works harder, even when he's not working. Thankfully, the good citizens of Classis appreciate an evening at the theatre even when there are large rocks falling out of the sky. But Notker is a man of many talents, and all the world is, apparently, a stage. It seems that the Empire needs him or someone who looks a lot like him for a role that will call for the performance of a lifetime. At least it will guarantee fame, fortune and immortality. If it doesn't kill him first. This is the story of Notker, an occasionally good man and a terrible liar. With razor-sharp wit, K.J. Parker has created one of fantasy's greatest heroes, and he might even get away with it.

How To Rule An Empire and Get Away With It

“We don't get the girl, but we get all the laughs. You might have said something. ... “You were desperate to get out of the City. ... not mention the fact that you tried to betray the emperor to the enemy?” “Notker—” “Keep your voice ...

Author: K. J. Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356514376

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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This is the story of how the City was saved, by Notker the professional liar, written down because eventually the truth always seeps through. The City may be under siege, but everyone still has to make a living. Take Notker, the acclaimed playwright, actor and impresario. Nobody works harder, even when he's not working. Thankfully, it turns out that people appreciate an evening at the theatre even when there are large rocks falling out of the sky. But Notker is a man of many talents, and all the world is, apparently, a stage. It seems that the Empire needs him - or someone who looks a lot like him - for a role that will call for the performance of a lifetime. At least it will guarantee fame, fortune and immortality. If it doesn't kill him first. This is the story of Notker, an occasionally good man and a terrible liar. With razor-sharp prose and ferocious wit, K.J. Parker has created one of fantasy's greatest heroes, and he might even get away with it.

A Practical Guide to Conquering the World

This is the true story of Aemilius Felix Boioannes the younger, the intended and unintended consequence of his life, the bad stuff he did on purpose, and the good stuff that happened in spite of him.

Author: K. J. Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356514406

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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This is the true story of Aemilius Felix Boioannes the younger, the intended and unintended consequence of his life, the bad stuff he did on purpose, and the good stuff that happened in spite of him. It is, in other words, the tale of a war to end all wars and the man responsible. A Practical Guide to Conquering the World can be read by itself, but for those who like endings, it can also be considered the refreshingly pragmatic conclusion to K. J. Parker's acclaimed sequence of novels that began with Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City and continued with How To Rule An Empire And Get Away With It Praise for K. J Parker: 'Readers are ensured a good time and a barrel of laughs to boot' Publishers Weekly on How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It 'Parker's latest epic fantasy proves that all the world is, indeed, a stage, and Parker himself is a master impresario. Readers will enjoy his comedic take on how politics are comprised of equal parts lies, incompetence, and the foolishness of humanity-with just enough flashes of brilliance to save the day. Recommended for fans of Terry Pratchett' Library Journal on How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It 'Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun' SFX on Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City 'Launches a witty adventure series . . . Readers will appreciate the infusion of humor and fun-loving characters into this vivid and sometimes grim fantasy world' Publishers Weekly on Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Rise Of Empire

“What happens when the Ghazel finish with Delgos and decide to march north? ... By then the New Empire will be supreme and the Nationalists a memory. ... “I won't let a man of your talents get away that easily. Now that I've found you, ...

Author: Michael J Sullivan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748131365

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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FORTUNE FAVOURS THE THIEF The birth of the Nyphron Empire has brought war to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind the enemy's lines. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own shadowy struggle for power. To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian's past. What he discovers leads the thieves to the ends of the world on a journey amid treachery and betrayals, forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again. 'This epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller' Library Journal on Theft of Swords The Riyria Revelations THEFT OF SWORDS RISE OF EMPIRE HEIR OF NOVRON The Riyria Chronicles THE CROWN TOWER THE ROSE AND THE THORN

The Rise and Decline of the American Empire

With the diversities within the British Empire—direct and indirect rule, formal and informal empire—there were indeed ... 8 In an effort to get away from these complexities John Darwin has started referring to “world systems”—i.e. the ...

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199646104

Category: History

Page: 221

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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire" explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. Lundestad argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen. Now, however, he argues the US is in decline, its economic growth is slow and its debt is rising rapidly.

Single stanza Lyrics

The Emperor was Innocent's ward , and the Pope's feudal lordship in Sicily was confirmed ; the Church's ... He could not even begin to restore his rule in Sicily and northern Italy until he could get away from Germany , where he was ...

Author: Walther

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041594337X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Here are the insights of a bitter wanderer and lyric genius into a range of issues, including the dynamics of performance, the nature of artistic patronage, the social standing of the poet, the evolution of communal ideals, the meaning of honor, the worldly power of the Church, and the concept of empire. For scholars and general readers alike, this collection offers inspired testimony and noble entertainment from one of the most charismatic witnesses of the Middle Ages."--BOOK JACKET.

Ireland as It Is and as It Would Be Under Home Rule

At the present moment they are running the British Empire. You cannot get away from the fact that they return the Irish majority, and you will admit that the Irish majority is now the ruling power. Let me illustrate my point.

Author: Robert John Buckley

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547126140

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Ireland as It Is, and as It Would Be Under Home Rule" by Robert John Buckley. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Emperor Harsha

'You cannot rule by enforcing fear alone.' They set out on a walk in the moonlit night. The fires in the camp had dwindled, and they still heard footsteps of soldiers moving around and whispers of conversations. As they walked on, ...

Author: Adity Kay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9789350095935

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Young Harsha wants only to be a scholar – but when the crown falls to him, can the reluctant prince rise to the occasion? India, seventh century CE. Harsha, the youngest prince of the northern kingdom of Sthaniswara, is immersed in his studies at Nalanda. As far as he is concerned, the future of his realm is secure in the hands of his brother, the strait-laced crown prince Rajyavardhana. But when the time comes for his sister’s swayamvar, Harsha is compelled to tear himself away from his books – for only a little while, he hopes. Things, however, take an ugly turn at the swayamvar, as Devagupta, king of neighbouring Malava, makes no secret of his ire at not being chosen by the princess. And when their father, King Prabhakaravardhana, dies under mysterious circumstances soon after, the princes fear something sinister is afoot. While Rajyavardhana takes the throne, Harsha sets out to unravel a web of intrigue he suspects spans kingdoms. But his mission is cut short, as war rocks the land and treachery lays low his brother. Burdened with the crown, the scholar prince now has to battle enemies who follow no dharma, exact vengeance upon the devious Devagupta and hunt down the even more dangerous foe pulling all the strings. And as a new force rises to the south, Harsha realizes he must ready himself to face his greatest challenge yet.

Readings in Classical Political Thought

For those who stay out of public affairs survive only with the help of other people who take action ; and they are no use to a city that rules an empire , though in a subject state they may serve safely enough [ 64 ] Don't be seduced by ...

Author: Peter J. Steinberger

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872205126

Category: Political Science

Page: 642

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Designed to include all of the texts from Presocratics through Machiavelli likely to be read in an undergraduate course on classical political thought, this anthology has at its core generous selections from Plato and Aristotle. Building on this core is a sufficiently diverse and substantial selection of texts from other writers--including Thucydides and the Sophists--to allow for inquiry into the variety of Classical Greek approaches to politics, as well as into Roman, Medieval and Renaissance developments of the classical tradition. Preeminent translations and the editor's own thoughtful introductions further distinguish this unique anthology.

Galactic War 1

But when they arrived they were shocked at what they saw the crimson sun went nova the resulting shockwave that blew the planet apart and severely destabilized the partner sun's core they managed to get away as the star exploded in a ...

Author: William A. Gibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477136065

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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This story starts out 5000 years plus in the future on a distant planet and someone discovers there is a threat to the entire universe, an ultimate weapon has been unleashed in the process finds out the own way to deal with this problem is to travel to earth. In the process meet someone who can assist only there is the small snag the item they require does not exist anymore. So they travel back in time to acquire this item and in the process run into a few problems, after threat is thought to be neutralized they track down those who are responsible and get more than they bargained for.