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How to rule an empire and get away with it / K. J. Parker.

Parker, K. J., (author.).


"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."--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316498678
  • ISBN: 031649867X
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Orbit, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Simultaneously published in Great Britain by Orbit"--Copyright page.
Subject: Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Imaginary places > Fiction.
Cities and towns > Fiction.
Sieges > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Theater > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Impersonation > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Prince Rupert Library Park (Text) 33294002141851 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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