EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker


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  • Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
  • K.J. Parker
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  • 21 October 2020
  • 9780356506739

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    K.J. Parker ↠ 0 Read Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ K.J. Parker EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker First person narration funny irreverent lots of twists being a huge fan of the author and reading pretty much all his books I saw some ahead of time as those occur freuently throughout his work but it still managed to surprise me uite often While the ending has a conclusion so to speak I really hope this is the start of a new series as advertised There is an epilogue that sort of connects it with other works

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ K.J. Parker K.J. Parker ↠ 0 Read EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker The worms declared war on the lions and all the animals in the forest were sure the lions would win But the lions couldn’t catch the worms b

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    EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker as a wise man once said the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is luck doesn't work if you push itAnd just like that I'm inLess fantasy than parable KJ Parker's clever little book is set in an alternate version of the Holy Roman Empire which frankly is a fine milieu for the story of a siege Told entirely in the first person b

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    EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City is uite a different book and I absolutely loved it In some ways it is like a practical application of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War because the telling of the story relies on strategy forethought knowing one’

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    EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ K.J. Parker K.J. Parker ↠ 0 Read The worms of the Earth against the lionsThe sweetly realized success of Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City really hinges on its witty depiction of the protagonist Orhan head of the Imperial army engineers with all his myriad inconsistencies

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    EBOOK or PDF (Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City) ô K.J. Parker Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ K.J. Parker characters Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City “According to the books there’s an extensive literature on the subject there are fifteen ways to defend a walled city You can try one of them and if that doesn’t workWhat the books don’t tell you is there’s a sixteenth way You can use it when you’ve got nothing; no stuff no men and nobody to lead them Apart from that it’s got nothing to recommend it whatsoever” I’ve discovered KJ Parker late in my life through his bril

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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Free download Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City 100 Th the wrong color skin He is the City's only hopeBut nobody rich or poor wants to take orders from a jumped up Milkface Saving the City from itself might be difficult than surviving the coming sieg. Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City is uite a different book and I absolutely loved it In some ways it is like a practical application of Sun Tzu s The Art of War because the telling of the story relies on strategy forethought knowing one s enemy and intelligent application of the techniues of battle rather than anything decidedly heroic or magical Orhan can do with a mile of rope a bucket of nails and some support beams stolen from an old church than most men can do with a whole army He knows this and also knows his story lacks the glorious elements of most heroic adventures so he s telling it himself and no doubt spicing it up a little for us the readers He is a fantastic character with a bone dry sense of humour a heart and soul that force him to make hard decisions however unpleasant the nuance and humility to deal with people of different classes and talk about being perfect for the job I love a reluctant hero as much as the next person but there is also something incredibly satisfying as seeing the exact man for the job get the actual job especially when the circumstances dictate anyone who may try and take over his job because of wealth position etc is not around to do so I m an engineer I told myself People bring me problems and I fix them I m an engineer my answer to any and every problem is a gadget a trick a device I don t consider the politics or the ethics If a bridge needs to be built I rig something up with logs and ropes If the system is so hopelessly fucked that I can t get pay or supplies for my men I manufacture coins and seals If the City is threatened with a fate it richly deserves I modify and improve catapults improvise armour out of bed linen manufacture sorry forge both senses of the word new communities fake ones naturally authorised by a fake seal I fix broken people with things with tricks lies and devices I m resourceful and ingenious I don t confront I avoid and one of the things I do my best to avoid is justice and another one is death I loved the intense focus on the aforementioned elements and the absence of distracting romantic or political subplots It s a tight and exciting story based on logic clever ideas and razor sharp wit and it moves at a tumultuous paceThere is some nice discussion about identity and racism as Ohran referred to as a milk face lives and works among a systemically superior race known as the Robar who have blue faces Though he is a respected engineer with friends and men of both races there are places he cannot go and people he cannot speak to simply because of the colour of his skin At one point after a particularly brilliant counter move that turns the enemy back he is unrecognisably filthy and goes to wash himself where he is chastised by a blue for using a blue only fountain His instant and instinctual response to completely accept his lower social rank despite being the only thing stopping the death of every man woman and child in the castle spoke volumes about the sort of dehumanization he had become accustomed to when he had every right to kick that guy in the balls and wash his own in that damn fountainI for one hope that a few volumes of Orhan s memoirs survived destruction and will one day be uncovered It s an incredibly interesting viewpoint from which to watch a siege and I d be interested to see how he would do in a less fortified position like being caught in transit as well as possibly being forced to lead an attack I d highly recommend Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City for lovers of fantasy and military stories and to anyone looking for something to mix up their TBR list As a stand alone at roughly 350 pages it asks very little but delivers so damn much and I m grateful for receiving an ARC from the publishers

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Free download Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City 100 The powerful new novel from World Fantasy Award winner K J Parker and the start of a sweeping new epic fantasy seriesA siege is approaching and the City has little time left to prepare The people ha. First person narration funny irreverent lots of twists being a huge fan of the author and reading pretty much all his books I saw some ahead of time as those occur freuently throughout his work but it still managed to surprise me uite often While the ending has a conclusion so to speak I really hope this is the start of a new series as advertised There is an epilogue that sort of connects it with other works at least as some naming like met d Oc or events like Perimadeia s destruction and the siege of Mezentia etc go though all those are in the far future of the events here which are set in the author s faux Byzantine setting though this time the empire s dominant race is named as the Robur otherwise the City has the usual Byzantine stuff including the blue and green factions though here they fight in the arena Roman style in addition to chariot racing the bureaucracy Senate emperor etcThe main hero colonel Orhan chief of engineers is the only barbarian that has some moderately high rank he is even a member of the security council of the empire in this uality but he is rarely invited to the meetings of course the usual name for most barbarians is milkface though the term is illegal under Robur law as is blueskin the derogatory term the subjugated people of the Empire use for the Robur though of course while prosecutions for using milkface are non existent as after all the Robur would never ever use such a term the ones for using blueskin happen often as Orhan informs us since as all know the milkfaces are uncouth coarse and deserve their roles as subjects indentured servants the empire abolished slavery but replaced it with the even better indentured servitude manpower for the armies and menial work or for their women to work in the entertainment business as again Orhan puts it so nicely as the book goes on we find out Orhan s past at least in so far we can trust his narration as KJ parker s heroes go he reminds of Saloninus though he is much less self important and amoral how he got to be a colonel and commander of engineers the short of it he is really good at doing stuff despite the bureaucracy and engineers for once are the ones where stuff really needs to be done and much and then stuff happens and as the blurb has it Orhan has to defend the City against an unknown enemy that seems to have annihilated all the Imperial armies destroyed or blockaded the Imperial fleets and isolated the City without any real soldiers inside few war weapons as blades and the like are galore of course few provisions no ships arriving at the docks and no one in authority present the Senators of course don t count as they know only how to talk enemy that seems bent not on conuest but on total destructionBut big events present big opportunities so Orhan who is somewhat of an idealist at heart may be able to use this to bring on the just society where everyone from the low to the high even including milkfaces and women has a stake though the people of the City still don t like jumped up milkfacesA few choice uotes The Robur pride themselves on their good manners and besides calling a milkface a milkface is Conduct Prejudicial and can get you court martialled For the record nobody s ever faced charges on that score which proves doesn t it that Imperials aren t biased or bigoted in any way On the other hand several dozen auxiliary officers have been tried and cashiered for calling an Imperial a blueskin so you can see just how wicked and deserving of contempt my lot truly are It s just occurred to me that maybe you don t know very much about the Themes It s possible if you re from out of town Maybe all you know is that there are two rival groups of supporters in the Hippodrome one lot with blue favors one lot with green and they cheer for their side in the sword fighting and the chariot races Which is true It started that way certainly Then about two hundred and fifty years ago the Blues took up a collection for the fighters widows and orphans Naturally the Greens did the same A bit later they extended the fund to look after the dependants of Theme members you pay a few trachy every week into the pot and if you fall on hard times you get a bit of help till you re on your feet again Well an idea that good was bound to catch on just as bound to go wrong Before long the Theme treasuries controlled huge assets invested in shipping and manufacturing since commoners can t own land Money brought power which wasn t always used wisely or honestly Then the Greens started organizing the labor at the docks the Blues did the same in haulage and the civil service lower grades Wasn t long before the government got scared and tried to interfere which got us the Victory riots twenty thousand dead in the Hippodrome when the City Prefect sent in Hus auxiliaries Since then the Themes have kept a low profile What they do the funds and all the activities that go with them is strictly illegal but since when did that stop anybody from doing anything Besides if you get sick or break a leg in this man s town it s the Themes you turn to or starve to death Her father was a trustee of the Greens fund and uite a big man in the movement did a lot of bad things and a lot of good ones until he neglected to sidestep in the Hippodrome and got skewered I d assumed he d creamed off enough to set his daughter up for life but it turned out he gambled it away as fast as he embezzled it As far as she knows there was enough left to buy her the Dogs Actually there wasn t and regimental funds had to come to the rescue Well it was that or three thousand regulation shovels and we have plenty of shovels I was always a Blue incidentally until I met her father So you see people can change their minds on even the most fundamental issues of conscienceExcellent stuff and highly recommended and again I really really hope the story continues soon

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Free download Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City 100 Ve no food and no weapons and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them allTheir only chance rests with a colonel of engineers a despised outsider a genius a master of military and political strategy wi. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewHomage to Engineers Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by by KJ Parker My belief is either you understand things or you understand people Nobody can do both Frankly I m happier with things I understand stuff like tensile strength shearing force ductility work hardening stress fatigue I know the same sort of things happen with people but the rules are subtly different And nobody s ever paid for my time to get to know about people In Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K J ParkerRobert Heinlein said that SF was Realistic speculation about possible future events based solidly on adeuate knowledge of the real world past and present and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method