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Her knack with character and her chilly and gorgeous prose make this a very nice book.
It's true that in some points of the story you may feel like you're getting absolutely nowhere but I assure you that it'll pass and you'll enjoy this book a lot.
Overall, I definitely recommend this book to people who like political intrigue and light fantasy or LGBT fantasy.
Ellen Kushner is a literary goddess. I could not love her more, because this book is amazing. I love this dangerous, yet enticing, world she has created. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Bishop
Once again, I can't say enough about Kushner's world-building and characters. I know I'll be visiting Riverside again in the sequels, but Swordpoint is also landing on my reread... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edith Bishop
Swordspoint is a particularly good example of the challenges of book selling in a world of genre focus and the challenges of making your work known. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joe Frazier
I am dissappointed in that this was supposed to be a trade paperback, not a mass market edition. Again, dissapointedPublished 7 months ago by Charles R. Willingham
This audiobook is presented by Neil Gaiman. The majority of the novel is narrated by Ellen Kushner herself. Read morePublished 8 months ago by PWDecker
A Very excellent tale set in the 17th Century with an ambiguous duchy and all the political intrigue one could want. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce Boughner
This is a quaint little story of swordsmen. In a fantasy land, the common folk live at the bottom of the hill, next to the river. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Brockert
Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner, is a witty and unabashedly queer caper of a book. It is a quirky, quick thing full of precise violence and political intrigue written in a silvery... Read morePublished 13 months ago by B R Sanders
I didn't really care what happened to the characters until about the last quarter of the book. None of the characters were very likable, so it was difficult to connect to any them... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Laura