Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

It is only now that I have put this book down and thought about it for a couple of days that I’ve realised Richard St Vier is not a good person. An incredible swordsman, yes, but nice? Not on your life. I’m trying to work out why I didn’t really see it while I was reading (there was definitely a moment when I should have seen it). His quiet, mostly calm, don’t-want-to-be-bothered-by-people ways lulled me into a feeling of kinship; his protectiveness for his lover Alec, the fact that he doesn’t like to drink, his dedication to his art and … Continue reading Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner