Swords and Scoundrels (The Duelists Trilogy #1) (Paperback)

By Julia Knight

Orbit, 9780316374965, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Two siblings.
Outcasts for life.... together.
What could possibly go wrong?

Vocho and Kacha are champion duelists: a brother and sister known for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes. Or at least they used to be-until they were thrown out of the Duelist's Guild.

As a last resort, they turn reluctant highwaymen. But when they pick the wrong carriage to rob, their simple plans to win back fame and fortune go south fast.

After barely besting three armed men and a powerful magician, Vocho and Kacha make off with an immense locked chest. But the contents will bring them much more than they've bargained for when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous plot to return an angry king to power....

Swords and Scoundrels is the first book in The Duelist's Trilogy -- a tale of death, magic, and family loyalty.


About the Author

Julia Knight is married with two children and the world's daftest dog. She lives in Sussex, UK and when not writing she likes motorbikes, watching wrestling and exploring new ways to get a giggle out of life. Julia is a member of the T Party writers' group.


Praise For Swords and Scoundrels (The Duelists Trilogy #1)

"Roguish highwaymen and all the intrigue of a bloody revolution... will keep you guessing until the end. I can't wait to read the sequel!"—Anne Lyle, author of The Alchemist of Souls on Swords and Scoundrels

"A tangled web of lies, deceit and twisted loyalties....beautifully crafted action scenes blend intimately with strong emotion and realistic characters."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Swords and Scoundrels

"Will hold readers in suspense and eager for the next two books."—Booklist on Swords and Scoundrels

"Knight brings an unusual and satisfying level of psychological depth to her protagonists... compelling."—RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars) on Swords and Scoundrels