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Second part of Jones's sprawling, hardworking fantasy (The Baker's Boy, 1995). Prince Kylock (nobody knows he's actually the son of chancellor Baralis, a dark sorcerer) murders his ostensible father, King Lesketh, and claims the Four Kingdoms for himself. Melliandra, daughter of the scheming Lord Maybor--she fled rather than marry the horrid Kylock--finds herself in more difficulties, while apprentice baker Jack (having, somehow, frighteningly, acquired the power to work miracles) learns swordplay and deception. Kylock's amorous intentions, meanwhile, focus on the ambitious, and supposedly chaste, sorceress Catherine of Bren. Better than volume one, with some feminist teeth showing; but what a pity that Jones didn't make the effort to render each entry independently intelligible. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
J. V. Jones is a striking writer... Robert Jordan J. V. Jones is quite a find ...a deliciously intricate tale Katherine Kurtz A storyline featuring the kind of political scheming and intrigue that makes for gripping reading SFX A highly successful, popular fantasy epic (with) a substantial cast and vivid, colourful landscape. DRAGON MAGAZINE --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This filled a gap in a series I had and was in good shapeA Man Betrayed and a good price, even coming from England to Canada. Read morePublished on June 12 2011 by Mary Beehler
Okay, so if you were snooping around in the fantasy circles circa 1995, you are indubitably aware that this trilogy generated an enormous buzz. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2005 by Patrick St-Denis, editor of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
I stayed up until four am to finish this awesome book! Having read the third book first and the first book second I was drooling with anticipation to read A Man Betrayed. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2003
The continuation in the series is fantastic. Baker's Boy was good but this is all that and so much more. Read morePublished on May 26 2000 by Guy Mortimer
I wasn't very interested in starting this book at first, hence the typical horrid fantasy cover. I found a well weaved story with a cast of at least eight or so characters to keep... Read morePublished on March 30 1999
Although it starts off a little slow like all the other books of J.v Jones the more you got into it the more you could not put it down I literally stayed up till about 3:00 am... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 1999