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The Exiled Blade (Assassini)


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Jon Courtenay Grimwood was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from writing novels he works for magazines and newspapers. For five years he wrote a monthly review column for the Guardian.

JCG's novels Felaheen and End of the World Blues, won the BSFA Award for Best Novel. He has been shortlisted twice for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award, the August Derleth Award (UK), John W Campbell Memorial Award (US), among other awards. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker, currently editor-in-chief of Red. They divide their time between London and Winchester.


"A splendid novel that combines the best elements of metaphysical horror and escapist yarn"--SFX on The Outcast Blade
"Grimwood adroitly combines a satisfying complexity with visceral detail and bouts of astounding violence, knit together by suitably Machiavellian intrigue."--Kirkus Reviews on The Fallen Blade
"Gritty, grimy, decadent and compelling"--Sunday Times (UK) on The Fallen Blade
"Sharp as a stiletto, dark and dazzling as a masquerade. Grimwood's Venice is totally compelling."--Mike Carey on The Fallen Blade
"The climax is quick moving and vivid - this is a real page-turner."--RT Book Reviews (4-1/2 Stars) on The Fallen Blade

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