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King Pinch
The Nobles Series - Book 1

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-7869-0127-6
Author: David Cook
Cover Artist: Walter Velez
Release Date: May 1995
Format: Paperback book (316 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Meet Pinch, a man of many titles: scoundrel, thief, criminal extraordinaire, ...heir to the throne?
Manferic III, Pinch's guardian and the former ruler of Ankhapur, has died without a direct heir.  By ancient law, the crown will pass to the relative "chosen by the cup", a family relic, in a ceremony whereby the rightful heir is selected and pretenders and other rejected candidates meet their deaths.
Pinch's outlaw days have prepared him for life on the mean streets...but is he ready for the dangers that lurk in courtly hallways, among royal relatives and dagger-bearing shadows?'

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By: Roman Kalik Date: 19-February-2006
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGood

Cook displayed skill in both writing a good plot and characterization. From the rogue's shadows to the intrigue of the royal court, I found the book gripping. The only flaws are the rushed feel towards the end, and jagged ends that connect the plotline, which don't mesh too well. Few would notice them, I believe, but they made me whince a bit.

All in all, worth a read.

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