K.J. Parker is a World Fantasy Award winning author best known for writing The Siege series, the Saloninus series, The Two of Swords series and others.

Parker is actually a pen name for the author Tom Holt. He was born in London and his mother was the novelist Hazel Holt. Holt then went on to Westminster School, Wadham College, Oxford, and The College of Law, London for education and worked as a lawyer for some time. He also worked in journalism and numismatics before finding success as an author.

Publication Order of Fencer Trilogy Books

Colours in the Steel (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Belly of the Bow (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Proof House (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scavenger Books

Shadow (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pattern (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memory (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Engineer Trilogy Books

Devices and Desires (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil for Evil (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Escapement (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Two of Swords Books

The Two of Swords, Volume One (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two of Swords, Volume Two (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two of Swords, Volume Three (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Saloninus Books

Blue and Gold (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil You Know (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Siege Books

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Company (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Folding Knife (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hammer (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sharps (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savages (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prosper's Demon (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Purple and Black (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Academic Exercises (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Witness (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Downfall of the Gods (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mightier than the Sword (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Beautiful Life (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City is the first book in The Siege series. The book is a tale of a walled city and the man who has to defend it. A siege is coming and the city has very little time to prepare. They aren’t stocked for this as they have no food or weapons, and their enemy is ruthless with plans to murder them all. The city needs a miracle, what they have is Orhan. He is many things: a bridge builder, a cheat, anti-authority, and a liar, but he’s the right man for the job and the only things standing between this city and total ruin.

Parker is also the author of The Two of Swords which is the first book in a series of the same name. The book takes place in the United Empire as war rages between the East and West. The war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember and there are few left alive who know how it all started. However, there are two who may know how it will end: The Two of Swords. The trilogy focuses on many aspects of the war with this book focusing on two soldiers in the war.

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