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.

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Publication Order of Corax Trilogy Books

Saevus Corax Deals With the Dead (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saevus Corax Captures the Castle (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saevus Corax Gets Away With Murder (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Fencer Trilogy Books

Colours in the Steel (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Belly of the Bow (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Proof House (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Scavenger Books

Publication Order of Engineer Trilogy Books

Devices and Desires (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Evil for Evil (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Escapement (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Prosper's Demon Books

Publication Order of The Two of Swords Books

The Two of Swords, Volume One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Two of Swords, Volume Two (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Two of Swords, Volume Three (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Saloninus Books

Blue and Gold (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil You Know (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Siege Books

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Practical Guide to Conquering the World (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Purple and Black (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sun and I (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Academic Exercises (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Let Maps to Others (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Witness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Downfall of the Gods (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mightier than the Sword (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Beautiful Life (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Burning Books for Pleasure and Profit (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Five Stories High Books Books

Gnaw (By: Tade Thompson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maggots (By: Nina Allan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Story I Can Manage Under the Circumstances (By: Robert Shearman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Priest's Hole (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skin Deep (By: Sarah Lotz) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tor.com Collection: Season 1(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Swords: Part 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like K.J. Parker Books, You’ll Love…

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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