How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It

How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It

This is the story of how the City was saved, by Notker the professional liar, written down because eventually the truth always seeps through.

The City may be under siege, but everyone still has to make a living. Take Notker, the acclaimed playwright, actor and impresario. Nobody works harder, even when he's not working. Thankfully, the good citizens of Classis appreciate an evening at the theatre even when there are large rocks falling out of the sky.

But Notker is a man of many talents, and all the world is, apparently, a stage. It seems that the Empire needs him - or someone who looks a lot like him - for a role that will call for the performance of a lifetime. At least it will guarantee fame, fortune and immortality. If it doesn't kill him first.

Title:How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316498678
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  • Liviu

    This is the direct sequel (and most likely ending) of the series that started with Sixteen Ways to Defend a walled City, taking place some 7 years later. It follows the pattern on the first book with ...

  • Lukasz

    I don’t have to convince Parker’s fans to buy his books; they’ll do it anyway - even his weaker books beat most of the low fantasy published nowadays. How to Rule the Empire and Get Away With It...

  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine

    Sixteen Ways to Defend a City was one of my favorite books of 2019. It was hilarious, clever and the main character had a completely unique voice. How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It is a brill...

  • kartik narayanan

    This book is an excellent sequel to the first one. I loved the first; I love the second even more.Different cast but the characters are still as gripping as ever....

  • Nigel

    Briefly - Hum... Maybe this is something of a "marmite" book. Comedy fantasy is not an easy genre and this one didn't really do it for me.In fullThe city has been under siege for years. Along comes No...

  • Zandt McCue

    In past reviews, I've tended to rate higher than I should have. In my last review, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars even though I spent most of the review nitpicking it and complaining about the need for an...

  • Andreas

    Synopsis: Lights on, ready for stage, enter professional liar Notker in three acts of his drama to save the City. The Robur capital is in nearly the same situation seven years after it was defended by...

  • Chris

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*At this stage, my being enthusiastic about the latest K.J. Parker novel can’t be a surprise. And that streak is going to continue with How to Rule an Em...

  • Anton

    Parker does not disappoint! 5 ⭐️My only gripe why does orbit publishes these books in the cheapest quality paperback format only :/ I would love a hardback copy for a re-read later on....

  • Shae

    There's a very old saying: when you're falling off a cliff, learn to fly.Alas, this was over too soon! Loved it - an easy 5 stars from me....