Everything you need to understand or teach Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner.
In a bustling, fairy-tale city, the aristocrats live on the Hill, while the poorest, and the criminal element, live in Riverside. Richard St. Vier is a swordsman living in Riverside with his lover, Alec. Richard makes his living fighting duels for the honor of various aristocratic houses, in an archaic system of challenges and champions.
Everyone is gossiping about Lord Horn's garden party, where Richard shows up and kills two hired swordsmen. No...
Swordspoint: A Novel Lesson Plans contain 118 pages of teaching material, including: