Swordspoint: A Novel Themes

Ellen Kushner
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Deception

For the people of Riverside, deception is common, as many of them make their livings as pickpockets and con artists. They think of deception in terms of gullibility and craftiness, and everyone understands that it is nothing personal, just business. They do not really consider such schemes to be deception, since it is all part of an unwritten code of honor among thieves. On the Hill, however, plans are carefully concealed, and very little is as it seems. Lord Ferris and the Duchess Tremontaine are especially caught up in the practice of deceiving others, although the Duchess is much more skillful in this art. In fact, when Lord Ferris attempts to go behind the Duchess's back to gain more power for himself, she easily finds out all about it, and totally cuts him off, leaving him to reap the harvest of his own treachery. The Duchess is able...

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