by K.J. Parker
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841495095
Date: 02 October 2008 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Orbit author K.J.Parker (a pseudonym) has steadily built a name as an writer of intelligent and morally complex fantasy sequences. Following The Fencer Trilogy, The Scavenger Trilogy and The Engineer Trilogy, Parker now offers up a stand alone novel, The Company, now available in trade paperback from both Orbit UK and Orbit US.
"Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives. But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together. Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for. For one of them, it seems, has been hiding a terrible secret from the rest of the company. And when the truth begins to emerge, it soon becomes clear that the war is far from over."