The Cambist and Lord Iron

The Cambist and Lord Iron The Cambist and Lord Iron is a novelette by Daniel Abraham that follows two men Edmund Scarasso Lord Iron famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched corrupt and wicked nobles in the city

  • Title: The Cambist and Lord Iron
  • Author: Daniel Abraham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 263
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  • The Cambist and Lord Iron is a novelette by Daniel Abraham that follows two men Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist exchanger of currencies at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels The Cambist and Lord Iron is a novelette by Daniel Abraham that follows two men Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist exchanger of currencies at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.

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    1. This is such a clever little piece. It focuses on a money exchanger; a character who would be lucky to make it into the background of most fantasy stories. But here, he is given a hero's quest of sorts, and performs admirably. Lord Iron gets a whim to ruin someone's life, and brings unknown bills to a cambist, demanding the exchange be made in 24 hours. The impossible task is performed quite cleverly, which, as with all heroic deeds, leads to the demand of more and more difficult deeds.This stor [...]

    2. This is a short story, available free (and legally free) on the 'net. Quite enjoyable. The end was a bit hackneyed, but it was still a pleasure. Almost felt like a Russian short story: the humble, timid clerk vrs. the corrupt and abusive figure of power. The net result was that it steeled my resolve to read more Abraham.

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