In the King`s Service
|Annotation:||'Kurtz is one of the best of those fantasy writers who use medieval-like settings for their novels, and this is one of her better books'.š Chronicle.|
'Kurtz`s fidelity to the customs and mores of medieval Europe gives a richness of detail to her alternate medieval world'.š Library Journal.
'Exquisitely detailed & the scenes of daily life at court, plus the usual church versus magic conflict, will keep fans turning the pages'.š Publishers Weekly.
'The novel sparkles with Kurtz`s attention to detail & can be enjoyed by fans and newcomers alike'.š RT Bookclub (Top Pick).
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- Katherine Kurtz «In The Kings Service»
- Prologue «Set not thy heart upon goods unjustly gotten; for they shall not profit thee in the day of calamity».
- Chapter 1 «Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?» 
- Chapter 2 «Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set». 
- Chapter 3 «Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb». 
- Chapter 4 «If children live honestly, and have wherewithal, they shall cover the baseness of their parents».
- Chapter 5 «Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counselors they are established».
- Chapter 6 «Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour». 
- Chapter 7 «Hast thou daughters? Have a care of their body, and show not thyself cheerful toward them».
- Chapter 8 «The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity». 
- Chapter 9 «Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein».
- Chapter 10 «Hear counsel, and receive instruction». 
- Chapter 11 «Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God».
- Chapter 12 «Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war». 
- Chapter 13 «Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness». 
- Chapter 14 «Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father». 
- Chapter 15 «And ye shall read this book which we have sent unto you». 
- Chapter 16 «Then shall the lame man leap as an hart…» 
- Chapter 17 «So they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage». 
- Chapter 18 «Hast thou children? Instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth». 
- Chapter 19 «Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy?» 
- Chapter 20 «May choirs of angels receive thee…» 
- Chapter 21 «Whose hatred is covered, by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation».
- Chapter 22 «The Lord hath set at nought all my mighty men in the midst of me». 
- Chapter 23 «And he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers». 
- Chapter 24 «He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through». 
- Chapter 25 «A wise man shall promote himself to honor with his words, and he that hath understanding will please great men».
- Chapter 26 «For I was my fathers son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother». 
- Chapter 27 «Blame not before thou hast examined the truth; understand first, and then rebuke». 
- Chapter 28 «We shall direct his counsel and knowledge, and in his secrets shall he meditate». 
- Chapter 29 «Marry thy daughter, and so shalt thou have performed a weighty matter; but give her to a man of understanding».
- Epilogue «Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou earnest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee…»
- APPENDIX I Index of Characters
- APPENDIX II Index of Places
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