London: Allen & Unwin, 1987. Hardcover. 269p., very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj.
"Set in a medieval time and a place where nobles hire swordsmen to fight their duels, this adult fairy tale is diamond-brilliant. It combines superb writing, great adventure, and a most enticing romance between two male characters." *Garber 455, citing the 1989 American edition. DEbut novel.