Waiting on Wednesday – The Devil You Know by K. J. Parker

November 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

OK, I am a complete sucker for unreliable, morally questionable characters. And this? With the Father of Lies as the protagonist? And my positive history with the author, K. J. Parker?? YES, PLEASE!! (must have this!)

The Devil You Know by K. J. Parker
Also by this author: The Folding Knife
Published by Tor.com on March 1st 2016
Pages: 112

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The greatest philosopher of all time is offering to sell his soul to the Devil. All he wants is twenty more years to complete his life’s work. After that, he really doesn’t care.

But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, because the philosopher is Saloninus–the greatest philosopher, yes, but also the greatest liar, trickster and cheat the world has yet known; the sort of man even the Father of Lies can’t trust.
He’s almost certainly up to something; but what?