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  • n. Alternative spelling of sellsword.


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  • It has royal heroes and villains, an ex-soldier turned sell-sword pushed towards redemption, and a court bard handy with daggers *cough*, Wheel of Time anyone?

    Today in Fantasy: February 20, 2010

  • Frequent changes in POV, location and the political situation can leave the reader feeling somewhat overwhelmed, and a number of characters particular the sell-sword Kemir and Princess Jaslyn don't quite feel as developed as they could have been due to this.

    The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas

  • It wasn't only the wretched neighborhoods he prowled, as a cheap thug-for-hire, as a ne'er-do-well of dubious reputation, as a sell-sword.

    Exile's Honor

  • He put out that he was a sell-sword, wondered if there might be work in the great city.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • The sell-sword pulled out a knife, and for one horrible moment, Skif thought that he was dead.

    Take A Thief

  • "Sweet dreams," the sell-sword said, his tone full of bitter irony that wished the opposite.

    Take A Thief

  • Skif blinked, eyes watering at the light, as the craggy sell-sword who had bought so much information from Jass peered down at him

    Take A Thief

  • The man was a sell-sword; he didn't start quarrels, but those that others started with him, he finished, and he was so good he never actually drew his sword when fights were picked with him.

    Take A Thief

  • Alberich was supposed to be that sort of sell-sword, a man whose blade went to the man with the price of it, with no questions asked on either side.

    Take A Thief

  • This was the sell-sword who'd spoken with (and spied on?)

    Take A Thief


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