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Help me find a fantasy book in which the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester.
February 24, 2011 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a fantasy book in which the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester.

Question for a friend: I read this fantasy book in high-school so it was published before 1996. The only details I can recall are that the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester and at the end of the book the semi-crazy ex-king court jester kills the new king.

Sorry for the lack of details, but I read this over 15 years ago and these are the only details that I can remember.
posted by bindasj to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
 
I'm almost positive you're looking for Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay.

Great book - I loved it!
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 8:42 AM on February 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Something similar happens in The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers.
posted by The otter lady at 10:25 AM on February 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Must be a thing, because something similar also happens in Hart's Hope by Orson Scott Card.
posted by Diagonalize at 4:44 PM on February 24, 2011


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