Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

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"The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new novel, Children of Earth and Sky, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands--where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request--and possibly to do more--and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman posing as a doctor's wife but sent by Seressa as a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he's been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif--to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming. As these lives entwine, their fates--and those of many others--will hang in the balance when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world ..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [2016]
ISBN: 9780451472960
0451472969
Characteristics: 571 pages ; 24 cm

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LucasHill
Apr 22, 2017

"There were, he thought, so many ways a man could die."

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ssmartin7
Jan 30, 2017

This book sucked me in and I never wanted to leave. I am excited that there is a sequal!

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jolymac
Sep 23, 2016

As with all GGK books, I got completely immersed in the world and didn't want to leave it.
GGK creates a world that is both familiar and strange and we take the journey with characters we want to know more about.

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MichaelGV
Aug 05, 2016

I couldn't agree more with SPL robyn. This is a book to take your time with and savor the inner worlds of the characters as they experience the events of the time in the complex outer world, with just enough of the half-world to feel like it is not far from my own imagination.

SPL_Robyn Jun 21, 2016

GGK builds yet another world, using elements from Lions of Al Rassan and The Sarantine Mosaic. Give yourself time with this one and enjoy the journey.

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