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Guy Gavriel Kay - Author

About the Author

Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of twelve novels. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Featured books by Guy Gavriel Kay

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

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 beautiful oman, posing as a doctor's wife in her role of a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the clever younger son of a merchant family -with ambivalence 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...

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River of Stars

River of Stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Breathtaking in it’s intensity and exquisitely written, find yourself transported to a reimagined China during the decline of the Song Dynasty. The way the author writes is unmistakable, yet again he’s delivered a masterpiece combining lyrical subtlety and heartrending beauty. The purposeful principal cast, with their faults, their flaws, are sometimes outshone by the splendid secondary characters and the vivid yet small inconsequential stories that highlight the choices, decisions, pathways that pepper and alter lives. You will find yourself wanting to race ahead to discover what’s around the next corner, and simultaneously take a slow stroll through the poetic pages to enable you to savour every delicious word.

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Other books by Guy Gavriel Kay

A Brightness Long Ago

A Brightness Long Ago

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2019

***One of Goodreads' Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2019*** International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy, with an extraordinary cast of characters. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school, though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count - and soon learned why that man was known as The Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one night - intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen a life of danger - and freedom - instead. Other vivid figures share the story: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting these lives and many more, two mercenary commanders, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel. Praise for Guy Gavriel Kay Praise for Guy Gavriel Kay 'The greatest living author of epic fantasy' Brandon Sanderson 'Contemporary fiction's finest fantasist' Tor.com 'History and fantasy rarely come together as gracefully or readably as they do in the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay' Washington Post 'One of the (if not the) premiere fantasists of our time' The Financial Times 'Compulsively readable . . . Kay is a global phenomenon . . . a storyteller on the grandest scale' Time Magazine(Canada)

Das Reich Kitai

Das Reich Kitai

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Jetzt als Doppelroman erhaltlich: Guy Gavriel Kays groe Fantasy-Geschichte um Kitai, das Reich der Mitte!Buch 1: Im Schatten des HimmelsBuch 2: Am Fluss der SterneGuy Gavriel Kay ist der Gromeister der historischen Fantasy. Mit dem Doppelroman "e;Im Schatten des Himmels"e; und "e;Am Fluss der Sterne"e; hat er ein bildgewaltiges Epos geschrieben, das in einem phantastischen Reich der Mitte spielt. Kay beschwort das China der Tang-Dynastie herauf und erzahlt eine grandiose Fantasy-Geschichte voller Abenteuer und Magie.Im Schatten des Himmels"e;250 sardianische Pferde, Geschopfe von unvergleichlicher Schonheit und Seltenheit!"e; Als der Kriegermonch und Gelehrte Shen Tai fur seine Heldentaten von der Jadeprinzessin des Nachbarreiches belohnt wird, macht ihn das uberaus grozugige Geschenk auf einen Schlag zu einem der machtigsten Manner im Reich der Mitte - und damit gerat er mitten hinein in ein gefahrliches Spiel aus Mord und Intrigen, das das Reich Kitai in einen alles zerstorenden Krieg zu reien droht.Am Fluss der SterneEinst galt Xinan als schonste Stadt der zivilisierten Welt, der Kaiserhof als Hort des Luxus und der Kultur. Doch seit Kitai in weiten Teilen an die Barbaren aus dem Norden gefallen ist, herrscht Angst auf den Straen, und das Heulen der Wolfe hallt durch verfallene Gemauer. Nur einem Mann scheint es moglich, Kitai wieder zu neuer Groe zu fuhren: Ren Daiyan, Heerfuhrer, ehemaliger Geachteter, Bogenschutze von fast mythischer Gestalt."e;Das Werk eines Meisters auf der Hohe seiner Kunst!"e; The Washington Post

Am Fluss der Sterne

Am Fluss der Sterne

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

"e;Am Fluss der Sterne"e; ist nach "e;Im Schatten des Himmels"e; der zweite epische Fantasy-Roman von Guy Gavriel Kay, der in Kitai spielt, dem magischen Reich der Mitte.Einst galt Xi'an als schonste Stadt der zivilisierten Welt, der Kaiserhof als Hort des Luxus und der Kultur. Doch seit Kitai in weiten Teilen an die Barbaren aus dem Norden gefallen ist, herrscht Angst auf den Straen, und das Heulen der Wolfe hallt durch verfallene Gemauer.Nur einem Mann scheint es moglich, das Reich der Mitte wieder zu neuer Groe zu fuhren: Ren Daiyan, Heerfuhrer, ehemaliger Geachteter, Bogenschutze von fast mythischer Gestalt. An seiner Seite: die geheimnisvolle Lin Shan, vielleicht die klugste, auf jeden Fall aber die faszinierendste Frau ihrer Zeit ..."e;Das Werk eines Meisters auf der Hohe seiner Kunst!"e; The Washington Post

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

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 beautiful oman, posing as a doctor's wife in her role of a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the clever younger son of a merchant family -with ambivalence 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...

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Im Schatten des Himmels

Im Schatten des Himmels

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2016

Guy Gavriel Kay ist der Gromeister der historischen Fantasy. Mit Im Schatten des Himmels hat er ein bildgewaltiges und fesselndes Epos geschrieben, das in einem phantastischen Reich der Mitte spielt. Kay beschwort das China der Tang-Dynastie herauf und erzahlt eine grandiose Fantasy-Geschichte voller Intrigen, Abenteuer und Magie."e;250 sardianische Pferde, Geschopfe von unvergleichlicher Schonheit und Seltenheit!"e; Als der Kriegermonch und Gelehrte Shen Tai fur seine Heldentaten von der Jadeprinzessin des Nachbarreiches belohnt wird, macht ihn das uberaus grozugige und gefahrliche Geschenk auf einen Schlag zu einem der machtigsten Manner im Reich der Mitte. Die Herrschenden von Kitai - eine Fantasy-Version des Chinas der Tang-Dynastie - wollen jedoch keinen neuen Konkurrenten neben sich dulden und senden Morder aus, um Shen Tai aus dem Weg zu raumen. Nach einem ersten Attentatsversuch beschliet Shen Tai, in die Hauptstadt zu reisen, um die Pferde dem Kaiser zum Geschenk zu machen. Begleitet wird er von der jungen Kriegerin Wen Song, die geschworen hat, ihn mit ihrem Leben zu beschutzen, und dem beruhmten Dichter und Trunkenbold Sima Zian, der seinem jungen Freund mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht. Die Gefahrten erwartet eine abenteuerliche und gefahrliche Reise, auf der sich das Schicksal des Reiches entscheiden wird.Mit seiner unvergleichlichen Charakterentwicklung und der groartigen Handlung wird Kays neuestes Werk Liebhaber von historischen Romanen ebenso begeistern wie Fantasy-Fans.

Darkest Road

Darkest Road

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2016

The young heroes from our own world have gained power and maturity from their sufferings and adventures in Fionavar. Now they must bring all the strength and wisdom they possess to the aid of the armies of Light in the ultimate battle against the evil of Rakoth Maugrim and the hordes of the Dark.On a ghost-ship the legendary Warrior, Arthur Pendragon, and Pwyll Twiceborn, Lord of the Summer Tree, sail to confront the Unraveller at last. Meanwhile, Darien, the child within whom Light and Dark vie for supremacy, must walk the darkest road of any child of earth or stars.Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.

Wandering Fire

Wandering Fire

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2016

As the evil of Rakoth Maugrim threatens the very existence of Fionavar, the five from our own world must cross over once again to play out their given roles: Kimberly to summon the dead from their rest and the undead to their doom; Dave to take his place in battle among the Dalrei of the Plain; Paul, Lord of the Summer Tree, once more to weave his own bright thread through the tapestry; Jennifer to become the agent of a timeless destiny; and Kevin to discover finally the part he is to play in the struggle to save the Weaver's worlds from the Unraveller.Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.

Summer Tree

Summer Tree

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2016

Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak, and quickly find themselves drawn into the complex tapestry of events. For Kim, Paul, Kevin, Jennifer and Dave all have their own part to play in the coming battle against the forces of evil led by the fallen god Rakoth Maugrim and his dark hordes.Guy Gavriel Kay's classic epic fantasy plays out on a truly grand scale, and has already been delighting fans of imaginative fiction for twenty years.

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe-a world on the verge of war, where ordinary lives play out in the grand scheme of kingdoms colliding. 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 in her role of a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the clever younger son of a merchant family -with ambivalence 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...

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe - a world on the verge of war, where ordinary lives play out in the grand scheme of kingdoms colliding. 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 in her role of a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the clever younger son of a merchant family -with ambivalence 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 . . .

River of Stars

River of Stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2015

In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life-in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later-and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor-and alienates women at the court. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars.

River of Stars

River of Stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Breathtaking in it’s intensity and exquisitely written, find yourself transported to a reimagined China during the decline of the Song Dynasty. The way the author writes is unmistakable, yet again he’s delivered a masterpiece combining lyrical subtlety and heartrending beauty. The purposeful principal cast, with their faults, their flaws, are sometimes outshone by the splendid secondary characters and the vivid yet small inconsequential stories that highlight the choices, decisions, pathways that pepper and alter lives. You will find yourself wanting to race ahead to discover what’s around the next corner, and simultaneously take a slow stroll through the poetic pages to enable you to savour every delicious word.

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Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy

Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2013

In the three novels that make up the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy collected in this omnibus edition (The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road), five University of Toronto students find themselves transported to a magical land to do battle with the forces of evil. At a Celtic conference, Kimberley, Kevin, Jennifer, Dave, and Paul meet wizard Loren Silvercloak. Returning with him to the magical kingdom of Fionavar to attend a festival, they soon discover that they are being drawn into the conflict between the dark and the light.Praise for Guy Gavriel Kay"e;[Kay] stunningly weaves Arthurian legends into the fluid mix of Celtic, Nordic, and Teutonic, creating a grand fantasy that sweeps readers into a heroic struggle that the author makes all the more memorable because of the tributes he pays to past masters. Kay is undoubtedly one of the Canadian masters of high fantasy."e; Jeffrey CantonKay is a genius. Brandon SandersonAs captivating as any classic of the fantasy field. MacleansCan only be compared to Tolkiens masterpiece. This is a series to cherish and reread. The Star-PhoenixThe essence of high fantasy. Locus

River of Stars

River of Stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2013

In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life-in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later-and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor-and alienates women at the court. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars.

River of Stars

River of Stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2013

In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life-in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later-and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor-and alienates women at the court. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars.

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