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The Wandering Fire
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101664001
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the second novel in Guy Gavriel Kay’s critically acclaimed Fionavar Tapestry, five men and women from our world must play their parts in a colossal war, as the first of all worlds confronts an ancient evil… After a thousand years of imprisonment the Unraveller has broken free and frozen Fionavar in the ice of eternal winter. His terrible vengeance has begun to take its toll on mortals and demi-gods, mages and priestesses, dwarves and the Children of Light. The five brought from Earth across the tapestry of worlds must act to wake the allies Fionavar desperately needs. But no one can know if these figures out of legend have power enough to shatter the icy grip of death upon the land—or if they even want to...

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    The Wandering Fire
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Ace
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0441870465
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Wandering Fire is the second novel of Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. A mage's power has brought five university students from our world into a realm where an ancient evil has freed itself from captivity to wreak revenge on its enemies The ice of eternal winter has reached out to enshroud Fionavar, the first of all worlds. For the Unraveller has broken free after millennia enchained-and now his terrible vengeance has begun to take its toll on mortals and immortals, mages and warriors, dwarves and the lios alfar, the Children of Light. Only five men and women of our own world, brought by magic across the Tapestry of worlds to the very heart of the Weaver's pattern, can hope to wake the allies they so desperately need. Yet none can foretell whether even these beings out of legend have the power to shatter the Unraveller's icy grip of death upon the land

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    The Wandering Fire
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Ace
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0451458265
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the second novel in Guy Gavriel Kay’s critically acclaimed Fionavar Tapestry, five men and women from our world must play their parts in a colossal war, as the first of all worlds confronts an ancient evil… After a thousand years of imprisonment the Unraveller has broken free and frozen Fionavar in the ice of eternal winter. His terrible vengeance has begun to take its toll on mortals and demi-gods, mages and priestesses, dwarves and the Children of Light. The five brought from Earth across the tapestry of worlds must act to wake the allies Fionavar desperately needs. But no one can know if these figures out of legend have power enough to shatter the icy grip of death upon the land—or if they even want to...

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    The Wandering Fire
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 1443409618
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fionavar (Imaginary place)
  • In the second novel of Kay's critically acclaimed trilogy, Fionavar is locked in an unnaturally prolonged winter while anancient evil, freed from captivity, threatens the destiny of the first world and all others, including our own.

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    The Summer Tree
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101663998
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Taken to a realm of magic and war, five men and women from our world embark on an epic journey in the first novel in Guy Gavriel Kay’s classic, critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. It begins with a chance meeting that introduces the five to a man who will change their lives: a mage who brings them to the first of all worlds, Fionavar. In this land of gods and myth, each of them is forced to discover what they are and what they are willing to do, as Fionavar stands on the brink of a terrifying war against a dark, vengeful god...

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    The Fionavar Tapestry
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780007334247
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : College students
  • Five young people find themselves flung into the magic land of Fionavar, First of All Worlds, to play their part in the vast battle against the forces of evil led by the fallen god Rakoth Maugrim and his dark hordes. This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy in the "Lords of the Ring" tradition.

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    The Darkest Road
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781443416061
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the epic conclusion to Kay’s beloved Fionavar Tapestry, myth, magic, and the actions and choices of individual men and women come together in a climactic confrontation of the forces of light and dark, in the first of all the worlds.

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    The Darkest Road
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : New Amer Library
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0451451805
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a world of extraordinary imagination a final battle is waged against a power of unimaginable proportions.

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    The Summer Tree
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037896029
  • Reader Reviews : 48
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Chronicles the adventures of five young men and women who become caught up in an epochal battle between the forces of good and evil

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    A Brightness Long Ago
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1473692377
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Books
  • 'The greatest living author of epic fantasy' - Brandon Sanderson 'The finest in his field' - Tor.com 'Guy Gavriel Kay's A Brightness Long Ago is a masterpiece; perhaps the finest work of one of the world's greatest living storytellers' - Fantasy Book Review ***One of Goodreads' Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2019*** Internationally 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. Further praise for Guy Gavriel Kay '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)

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    Tigana
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 9780451457769
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A masterful epic of magic, politics, war, and the power of love and hate—from the renowned author of The Fionavar Tapestry and Children of Earth and Sky. Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered... But years after the devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name...Tigana. Against the magnificently rendered background of a world both sensuous and barbaric, this sweeping epic of a passionate people pursuing their dream is breathtaking in its vision, changing forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.

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    The Last Light of the Sun
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0451459857
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A powerful, moving saga evoking the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Norse cultures of a thousand years ago from the acclaimed author of The Fionavar Tapestry. “A historical fantasy of the highest order, the work of a man who may well be the reigning master of the form.”—The Washington Post Book World Bern Thorkellson, punished for his father’s sins, denied his heritage and home, commits an act of vengeance and desperation that brings him face-to-face with a past he’s been trying to leave behind... In the Anglcyn lands of King Aeldred, the shrewd king, battling inner demons all the while, shores up his defenses with alliances and diplomacy—and with swords and arrows. Meanwhile his exceptional, unpredictable sons and daughters give shape to their own desires when battle comes and darkness falls in the spirit wood... And in the valleys and shrouded hills of the Cyngael, whose voices carry music even as they feud and raid amongst each other, violence and love become deeply interwoven when the dragon ships come and Alun ab Owyn, pursuing an enemy in the night, glimpses strange lights gleaming above forest pools... Making brilliant use of motifs from saga and song and chronicle, Guy Gavriel Kay conjures a work of subtle, intricate richness, bringing to life an unforgettable world balanced on the knife-edge of change.

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    The Darkest Road
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9780007217267
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fionavar (Imaginary place)
  • 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.

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    A Song for Arbonne
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 0143051806
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Books
  • Arbonne and Gorhaut--two lands as different as the sun and the shadowed moon. In the south, the olive trees and vineyards of Arbonne flourish, as the troubadours fill the air with the music of love and desire. To the north, the history of Gorhaut has been forged with blood and fire, and now a degenerate king and his ruthless advisor seek to quench a thirst for conquest by sweeping down upon Arbonne. But the land of courtly love is also a land of passion, willing to wage a complex and cunning fight to survive. Inspired by the glorious world of the troubadours, A Song for Arbonne is Guy Gavriel Kay's love song to medieval Provence.

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    Ysabel
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 0451461290
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Fiction
  • While his famed photographer father works to record Saint-Saveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence, Ned Marriner wanders the halls and rooms of the ancient structure, uncovering some of the many secrets of the monument and discovering that it is not as empty as it appears.By the author of The Last Light of the Sun. 35,000 first printing.

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    Under Heaven
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143168751
  • Reader Reviews : 59
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book A Washington Post Best Fiction Book Each night for two years Shen Tai has listened to the ghosts of dead soldiers in the darkness outside his isolated cabin. In honour of Tai’s recently deceased father, a celebrated general who led the imperial army in battle here, he has devoted himself to the solitary task of burying the bones left lying by the mountain lake. But as Tai prepares for his return to a brilliant, dangerous court, he receives news of an extraordinary gift. A gift that could change the empire—or end his life. In Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay tells a story of honour and power, treachery and love, in a setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China.

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    Beyond This Dark House
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9780143187356
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction, establishing himself as one of the world's most respected writers in that genre, he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism. Through the years, while writing his dramatic international bestsellers, Kay has continued to quietly explore the paths and boundaries of poetry as well. Now for the first time, Guy Gavriel Kay's poetry has been gathered and selected for publication. For those familiar with his fiction, the poems in Beyond This Dark House will resonate for their linguistic and emotional nuances and their mythological allusions, echoing and illuminating themes of his fiction. But readers of contemporary poetry will also be captivated by the exquisite craft and power of these poems. Some are ironic and austere, slyly tracing the interplay of writer and world, present and past; others are sensual, even erotic, charting the mercurial but abiding nature of passion-in love, in language, in history.

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    Children of Earth and Sky
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 147362813X
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Books
  • 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 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
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143194033
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In River of Stars, international bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay weaves a dazzling tale of lives destined to intertwine amidst the turbulent backdrop of an empire in decline, inspired by China's Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai--a moment that changed his life forever. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated as if she'd been a son, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. With bitter court factions vying for control as dramatic events unfold on the northern steppe, the balance of power in the world shifts, leading both of them, and their world, towards a destiny no one could have foretold.

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    Beyond This Dark House
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143168645
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction, establishing himself as one of the world's most respected writers in that genre, he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism. Through the years, while writing his dramatic international bestsellers, Kay has continued to quietly explore the paths and boundaries of poetry as well. Now for the first time, Guy Gavriel Kay's poetry has been gathered and selected for publication. For those familiar with his fiction, the poems in Beyond This Dark House will resonate for their linguistic and emotional nuances and their mythological allusions, echoing and illuminating themes of his fiction. But readers of contemporary poetry will also be captivated by the exquisite craft and power of these poems. Some are ironic and austere, slyly tracing the interplay of writer and world, present and past; others are sensual, even erotic, charting the mercurial but abiding nature of passion-in love, in language, in history.

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    The Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : 9781443416078
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 "[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." —Jeffrey Canton “Kay is a genius.” —Brandon Sanderson “As captivating as any classic of the fantasy field.” —Maclean’s “Can only be compared to Tolkien’s masterpiece. This is a series to cherish and reread.” —The Star-Phoenix “The essence of high fantasy.” —Locus

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    The Wandering Jew
  • Author : Eugène Sue
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101019436508
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Wandering Jew
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    A Fire Upon The Deep
  • Author : Vernor Vinge
  • Publisher : Tor Science Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9781429981989
  • Reader Reviews : 62
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now with a new introduction for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works. A Hugo Award-winning Novel! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.”-David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing this galactic threat, Ravna crash lands on a strange world with a ship-hold full of cryogenically frozen children, the only survivors from a destroyed space-lab. They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Zones of Thought Series A Fire Upon The Deep A Deepness In The Sky The Children of The Sky Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Lord of Emperors
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 9780007342099
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
  • The thrilling sequel to Sailing To Sarantium and the concluding novel of The Sarantine Mosaic, Kay's sweeping tale of politics, intrigue and adventure inspired by ancient Byzantium. Beckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome that will become the emerror's magnificent sanctuary and legacy. But the beauty and solitude of his work cannot protect his from Sarantium's intrigue. Beneath him the city swirls with rumors of war and conspiracy, while otherworldly fires mysteriously flicker and disappear in the streets at night. Valerius is looking west to Crispin's homeland to reunite an Empire - a plan that may have dire consequences for the loved ones Crispin left behind. In Sarantium, however, loyalty is always complex, for Crispin's fate has become entwined with that of Valerius and his Empress, as well as Queen Gisel, his own monarch exiled in Sarantium herself. And now another voyager - this time from the east - has arrived, a pysician determined to make his mark amid the shifting, treachearous currents of passion and violence that will determine the empire's fate.

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    Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780743247221
  • Reader Reviews : 1774
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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    Sailing to Sarantium
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781101462317
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author of The Fionavar Tapestry, brings his unique storytelling imagination to an alternate Byzantine world… Sarantium is the golden city: holy to the faithful, exalted by the poets, jewel of the world and heart of an empire. Caius Crispus, known as Crispin, is a master mosaicist, creating beautiful art with colored stones and glass. Still grieving the loss of his family, he lives only for his craft—until an imperial summons draws him east to the fabled city. Bearing with him a Queen’s secret mission and seductive promise, and a talisman from an alchemist, Crispin crosses a land of pagan ritual and mortal danger, confronting legends and dark magic. Once in Sarantium, with its taverns and gilded sanctuaries, chariot races and palaces, intrigues and violence, Crispin must find his own source of power in order to survive. He finds it, unexpectedly, high on the scaffolding of his own greatest creation.

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    The Lions of Al-Rassan
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143194064
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan, a bestselling classic of Canadian literature, is the exhilarating story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when passionate beliefs conspire to remake--or destroy--a world. Home to three very different cultures, Al-Rassan is a land of seductive beauty and violent history where peace among the people is a precarious thing. Despite their differences, three extraordinary individuals of different faiths are drawn together by a series of unforeseen events. Jehane bet Ishak is a brilliant physician who by saving the life of prominent merchant puts her life in peril. Rodrigo Belmonte is a powerful, charismatic military leader who finds himself exiled by his own king. Ammar ibn Khairan is a renowned poet, courtier, and deadly whose life is changed by a brutal massacre orchestrated by his king. These three find their lives interwoven as fate leads Al-Rassan to the brink of war.

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    All the Seas of the World
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1529385202
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Books
  • 'Kay is a genius' Brandon Sanderson/font> Returning to the near-Renaissance world of A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky, international bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay deploys his signature 'quarter turn to the fantastic' to tell a story of vengeance, power, and love. On a dark night along a lonely stretch of coast, a small ship, the Silver Wake, sends two people ashore to a stony strand. Their purpose is assassination. They have been hired to do this by two of the most dangerous men alive. The consequences will affect so many lives both great and small, and possibly alter the balance of power in the world. One of those arriving on that night strand is a woman abducted by corsairs from her home as a child, escaping that fate, that destiny, years after, now trying to chart her own course - and bent upon revenge. Another figure, on the boat, bringing it to meet the secretive landing party at the city where they are going, is a merchant who still remembers being exiled as a child with his family from their home, for their faith. Returning triumphantly to the brilliantly evoked near-Renaissance world of his most recent novels, international bestseller Guy Gavriel Kay deploys his signature 'quarter turn to the fantastic' to offer readers a wide-ranging, vividly memorable set of characters in a story of vengeance, power, and love, built around profoundly contemporary themes of exile, loss, and memory. In a narrative of page-turning drama, All the Seas of the World also offers moving reflections on choices, fate, and the random events that can shape our lives.

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    The Fire Horse Girl
  • Author : Kay Honeyman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780545532242
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A fiery and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of Grace Lin, Kristen Cashore, or Lisa See! Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful, and far too imaginative. But while her family despairs of marrying her off, she has a passionate heart and powerful dreams, and wants only to find a way to make them come true. Then a young man named Sterling Promise offers Jade Moon and her father a chance to go to America. While Sterling Promise's smooth manners couldn't be more different from her impulsive nature, Jade Moon falls in love with him on the long voyage. But America in 1923 doesn't want many Chinese immigrants, and when they are detained at Angel Island, the "Ellis Island of the West," she discovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, Jade Moon will have to use all her stubbornness and will to break a new path... one so brave and dangerous, only a Fire Horse girl could imagine it.

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    All the Seas of the World
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780735244719
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “This is an immersive reading experience; readers will taste the dust in their mouths, see the high seas from the deck of a merchant ship, feel the bustle of the city market. What results is necessary sustenance for the starving reader. A masterpiece from a master of the craft.” —Booklist (starred review) Returning triumphantly to the brilliantly evoked near-Renaissance world of A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky, international bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay deploys his signature ‘quarter turn to the fantastic’ to tell a story of vengeance, power, and love. On a dark night, along a lonely stretch of coast, a small merchant ship sends two people ashore: their purpose is assassination. They have been hired by two of the most dangerous men alive to alter the balance of power in the world. The consequences of that act will affect the destinies of empires as well as lives both great and small. One of those arriving on that stony strand is a young woman who had been abducted by corsairs as a child and sold into years of servitude far from her home. Having escaped, she is trying to chart her own course—and is bent upon revenge. The man who will bring the others out from the city on his ship—if they survive their mission—still remembers being exiled as a boy with his family, for their faith; it is a moment that never leaves him. In what follows, through a story both intimate and epic, unforgettable characters are immersed in the fierce and deadly struggles that define their time. All the Seas of the World is a stand-alone page-turning drama that also offers moving reflections on memory, fate, and the random events that can shape our lives—in the past, and today.

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    Sailing to Sarantium
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0670880930
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Byzantine Empire
  • Book 2: Lord of emperors: In the golden city of Sarantium, the renowned mosaicist Crispin seeks to fulfill his artistic ambitions and his destiny high upon a dome intended to be the emperor's enduring sanctuary and legacy. But the emperor is plotting a conquest of Crispin's homeland to regain an empire. And with his fate entwined with that of his royal benefactor, Crispin's loyalties come with a very high price.

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    The Last Dragon Chronicles: 6: Fire World
  • Author : Chris D'Lacey
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781408314425
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Chris d'Lacey's wonderful storytelling takes us on a journey with familiar characters - in an unfamiliar place. Evil Aunts, intriguing firebirds and a dangerous universe await in another action-packed, compelling story.

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    Lord of Emperors
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143194026
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this concluding volume of the two-part Sarantine Mosaic, Guy Gavriel Kay brilliantly merges his dramatic homage to Byzantine with a moving meditation on art and power, and the eternal human struggle to leave a legacy. Sarantium is the golden city: holy to the faithful, jewel of the world. The western mosaicist Crispin has arrived in the glittering capital to begin work inside a grand sanctuary. Confronting the challenges of his art high on the scaffolding of destiny, he discovers that no one can withdraw from the dangerous affairs of court and city. For Rustem, a physician from the east, a fateful moment as he saves the life of his own king sends him on a course toward the opulence of Sarantium. Reluctantly, he finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue--to discover that his own path will have to go far beyond that of a healer.

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    The Wandering Falcon
  • Author : Jamil Ahmad
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9780670085330
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Afghanistan
  • The boy known as Tor Baz—the black falcon —wanders between tribes. He meets men who fight under different flags, and women who risk everything if they break their society’s code of honour. Where has he come from, and where will destiny take him? Set in the decades before the rise of the Taliban, Jamil Ahmad’s stunning debut takes us to the essence of human life in the forbidden areas where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet. Today the ‘tribal areas’ are often spoken about as a remote region, a hotbed of conspiracies, drone attacks and conflict. In The Wandering Falcon, this highly traditional, honour-bound culture is revealed from the inside for the first time. With rare tenderness and perception, Jamil Ahmad describes a world of custom and cruelty, of love and gentleness, of hardship and survival; a fragile, unforgiving world that is changing as modern forces make themselves known. With the fate-defying story of Tor Baz, he has written an unforgettable novel of insight, compassion and timeless wisdom. It is true, I am neither a Mahsud nor a Wazir. But I can tell you as little about who I am as I can about who I shall be. Think of Tor Baz as your hunting falcon. That should be enough.

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    Ysabel
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143194095
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An ethereal tale set in an illustrious and ancient corner of the world, Ysabel is a remarkable achievement by one of Canada's most celebrated storytellers. The Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur of Aix-en-Provence is from a bygone age. Complex and full of secrets, it is the perfect monument for a celebrated photographer to shoot. For his teenaged son, Ned Marriner, it is a fascinating place to explore, but he soon discovers that the cathedral stands upon ancient ground. Long ago, when the roads of Provence were walked by Celtic tribes and Roman legions, the land was plagued by warfare--and the past is still very much alive here. On one sacred, haunted night of the year, when the borders between the living and the dead disappear and fires are lit upon the hills, Ned finds himself drawn into an age-old story. A story in which dangerous, mythic figures erupt into the present, claiming and altering lives forever.

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    Signal Fires
  • Author : Dani Shapiro
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780593534731
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BEST SELLER • A “gripping” new novel (People) from the best-selling author of Inheritance • "A haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets.” —Meg Wolitzer, best-selling author of The Interestings • On a summer night in 1985, three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything changes. A TIME Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction • A Real Simple Best Book of the Year Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything on Division Street changes. Each of their lives, and that of Ben Wilf, a young doctor who arrives on the scene, is shattered. For the Wilf family, the circumstances of that fatal accident will become the deepest kind of secret, one so dangerous it can never be spoken. On Division Street, time has moved on. When the Shenkmans arrive—a young couple expecting a baby boy—it is as if the accident never happened. But when Waldo, the Shenkmans’ brilliant, lonely son who marvels at the beauty of the world and has a native ability to find connections in everything, befriends Dr. Wilf, now retired and struggling with his wife’s decline, past events come hurtling back in ways no one could ever have foreseen. In Dani Shapiro’s first work of fiction in fifteen years, she returns to the form that launched her career, with a riveting, deeply felt novel that examines the ties that bind families together—and the secrets that can break them apart. Signal Fires is a work of haunting beauty by a masterly storyteller.

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    The Night Circus
  • Author : Erin Morgenstern
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780385534642
  • Reader Reviews : 972
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. • "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston Globe The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

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    King of the Murgos
  • Author : David Eddings
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : 9780345358806
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Here David Eddings’ bestselling The Malloreon continues as the epic quest begins, across new lands and among strange peoples. A magnificent fantasy of men, Kings, sorcerers, and Gods caught up in a death struggle between two ancient, warring Destinies—the culmination of a seven-thousand-year war of Good and Evil. The infant son of Garion and Ce’Ndra had been foully kidnapped. Now they began the great quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Begarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and inevitably the little Drasnian, Silk. Guided by the Orb of the God Aldur, their way led through the foul swamps of Nyissa, then into the lands of the Murgos. And at the end, they must face a horrible danger—to themselves and to all mankind. For the Dark Prophecy had not vanished when Garion slew the evil God Torak. Instead, it had fled to Zandramas, who was now the Child of Dark. Dark and Light still contended for mastery, and Zandramas planned to use the child in some rite and the Sardion Stone to insure that the Dark would triumph. If they could not be at that impossible place when Zandramas arrived, they would lose—forever.

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    The Wandering
  • Author : Intan Paramaditha
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781784709808
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The most ingenious and unusual novel you will read all year, where you choose your own story You’ve grown roots, you’re gathering moss. You’re desperate to escape your boring life teaching English in Jakarta, to go out and see the world. So you make a Faustian pact with a devil, who gives you a gift, and a warning. A pair of red shoes to take you wherever you want to go. You’re forever wandering, everywhere and nowhere, but where is your home? And where will you choose to go? To New York, to follow your dreams? To Berlin or Amsterdam? Lima or Tijuana? Or onto a train that will never stop? The choices you make about which pages to turn to may mean you’ll become a tourist or an undocumented migrant, a mother or a murderer, and you will meet many travellers with their own stories to tell. As your paths cross and intertwine, you’ll soon realise that no story is ever new. The Wandering is a novel about the highs and lows of global nomadism, the politics and privileges of travel and desire, and the freedoms and limitations of the choices we make, by one of Asia’s most exciting writers. It’s a reminder that borders are real, and a playful experiment that turns the traditional adventure story on its head.