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Children of Earth and Sky - Guy Gavriel Kay
Children of Earth and Sky
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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... show more
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...
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780143192626
Publisher: Penguin Canada (APB)
Pages no: 570
Edition language: English
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Fantasy
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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2.0 The Implausibility of Happenstance: "Children of Earth and Sky" by Guy Gavriel Kay
Rick in Casablanca notices the vast implausibility of happenstance: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Is serendipity a good thing in fiction ever? For me, one of the precepts of good writing has always been that coincidences are only permissible when the...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 #24in48 Wrap-up
I had a good, productive weekend even though I didn't squeeze in as much #24in48 as I had hoped. I did finish Children of Earth and Sky (300 pages or so read, about 6 or 7 hours). It was OK, but didn't have the magic of Tigana or The Lions of El Rassan. I started Words in the Dust (listened...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.5 Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay - My Thoughts
This man writes the most beautiful books. I can totally immerse myself in the worlds he creates, worlds that are almost ours but just a step to the left. :) He does things with words and sentences that should be so completely wrong, but they work! THEY WORK! Along with amazingly real worlds,...
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4.0 Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
A richly woven tale that focuses on a handful of people, each of whom, for a different reason, is compelled to leave the place they call home and embark on a new adventure in life. We follow the lives of pirates, spies, merchants, soldiers, artists and emperors as they travel into the unknown. They ...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0 Excellent
Dear Guy Gavriel Kay: The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, 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 bor...
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