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Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay
Ysabel
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In this exhilarating, moving novel set in modern and ancient Provence, Guy Gavriel Kay casts brilliant light on the ways in which history – whether of a culture or a family – refuses to be buried.Ned Marriner, fifteen years old, has accompanied his photographer father to Provence for a six-week... show more
In this exhilarating, moving novel set in modern and ancient Provence, Guy Gavriel Kay casts brilliant light on the ways in which history – whether of a culture or a family – refuses to be buried.Ned Marriner, fifteen years old, has accompanied his photographer father to Provence for a six-week “shoot” of images for a glossy coffee-table book. Gradually, Ned discovers a very old story playing itself out in this modern world of iPods, cellphones, and seven-seater vans whipping along roads walked by Celtic tribes and the Roman Legions.On one holy, haunted night of the ancient year, when the borders between the living and the dead are down and fires are lit upon the hills, Ned, his family, and his friends, are shockingly drawn into this tale, as dangerous, mythic figures from conflicts of long ago erupt into the present, claiming and changing lives.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B003E74AZM
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 436
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3.0 Ysabel
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Simcha-Sophie
Simcha-Sophie rated it
2.0 Ysabel
I don't bother to write a synopsis of the book, because I think most people who review books on Goodreads already know what the book is about.So, to dive right in: I was unaware initially that this is a young adult book, and while that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be uninteresting to adult...
Cherie Reads
Cherie Reads rated it
1.0 Ysabel
It's not very often that I dislike a book enough to give it only one star. I did not enjoy anything about this book. After about 50 pages I knew I didn't like it but I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt solely because it was a World Fantasy Award winner. What? Why?! Ugghhh! Talk about ...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it
4.0 Ysabel
The man who brought us The Fionavar Tapestry, and who vocally distanced himself from the epic fantasy genre years later, returns with a simple tale that plays clever homage to the classic that started it all.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0 Ysabel
Rating: 3.75* of fiveSince there are no 3/4 stars, I've had to round this up to 4. I liked the book very much, and I found reading it very easy. I like the PoV character, Ned, and found his development from adolescent smartass to postadolescent smart youth involving.Apparently this book winds up a s...
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