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Children of Earth and Sky (Hardcover)

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Join four travelers -- an artist, a spy, a merchant and a pirate -- as they leave a Venice (that is not our Venice) to travel toward a Constantinople (that is not our Constantinople) in an epic confrontation between East and West. Kay imagines a fantastical history in a world almost, but not quite like ours. 

--Keith

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Join four travelers -- an artist, a spy, a merchant and a pirate -- as they leave a Venice (that is not our Venice) to travel toward a Constantinople (that is not our Constantinople) in an epic confrontation between East and West. Kay imagines a fantastical history in a world almost, but not quite, like ours.

 

— From Keith

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The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels The Last Light of the Sun, Sailing to Sarantium, and Lord of Emperors, 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 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...

About the Author


Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of, among others, The Fionovar Tapestry, Tigana, The Last Light of the Sun, Under Heaven, and River of Stars. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451472960
ISBN-10: 0451472969
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 592
Language: English