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I love, love, love GG Kay, and this is one of his best. His writing is so beautiful and the characters engaging. I preordered it, knowing how much I like his books, and I am not sorry! Highly recommended.
A fantasy set in an era that evokes the Italian Renaissance told by the main character as a reflection back on a memorable time in his life. This is one of those books where the character development and focus on human nature is where the real beauty lies, but the plotline holds it's own here too. The inclusion of some Pride Month representation was a nice surprise, as well.
4 out of 5 stars. #booksparks #booksharks
A tale of an almost-Italy, amid warring city-states and political intrigue, a young scholar, son of a tradesman, witnesses the rivalry between two of the most prominent mercenaries of the day. Beautifully written, with a pensive tone, this is a standalone extension to his Sarrentine history. Highly recommended.
Here‘s the latest addition to my Guy Gavriel Kay collection, which is spread around various shelves. I‘ve only read a couple of his books to date, but have quite enjoyed them.
Look, Massive Moo(min)* needed new books. It's all on him.
In all seriousness, probably my last new books for a good while. I've been very self-indulgent. I'll get Jo Walton's Lent and the third of the Ninth Rain trilogy, but that should be it.
*I have Mini, Middling and Massive Moo, okay. Three sizes. They can't all just be called Moomin.
Guy Gavriel Kay's latest novel, A Brightness Long Ago, was released yesterday & I got my copy from Amazon in the mail. I have read 4 Kay novels & have begun to believe he is not only one of our very best fantasy writers working today. Kay has shown that fantasy is not just about knights, wizards, dragons, magic & endless fights for power. It is about art, music, religion, secularism, & culture. He is one of our best writers working today.
When Margaret Atwood recommends a book, I pay attention!