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All the Seas of the World
All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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On a dark night, along a lonely stretch of coast, a small merchant ship sends two people ashore to a stony strand. Their purpose is assassination. They have been hired by two of the most dangerous men alive. The consequences of what follows will affect 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 life, that destiny, years after, she is trying to chart her own course - and is bent upon revenge. A third figure on the ship that night is a man who still remembers being exiled as a child with his family from their home, for their faith. A moment that never leaves him. He will bring the other two out from the city, if they can somehow do what they are headed there to do, and live. All the Seas of the World forms a thematic centrepiece to international bestseller Guy Gavriel Kay's two most recent novels, A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky. Returning triumphantly to his near-Renaissance world, Kay deploys his signature 'quarter turn to the fantastic' to present readers with a vividly memorable set of characters in a story of vengeance, power, and love, built around profoundly contemporary themes of exile and memory.
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Kammbia1
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It was good to feel laughter, to release it. To believe it was permitted. That many things might now, finally, be allowed.

We are vulnerable when we feel that way. But not, in truth, any more than when we live curtailed, held back, enraged, afraid. Everything is, indeed, always changing. And not usually to be controlled by us, the children of earth & sky, with fortune‘s wheel always turning & a future we cannot know.

More words of wisdom…

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Lindy
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I love the fierce MC Nadia, who was captured by pirates as a girl, sold into slavery, & then freed herself, which is where this immersive fantasy begins. It‘s a standalone, with ties to Kay‘s earlier novels set in the same alternate history Mediterranean & Middle Eastern world, where 3 religions parallel our 3 western faiths. Geopolitics, war & romance. Just a touch of the fantastical (which mainly serves as a plot device). Audio by Simon Vance.

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Lindy
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“She read the world in his eyes” is the kind of cheesy romantic writing that makes me roll my eyes, but that‘s me. Fortunately, there‘s a lot more than romance going on in this novel.

TrishB Lol! Me too. 3w
Suet624 Oh brother. 3w
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Kammbia1
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Not that any of us entirely understands how things happen in our lives. We do not, we truly do not, fully grasp the world we have. The one we move through all our days & nights. We fear what cannot be explained. We seek shelter with a god, with his sisters, with a visionary, the stars. Other beliefs at other times. It is a longing shaped by need. Or else we can feel naked in a storm. Along with those we love. (p. 261)

Words of Wisdom…..

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Branwen
All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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These lovely gems arrived today! Happy publications day to the newest Guy Gavriel Kay book! Does anyone else love his work? I find his writing to be so exquisitely beautiful! ❤️📖❤️ #bookmail

BennettBookworm A NEW GGK BOOK?!?! His work is some of my favorite ever! I‘ve read Lions of Al-Rassan more times than any other book! Omg this is the most exciting news 1mo
Branwen @BennettBookworm RIGHT?! I WAS SO EXCITED EHEN I FOUND OUT! 📚 1mo
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Kammbia1
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I have a very small list of writers whose novels I look forward to when they release something new. Guy Gavriel Kay is on that small list. Only one week from away from the release of his latest, All The Seas Of The World. Set in the same world as Children of Earth and Sky & A Brightness Long Ago…I‘m totally looking forward to see where else Kay goes in this world. Kay is one of our best contemporary fantasy writers and should be read widely.

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Nutmegnc
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I needed some good news today! This releases May 17!!! Can‘t wait!!

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Kammbia1
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One of my favorite novelists, Guy Gavriel Kay had a cover release today for his upcoming novel, All The Seas Of The World, due in May.

Kay‘s brand of historical fantasy is thoughtful, intelligent, & unique to fantasy literature on the whole.

This novel is set in the same near Italian Renaissance world as my favorite Kay novel, Children Of Earth & Sky. I‘m looking forward to reading this one. A nice cover and Kay is an author worth reading.