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When a friend with publishing connections gets you guy gavriel kay's book six months before the rest of the world gets to see it... not to put too heavy a spin on it, but in my opinion kay is the best living fantasy author, and one of my favourite authors of all time. his fiction will break your heart with poetry and the beauty and cruelty of humanity.
i am shaking reading this, and not just from the espresso... #abrightnesslongago #guygavrielkay #canlit #canadianliterature #sundayreading #fantasy #fantasynovel #arc #bookstagram

comment 3 star 17 12 hours ago

What if everything in your life happened for a reason? what if every "wrong turn" was actually a step in the right direction? do you believe? comment below! .
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comment 0 star 10 Yesterday

"there are no wrong turnings. only paths we had not known we were meant to walk." guy gavriel kay.

#destiny#push#forward#fate#directions#guidance#quotes#qotd#guygavrielkay#path#life

comment 0 star 22 Yesterday

Post exam and finally finished this! it’s a really beautiful book, just takes time to read
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comment 0 star 8 2 days ago

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comment 11 star 49 4 days ago

“words were power, words tried to change you, to shape bridges of longing that no one could ever really cross.”
— tigana

tigana is lovely and literally about the power of a word — which can’t help but appeal to a writer. ^_^

magic in fantasy is often tied to words — everything from tigana to spells in harry potter to blake charlton’s spellwright (which gives a whole new and horrifying meaning to “misspelling”) does it differently.
what’s your favorite example of using magic words in a fantasy?
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comment 0 star 39 4 days ago

I must admit i love getting books in the mail. these two came yesterday in the mail. guy gavriel kay is becoming one of my favorite novelists. i’ve read children of earth and sky, sailing to sarantium, and ysabel over the past couple of years. all of them were excellent. looking forward to reading lions of al-rassan.
snow country by yasunari kawabata will be a re-read for me and probably the most unusual love story gone wrong novel i have ever read. it will be interesting to see if i still feel that way upon a second reading.
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comment 0 star 13 5 days ago

D2 of #88cupsoftea's #30daybookchallenge: favorite book by favorite author. #books #bookstagram #reading #fantasy #guygavrielkay

comment 1 star 19 6 days ago

Travel reads. as always, kay’s writing is beyond beautiful. #travelreading #tigana #guygavrielkay #bookstagram

comment 0 star 25 2 weeks ago

I loved this book. in fact, so far i've loved everything i've read by guy gavriel kay, and i need to read more. the prose, the concepts, the lush settings, the elegance, the grittiness... i love it.
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“award-winning author guy gavriel kay evokes the dazzling tang dynasty of 8th-century china in an masterful story of honor and power.⠀
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"it begins simply. shen tai, son of an illustrious general serving the emperor of kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles. in recognition of his labors and his filial piety, an unlikely source has sent him a dangerous gift: 250 sardian horses.⠀
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"you give a man one of the famed sardian horses to reward him greatly. you give him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, propel him towards rank, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal jealousy. two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor.⠀
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"wisely, the gift comes with the stipulation that tai must claim the horses in person. otherwise he would probably be dead already..."⠀
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comment 3 star 47 2 weeks ago

🐎 "les chevaux célestes" (under heaven) de guy gavriel kay, éditions l'atalante, 2014.

ma première lecture de guy gavriel kay. on m'a souvent vanté l'oeuvre de cet auteur canadien et son habilité à incorporer un soupçon de fantastique dans des contextes culturels et historiques originaux. et, effectivement, j'ai adoré ce magnifique roman inspiré de la chine des tang, à la fois politique et poétique (c'est possible !) et superbement mélancolique. je garderai longtemps en mémoire les aventures de shen tai et de son cadeau empoisonné.

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comment 0 star 16 2 weeks ago

Everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world.

guy gavriel kay, tigana .
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comment 3 star 40 2 weeks ago

New(old) series beginning today. i mean i love new releases, but older books have a special place in my heart. has anyone read this?
#thesummertree #guygavrielkay #melodom #readmorefantasy #📚

comment 1 star 13 3 weeks ago

Sailing to sarantium by guy gavriel kay
genre: fantasy
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

guy gavriel kay is becoming one of my favorite authors and joining a list that includes jorge amado, jonathan carroll, and charles de lint sailing to sarantium will be the second kay novel i have read this year and the third one in the past couple of years.

sailing to sarantium is the story of caius crispus, known as crispin. he is a master mosaicist and has been grieving the deaths of his wife and two daughters. crispin only lives for his work. however, he has been summoned by a queen to the greatest city in the known world, sarantium. sarantium is a holy city, loved by the poets, and the heart of an empire.

crispin carries a secret and a queen’s suggestive promise that has him confront legends, magic and danger. he must find his own way to create one of his greatest works in sarantium. the mosaicist learns such a mission comes with a price. however, his craft could be a saving grace.

kay writes beautifully and creates a vivid world based on the byzantine empire. i was engrossed with crispin’s journey to sarantium and looking forward to reading lord of emperors, the second half of the sarantine mosaic series. sailing to sarantium will be one of my favorite reads of 2018. guy gavriel kay is an author i’m looking forward to reading anytime he publishes a novel.
i had a glass of arthur metz’s gewurztraminer as i read this novel. an excellent, smooth tasting wine.

comment 3 star 19 3 weeks ago