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A Brightness Long Ago - Guy Gavriel Kay

A Brightness Long Ago

Paperback Published: 14th May 2019
ISBN: 9781473692343
Number Of Pages: 448

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Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven, River of Stars and Children of Earth and Sky returns with yet another breathtaking epic.

***One of Goodreads' Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2019***

International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy, with an extraordinary cast of characters.

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school, though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count - and soon learned why that man was known as The Beast.

Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one night - intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen a life of danger - and freedom - instead.

Other vivid figures share the story: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting these lives and many more, two mercenary commanders, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.

A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel.

Industry Reviews

Guy Gavriel Kay has a wonderful talent. He tells stories in an invented world that is so rich in historical echoes that I found myself smiling with pleasure as I heard the echoes, while engrossed in the story. Warmly recommended - Edward Rutherfurd, author of Sarum

The greatest living author of epic fantasy - Brandon Sanderson

[Kay] wields plots and all-too-human characters brilliantly, in a world where nothing is as valuable as information. This big, powerful fantasy offers an intricately detailed setting, marvelously believable characters, and an international stew of cultural and religious conflict writ larger than large - Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9781473692343
ISBN-10: 1473692342
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 14th May 2019
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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