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Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay

Paperback Published: 5th February 2008
ISBN: 9780451461902
Number Of Pages: 421
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The multiple award-winning fantasy author of The Fionavar Tapestry brings his extraordinary imagination to a tale of mythic figures in contemporary times...

Ned Marriner is in France with his father, a celebrated photographer shooting the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence. While exploring the cathedral, Ned meets Kate, an American exchange student with a deep knowledge of the area’s history. But even Kate is at a loss when she and Ned surprise a scar-faced stranger, wearing a leather jacket and carrying a knife. “I think you ought to go now,” he tells them. “You have blundered into a corner of a very old story...”
 
In this ancient place, where the borders between the living and the long-dead are thin, Ned and his family are about to be drawn into a haunted story, as mythic figures from conflicts of long ago erupt into the present, changing—and claiming—lives.

Industry Reviews

Praise for Ysabel "Will enthrall mainstream as well as fantasy readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Ysabel is beyond honed. It reads like a perfectly cut jewel...It is very much like a great classic Hollywood film."--Science Fiction Weekly

"[Kay] turns out quality work every time. Ysabel is another testament to his storytelling skill."--The Davis Enterprise

"Outstanding characters, folklore, and action add up to another Kay must-read."--Booklist

"Kay constructs a suspenseful narrative, and he uses the atmosphere of Provence to good effect."--The Toronto Star

"Encapsulates my experience of reading Kay's work--that the sense of loss experienced when his world slips away and his tale is told will be profound, but the beauty of the experience is worth that loss."--Fantasy & Science Fiction

More Praise for the Novels of Guy Gavriel Kay "[Read] anything by Guy Gavriel Kay...His strengths are strong characters and fantastic set pieces."--The New Yorker

"History and fantasy rarely come together as gracefully or readably as they do in the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay."--The Washington Post Book World

"Kay shows why he's the heir to Tolkien's tradition."--Booklist

"Kay is a genius. I've read him all my life and am always inspired by his work."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson

"A storyteller on the grandest scale."--Time Magazine, Canada

ISBN: 9780451461902
ISBN-10: 0451461908
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 5th February 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46

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