Children of Earth and Sky

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Publisher Description

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands--where empires and faiths collide.

From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist travelling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request--and possibly to do more--and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor's wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy.
     The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he's been born to live. And further east, a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif--to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.
     As these lives entwine, their fates--and those of many others--will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2016
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
592
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Canada
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

weaverwover of his weavings ,

Children of Earth and Sky ( but applies to all his works)

Kay certainly doesn’t need me to endorse one of his books as I have been following this writer of tapestries since the beginning. I have given the trilogy to so many friends over the years, you know, the ones you don’t know what to get because they have everything. None were ever disappointed by the words of one of Canada’s not well enough known geniuses. His words weave the threads of lives into reality, and these lives speak better than anything I could say. Read him and you won’t be disappointed. Reread him and you still won’t be . Listen to him and you will be enraptured on a different level, but still not disappointed Lived it and loved it !

Esther, Canada ,

Entertainingly clever

I love his turn of phrase, intelligent characters, and rich cultural backdrop. Sometimes, the cast of characters seem a bit too many to keep track of, but it’s well worth the effort.

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