[Children of Earth and Sky] EBOOK/EPUB

  • Hardcover
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  • Children of Earth and Sky
  • Guy Gavriel Kay
  • English
  • 01 January 2019
  • 9780451472960

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Read & Download Children of Earth and Sky Download Children of Earth and Sky é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Eance 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 traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his reuest and possibly to do 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 accomplishe. I m just going to have to place Guy Gavriel Kay s books into a shelf of their own A genre of their own I mean sure there are certain authors that have come close such as some of Umberto Eco or Kim Stanley Robinson but Kay s writing just plops us down into what by all apparent aspects seems to be our Rennaisance Europe or something very very closeAll names and a lot of history is altered but to any normal comparison we re dealing with the Ottoman Empire and Christians Italy A regular author might have just skimmed some aspects and thrown them in but Kay instead goes deep and rich and detailed Not only exploring all the misconceptions and prejudices on either side but taking it full force into spies exiles and intrigue of all kinds And let s not forget the battlesLush writing gorgeous characters What s probably the best part of it IS the characters I get into them not because of any particular plot point but because of WHO and WHAT they do how they do it and how interesting their choices twist the full story But what is the storyWell like the last one I read the full culmination winds up being the WAY the lives are lived Personal successes and failures Not the overarching plot I think it works brilliantly Of course I was invested in each character so I would think that Popinjay Stairs young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his reuest and possibly to do 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 accomplishe. I m just going to have to place Guy Gavriel Kay s books into a shelf of their own A genre of their own I mean sure there are certain authors that have come close such as some of Umberto Eco or Kim Stanley Robinson but Kay s writing just plops us down into what by all apparent aspects seems to be our Rennaisance Europe or something very very closeAll names and a lot of history is altered but to any normal comparison we re dealing with the Ottoman Empire and Christians Italy A regular author might have just skimmed some aspects and thrown them in but Kay instead goes deep and rich and detailed Not only exploring all the misconceptions and prejudices on either side but taking it full force into spies exiles and intrigue of all kinds And let s not forget the battlesLush writing gorgeous characters What s probably the best part of it IS the characters I get into them not because of any particular plot point but because of WHO and WHAT they do how they do it and how interesting their choices twist the full story But what is the storyWell like the last one I read the full culmination winds up being the WAY the lives are lived Personal successes and failures Not the overarching plot I think it works brilliantly Of course I was invested in each character so I would think that

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Read & Download Children of Earth and Sky Download Children of Earth and Sky é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book set in 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 veng. Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureI adored Children of Earth and Sky What an amazing complex novel this is Highly recommended for any thoughtful reader of history or fantasyGuy Gavriel Kay writes what he likes to call history with a uarter turn to the fantastic and Children of Earth and Sky is definitely that It s also compelling reading epic in scope but also closely personal It s set in a Renaissance era analog of our world Serassa is Venice the Ottoman Empire is the Osmanli Empire the Jaddites are the Christians and so on There s just a little bit of fantasy spicing it up two blue and white moons appear in the skies of this world and the spirits of dead relatives can linger and enter the heads of their living descendants speaking with them and advising themIn addition to altered country and empire names Kay has shifted around some historical people and events to fit the story he wants to tell and inserted a host of fictional characters Kay weaves together the lives of several fascinating individuals moving in different parts of this world but impacting each other s lives Some of the most memorable Danica a young woman and a fierce warrior fighting against the constraints of her time as well as against enemies her brother Neven kidnapped as a young child by Osmanlis and trained to be their devoted soldier Pero an artist with a commission to paint the Osmanli khalif and a secret commission to assassinate him and Leonora a disgraced young woman of Seressa s upper class given a chance to redeem herself by spying on Dubrava who finds an unexpectedly significant new lifeKay freuently jumps from one character s point of view to another s as their individual stories weave together separate and intertwine again Often when books are divided into several different plotlines told concurrently in alternating scenes and chapters my interest is primarily focused in on one character and their storyline and I become impatient when the author temporarily shifts to another point of view But Kay made all of these characters and their stories absorbing to me More I legitimately cared about what happened to all of them even when they were at odds with each other Occasionally there was an odd repetition of a scene when the viewpoint shifted from one character in that scene to another but overall Kay handled the omniscient narration and changing viewpoints seamlessly inserting an occasional perceptive observationHe was never in Senjan again How can we ever presume to know what will come of our choices our paths the lives we liveHistory does not proceed with anything like fairness or recognition of valour or virtue Senjan was gone the walls broken and smashed on both the harbor and the landward sides less than a hundred years after this timeThe richness and complexity of the world of Children of Earth and Sky is remarkable the so because it is made so accessible by Kay s clarity of prose insight and sympathy for the lives of individuals caught in the relentless currents of war politics and societal constraints In the midst of frustration fear and death they create meaningful lives and form lifelong relationships I ll end with a comment from Kay in the afterword which encapsulates one of the themes of Children of Earth and SkyWe live among mysteries Love is one there are others We must not imagine we understand all there is to know about the world I received a free ebook from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a review Thank youContent advisory Occasional R rated language violence and brief but explicit sexual scenes Letters to Chloe young woman sets out to find veng. Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureI adored Children of Earth and Sky What an amazing complex novel this is Highly recommended for any thoughtful reader of history or fantasyGuy Gavriel Kay writes what he likes to call history with a uarter turn to the fantastic and Children of Earth and Sky is definitely that It s also compelling reading epic in scope but also closely personal It s set in a Renaissance era analog of our world Serassa is Venice the Ottoman Empire is the Osmanli Empire the Jaddites are the Christians and so on There s just a little bit of fantasy spicing it up two blue and white moons appear in the skies of this world and the spirits of dead relatives can linger and enter the heads of their living descendants speaking with them and advising themIn addition to altered country and empire names Kay has shifted around some historical people and events to fit the story he wants to tell and inserted a host of fictional characters Kay weaves together the lives of several fascinating individuals moving in different parts of this world but impacting each other s lives Some of the most memorable Danica a Ford County young woman and a fierce warrior fighting against the constraints of her time as well as against enemies her brother Neven kidnapped as a Johannes Cabal the Necromancer young child by Osmanlis and trained to be their devoted soldier Pero an artist with a commission to paint the Osmanli khalif and a secret commission to assassinate him and Leonora a disgraced Academia Obscura young woman of Seressa s upper class given a chance to redeem herself by spying on Dubrava who finds an unexpectedly significant new lifeKay freuently jumps from one character s point of view to another s as their individual stories weave together separate and intertwine again Often when books are divided into several different plotlines told concurrently in alternating scenes and chapters my interest is primarily focused in on one character and their storyline and I become impatient when the author temporarily shifts to another point of view But Kay made all of these characters and their stories absorbing to me More I legitimately cared about what happened to all of them even when they were at odds with each other Occasionally there was an odd repetition of a scene when the viewpoint shifted from one character in that scene to another but overall Kay handled the omniscient narration and changing viewpoints seamlessly inserting an occasional perceptive observationHe was never in Senjan again How can we ever presume to know what will come of our choices our paths the lives we liveHistory does not proceed with anything like fairness or recognition of valour or virtue Senjan was gone the walls broken and smashed on both the harbor and the landward sides less than a hundred Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book years after this timeThe richness and complexity of the world of Children of Earth and Sky is remarkable the so because it is made so accessible by Kay s clarity of prose insight and sympathy for the lives of individuals caught in the relentless currents of war politics and societal constraints In the midst of frustration fear and death they create meaningful lives and form lifelong relationships I ll end with a comment from Kay in the afterword which encapsulates one of the themes of Children of Earth and SkyWe live among mysteries Love is one there are others We must not imagine we understand all there is to know about the world I received a free ebook from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a review Thank Il rogo di Berlino youContent advisory Occasional R rated language violence and brief but explicit sexual scenes

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Read & Download Children of Earth and Sky Download Children of Earth and Sky é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free D younger son of a merchant family ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live And farther 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 out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western worl. This was going to be 35 stars but I liked the ending so it scrapes a 4 I like Guy Gavriel Kay I do but I find his books misleading They are not really fantasy at all just historical settings admittedly well written renamed I always seem to expect something a little than I actually get from them That is not to say of course that that means there isn t to get just that I don t I really liked the multiple points of view of the same eventsI didn t really feel that invested in the characters while I was reading and yet I must have been to have been pleased by its conclusionThis seems to me a novel about knowing who you are your essence and your place in the world Also how history can be redirected by the smallest of events I like the way Kay zooms out to the wider historical picture in years and centuries to comeSo far the Kay books I have read are from historical settings with which I am familiar I think his work may appear fantastical to me if I next tackle a setting I am less familiar with so will probably try Under Heaven I feel somewhere there is a 5 star read from Kay that I have yet to find All suggestions welcome