Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay

It’s a shame, librarian and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl remarked on NPR, if the masterful UNDER HEAVEN (Roc, $26.95) by Guy Gavriel Kay is shelved only under Sci-Fi/Fantasty, where ardent fans of historical fiction might never find his work. Gorgeously written and impeccably researched, Under Heaven depicts the rich, teeming universe of the Tang Dynasty in 8th-century China (known in this book as “Kitai”). Kay seamlessly blends history and fantasy, magic and myth, in this tale of assassins, scholars, warriors, poets, ruthless courtiers, Machiavellian politicians, and ghosts. Among the best characters are the women, who fuel their world (and the novel) with intelligence and strength.

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ISBN: 9780451463890
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Published: Ace - May 3rd, 2011