guy gavriel kay

  1. The Big Peat

    Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Ah, Mr Kay. What a wonderful writer you are. But are you fantasy? I have these conversations from time to time with friends. The answer’s yes, but the paucity of supernatural elements in some of his books stretch the definition a little. And maybe if he hadn’t broken in as a fantasy author...
  2. CTRandall

    Do you like any of the characters in Tigana?

    Do you like any of the characters in Tigana? If so, why? I'm about half-way through and I'm struggling with the book. There are some really good moments--both assassination attempts stand out--but I'm having a hard time getting through the massive internal monologues--almost an entire chapter...
  3. svalbard

    Fionavar TV series

    Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry series optioned for television | CBC Books Hope they do it justice.
  4. Pedro Del Mar


    I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Tigana and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I honestly wasn't sure after the first few chapters but once I got around 25% into the story the pace picked up, my understanding of the characters deepened and my enjoyment increased tenfold. Some of the...
  5. Werthead

    Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. J

    River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Good book, interesting and rather accurate novel about Song dynasty China. A little slow at first but he has a lot to set up and it moves right along once it gets going. My main complaint is something I've seen before about his Byzantine based novels. If he's going to stick so close to what...
  7. Brian G Turner

    Best Guy Gavriel Kay book?

    I'm looking for some historical-based fantasy, and Guy Gavriel Kay has come back up on my radar again. While the Sarantine duology was reasonably enjoyable for the storytelling, I could never forgive him as a reader for simply using Byzantine history and then putting his name on it instead...
  8. Werthead

    River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

    River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
  9. stevietee

    Where to start?

    Quick question, having never read any Guy Gavriel Kay before now, which book would you recommend I read first?
  10. Grunkins

    Last Light of the Sun

    I'm reading Kay's The Last Light of the Sun and it's as amazing as a Kay book ought to be. I'm in part 3 right now and was wondering if anyone knows what the monster in the woods might have been. The only descriptions of it were: it smelled of rotting flesh, was big enough to knock over trees...
  11. Brian G Turner

    Why fantasy and not historical fiction?

    So I've just started reading "Sailing to Sarantium", and already I'm mentally replacing the names he uses for the historical counter-part (ie, Rome for Rhodias). Without wanting any spoilers, is there any reason why he's simply changing the names and calling it "fantasy", when he could have...
  12. biodroid

    Guy Gavriel Kay

    I decided to buy Tigana for my kindle upon reading the sample and was really interested in the style. The story looked interesting too but could not comment on that at the moment. I just want to know what type of fantasy does Mr Kay write? I s he like David Gemmell with lots of action, or...
  13. Werthead

    Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Kitai, during the Ninth Dynasty. The Emperor has given the nation many years of peace and prosperity. Far to the west, in a valley where the last great battle between Kitai and Tagur was fought, a dutiful son pays homage to his dead father by burying the bones of the fallen. His honourable task...
  14. K

    The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay

    upon finishing this novel, i am simply awe-struck. I dont know where to begin. you see, when you read a masterpiece... there is never any debate in your mind subjectively and objectively about its worth. This novel reminded me about who i am, who i want to be and what i want from life. What...
  15. Werthead

    The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Al-Rassan was the stronghold of the western Asharite faith until Ammar ibn Khairan killed the last khalif, splintering the land into feuding city-states. In the north the Jaddite kingdom of Esperana similarly splintered into three smaller nations, each harbouring a desire to conquer the others...
  16. K

    Just finished A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay

    Just finished this magnificent novel... my review?? lets just say that im just grateful that God gave us Guy Gavriel Kay...
  17. K

    Just Finished Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

    some books... simply just cant be reviewed... some books, u simply just have to beg people to read them. please read this novel. i feel like someone opened an umbrella in my chest... thats how much i have fallen in love with Guy Gavriel Kay. Guy Gavriel Kay, Kate Elliot and Robin Hobb once...
  18. Clansman

    YSABEL, by Guy Gavriel kay

    Review of Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Press, 2007 What can I say about this book? If I see a new Kay book on the shelf at the bookstore, I buy it without hesitation, because I love everything that this author has done. Tigana was one of the most beautiful novels I have ever read...
  19. N

    Guy Gavriel Kay.

    Hey. I was just thinking that it would be cool to have a section for GGK under authors. I know alot of us have read his books, and I'm sure there's at least 5 threads about him here. Does anyone know how to go about getting a new author on there? Thanks in advance. Lena.
  20. N

    Guy Gavriel Kay.

    I had absolutely no idea where to put this, as his books are mostly Historical Fantasy, rather than fiction. I've scanned most of the boards on here, but haven't found anything on GGK, which completely astonishes me. Has anyone read his books? I would put him at the top of my list for Historical...