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REVIEW: The Last Light of the Sun – Guy Gavriel Kay

This novel, set in the same world as the Sarantine Mosaic duology and The Lions of Al-Rassan, takes as its starting point the reign of Alfred the Great and his struggles against the raiding Danes. In Kay’s world, the Danes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey

Since this is the third book in the Kushiel’s Legacy trilogy, there’ll be a few spoilers for the first two books. Stop reading now if you haven’t read either… The book starts ten years after the end of Kushiel’s Chosen. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay

In the peninsula which is divided between the three northern kingdoms of the former Esperaña (Jaloña, Valledo and Ruenda) and Al-Rassan in the south, an uneasy truce prevails. The people of the northern kingdoms generally follow the Jaddite religion, whereas … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey

Phèdre is the child of a Servant of Naamah, and was sold by her mother into indentured servitude at Cereus House, oldest of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers in the City of Elua. A nobleman named Anafiel Delaunay recognised her … Continue reading

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The Sarantine Mosaic – Guy Gavriel Kay

(HarperCollins 2011) Sailing to Sarantium (1998) / Lord of Emperors (2000) I’m not sure why I haven’t read more books by Guy Gavriel Kay. Back when I was a student, a friend lent me all three books of the Fionavar … Continue reading

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