What I’m Reading Now: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 9.56.04 AMSome books are very subtle when it comes to theme; sly hints from the shadows at the message they carry, whereas some books take a more direct approach, that of a military commander screaming insults mere inches from your face; which is the case for Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay.

The message is loud and it is very real.

Kay delivers this within the world he created (pulling much from history) for his previous novels Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors, though placed some 25 years later.

Few authors can capture intrigues and cultural prejudices better than Kay, and he is doing it from ancient history! Kingdoms, religions, warriors, politicians and merchants are all caught within a web that Kay, acting as fate, weaves. I am half way through this book and it has already delivered tragedy, love, intrigue, battle and more. A thrilling read!

With Children of Earth and Sky Guy Gavriel Kay proves why he remains one of my favourite authors.

 

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