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Kay writes his books for the characters.
This is one of those novels that's so good, you'll occasionally close the book after finishing a chapter, just to enjoy and savor what you've read before moving on.
I like books like this that make you think about them (the story, the characters, and the writing) for days after you finish.
Kind of a yawn. Not really sure what the point was. Was it a milieu novel, intended (like Lord of the Rings) to immerse the reader in a strange and interesting world? Read morePublished 8 days ago by John D Browne
Pretty good, I love G.G.Kay and this is really touchingPublished 13 days ago by Francesco Alessio Ponzin
Superbly written. Kay is a delightful surprise if you have never encountered him before.Published 13 days ago by John V. Udell
Another amazing tour de force from Guy Gavriel Kay. When read just before his River of Stars novel that takes place in same reason a few centuries later, you begin to get a... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Stephen Hopkins
I had never read Guy Gavriel Kay before but I after Under Heaven, I have a found a new favorite author. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was only disappointed that it was over. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Janet G. Herlihy
Fun distraction read and entertaining. Loved the otherworldly fantasy aspects of the story. Life and landscape of the steppe is vividly described. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rabidbooktraveler
After two-third of the book, the story was fast-forwarded and events were told by recollection. Really disappointing and not Kay-worthy.Published 3 months ago by Sim1andonly
There are the books we read for pure entertainment, and the books we read for heavy literary value. This is both.Published 3 months ago by S. Benhammou
It's Kay being Kay in his usual brilliant fashion. If you've read other Kay, you know what you're gonna get.Published 4 months ago by David M. Hungerford III