Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay: | donkeytime.org: BooksCanadian author, Guy Gavriel Kay is back again with another foray into the mists between fact and fiction in his latest release, Children of Earth and Sky. History buffs will recognize the Renaissance throughout these pages, but as a mythical parallel universe where the stories seem familiar; i. The story also takes place amid the backdrop of a never ending religious struggle between the western worshippers of Jad, the Sun God, and the eastern worshippers of Ashar, the God of the Stars, recognizable to historians as the destruction of Christian Byzantium by the Muslim Ottoman Turks in the fifteenth century. I could work with history but tighten focus on themes. I could have my characters do and think and be what I wanted them to, because they were not the real people. Leonora Valeri has also been sent off on a secret task by the Council of Twelve.
Earth and sky book review by Leo Shu
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A loud whack brought silence to the room. Alma flinched and glanced up from her stew. Miss Wells stood at the end of the dining table, her ruler flat against the wooden surface. Miss Wells turned and flashed that crooked-toothed smile Alma had come to hate. This thought-provoking novel illuminates the plight of Native American children and the planned destruction of a culture and a people. This novel is, by turns, brilliant, heartbreaking, and haunting. I wish I had written it!
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In short, this is a story set in a fantasy version of European renaissance including trade, religion and politics. You can draw parallels between different countries and religions in the book to real world versions of the same. The story is grounded in and inspired by real world history and culture, which gives colour to the story, so places and people seem familiar to the reader, even if only a passing resemblance. However the world, place, people and religions are very much a fantasy one. The politics and relationships make comment on real world approaches but does not attempt to attribute that to a specific person or people.
Look Inside. May 02, ISBN May 10, ISBN Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.