The Last Light Of The Sun by Guy Gavriel KayThe Last Light Of The Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay

The Last Light Of The Sun

byGuy Gavriel Kay

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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In the stirring tradition of Northern Europe's heroic sagas, award-winning novelist Guy Gavriel Kay brings to life an unforgettable world balanced on the knife-edge of change.


For generations, the Erlings of Vinmark have taken their dragon-prowed ships across the seas, raiding the lands of less warlike people, leaving fire and death behind. A young Erling man, Bern Thorkellson has been living a life of slavery at home since his father's exile. He is desperate to regain his freedom and emerge from the taint that marks his family. His opportunity arrives when he escapes and joins a group of elite mercenaries. The warriors form a raiding party destined for the coastlines of their more peaceful neighbors, but what they discover there will lead to unexpected consequences. In a tale woven with consummate artistry, people of three cultures will find the threads of their lives dramatically entwined.
GUY GAVRIEL KAY is the author of thirteen novels (most recently Children of Earth and Sky), and a book of poetry. He has written book reviews and social and political commentary for the National Post and the Globe and Mail in Canada, and The Guardian in England. Translations of his books have appeared in thirty languages and have been ...
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Title:The Last Light Of The SunFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.22 × 5.3 × 1.26 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from GGK! Another good book from Guy Gavriel Kay. I enjoyed the world and the characters. I'd say these are the parts of Kay's books that I enjoy the most. I know this to be true because the first, and sometimes lengthy, part of his books seem to have little in the way of plot advancement. I tend to have no idea what's going on until about a third of the way into the book. Its all character and world setup. Regardless of this, I'm always completely into the book from the get-go. I do feel the climax of this book is not at the end of the book. It comes closer to the middle. This lessens the plot developments that come after it but leaves a lot of room for final character moments. You may read that this book is in the same world as Sailing to Sarantium/Lord of Emperors and The Lions of Al-Rassan but there certainly isn't any reason to read them in a particular order. Its just fun to see the references to other areas of the world that are the settings of the other books.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written and interesting GGK's portrayal of various cultures and religions in this book makes for an amazing read.
Date published: 2016-11-04

Editorial Reviews

"One of Kay's finest achievements, an expert mélange of the Eddas and The Mabinogion."--The Globe and Mail

"A story song of heroes and of the end of days.... Haunting and beautiful."--Toronto Star

"A tale as dark, terrifying, powerful and full of passion as any epic."--Edmonton Journal

"Richly drawn....Epic in scale....The Last Light of the Sun is a delight to be shared."--Calgary Herald