Under Heaven

Paperback | May 10, 2016

byGuy Gavriel Kay

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In a setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, an unforgettable story of honour, treachery, and love vividly brought to life by the acclaimed novelist Guy Gavriel Kay.


To honour the memory of his recently deceased father, a celebrated general who led the forces of the empire in its last great war twenty years before, Shen Tai has spent the two years of official mourning alone at the isolated battlefield, burying as many of the unnumbered dead as he can. At night Tai can hear the ghosts moan and stir, and occasionally, when one voice falls silent, he knows it belongs to someone he has laid to rest. But as Tai prepares for his return home, he receives news of an overwhelming gift--one that can change his life. As he heads east to the glittering capital and court, he must gather his wits to face the deadly intrigues that lie ahead.

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In a setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, an unforgettable story of honour, treachery, and love vividly brought to life by the acclaimed novelist Guy Gavriel Kay.To honour the memory of his recently deceased father, a celebrated general who led the forces of the empire in its last great war twenty year...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 8.3 × 5.3 × 1.2 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143194089

ISBN - 13:9780143194088

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This was the first Guy Gavriel Kay novel I've ever read, and I'm so glad I did. He has a wonderful ability to write beautiful, faceted characters and events.
Date published: 2016-11-15

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"Under Heaven is virtually everything a reader could want in a book."--The Globe and Mail

"A magnificent epic, flawlessly crafted, that draws the reader in like a whirlwind and doesn't let go."--The Huffington Post

"The novel you'll want for your summer vacation."--The Washington Post

"Rich, compelling and powerful."--Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick)