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River of stars

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: New York : Roc, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life-- in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later-- and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantastic fiction
Fantasy fiction, Canadian
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Gavriel Kay
ISBN: 9780451464972 0451464974
OCLC Number: 795167673
Description: 639 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Guy Gavriel Kay.

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"Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life-- in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later-- and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor-- and alienates women at the court. But when her father's life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars"--Publisher's web site.

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