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    • River of Stars

    • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international best-selling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. 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.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Sailing to Sarantium

    • Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic
    • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated by: Berny Clark
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plaque, he lives only for his arcane craft. But an imperial summons from Valerius the Trakesian to Sarantium, the most magnificent place in the world, is difficult to resist. In a world half-wild and tangled with magic, a journey to Sarantium means a walk into destiny. Bearing with him a deadly secret and a Queen's seductive promise, guarded only by his own wits and a talisman from an alchemist's treasury, Crispin sets out for the fabled city. Along the way he will encounter a great beast.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Such a disappointment...

    • By Karin on 10-07-12

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Lions of Al-Rassan

    • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier - until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart achingly beautiful

    • By Andi on 03-05-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Lord of Emperors

    • Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic
    • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated by: Berny Clark
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Crispin the mosaicist wants to concentrate on his art. Rustem of Kerakek, a physician, is also on his own journey of self-discovery. But no man may withdraw from society that easily, and both men soon find themselves drawn into the deadly webs of Sarantium. Lord of Emperors is the sequel to Sailing to Sarantium.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love chariot racing - this one is for you!

    • By ruth on 24-02-14

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Children of Earth and Sky

    • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous East to paint the Grand Khalif at his request - and possibly to do more - and a beautiful oman posing as a doctor's wife in her role of a spy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it immensely

    • By Kindle Customer on 17-08-16

    Regular price: £24.99