By Guy Gavriel Kay
In his eagerly awaited new novel, man Gavriel Kay turns his gaze to the northlands, brilliantly evoking the Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic cultures of a turbulent age.
There is not anything delicate or silken in regards to the north. The lives of fellows and ladies are as demanding because the weather and lands during which they reside. For generations, the Erlings of Vinmark have taken their dragon-prowed ships around the seas, raiding the lands of the Cyngael and Anglcyn peoples, leaving fireplace and dying at the back of. yet instances switch, even within the north, and in a story woven with consummate artistry, humans of all 3 cultures locate the threads in their lives without notice introduced together...
Bern Thorkellson, punished for his father's sins, commits an act of vengeance and desperation that brings him face-to-face, around the sea, with a previous he's been attempting to depart behind.
In the Anglcyn lands of King Aeldred, the intelligent king, fighting internal demons all of the whereas, seashores up his defenses with alliances and diplomacy-and with swords and arrows-while his extraordinary, unpredictable little children pursue their very own wants while conflict comes and darkness falls within the woods.
And within the valleys and shrouded hills of the Cyngael, whose voices hold track while they feud and raid among one another, violence and love develop into deeply interwoven while the dragon ships come and Alun ab Owyn, chasing an enemy within the evening, glimpses unusual lighting glowing above woodland pools.
Making outstanding use of saga, music and chronicle, Kay brings to lifestyles an unforgettable international balanced at the knife-edge of switch within the final mild of the solar.