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February 21st, 2007


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sevillalost
04:12 pm - Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Yes, I'm finally posting a review. Please don't fall over with a heart attack. :)

I a d o r e Guy Gavriel Kay's work. His latest, Ysabel, is no exception. Ysabel is basically a not-quite-dark bedtime story about the 15-year old son of a famous photographer who accompanies his father to France and gets...sucked into a love triangle over two millenia old.

In my opinion, quality of storytelling just doesn't get better than Guy Gavriel Kay. His prose manages to walk that razor line between overly poetic and just not pretty enough. I never fail to fall in love with his characters, and he is a true master at weaving fantasy in with reality and vice versa.

So. Check out Ysabel. And then once you're hooked, check out the rest of Guy Gavriel Kay's work.

Thanks,

kc
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From:missingvolume
Date:February 21st, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
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LOL!!

Actually I have never read any of his stuff. I've heard good things about him bout never have gotten around to reading him. Is this a stand alone or part of a series?
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From:sevillalost
Date:March 2nd, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)

Unless I'm about to be very surprised...

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Ysabel is stand alone, although Kay does this thing where all of his books mention his first series, in a sort of round about way. It's kinda like the Alfred Hitchcock cameo thing, I guess.

The first series, in case you were wondering, is called "The Fionavar Tapestry". It's a trilogy, not sure what the individual titles are right now. I read them all at once, so the names kinda meshed together. :) Very Tolkienesque, but very, very good!

kc
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From:missingvolume
Date:March 5th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Unless I'm about to be very surprised...

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Coolies! I like a nice stand alone book every once in a while.
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From:xmurphyjacobsx
Date:October 11th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm a Kay fan, considering how few of his books I've read. The ones I did read have stuck with me REALLY hard.

So, now, THIS one is on my list. Like I don't have enough on that damn thing. :D

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