Waiting on Wednesday: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
Expected publication: April 5h 2016 by Penguin Canada

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new novel, Children of Earth and Sky, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide.

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 fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor’s wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy.

The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.

As these lives entwine, their fates—and those of many others—will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world…

GGK began teasing the title of his next release a while ago, but it was just last week that we got our first look at the cover and full blurb. Let's face it, new GGK is always a cause for celebration, but this truly does sound fantastic.


  1. I had a feeling we'll see this one a lot this week!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. Hope you are coping, Bobson!

    The book looks and seems gorgeous! And such thrill that they sent you something that is out in a year's time

  3. Ooh nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. What a gorgeous cover! The premise sounds great too.

    My Waiting on Wednesday post.

  5. This is the third blog to feature this! Ha ha, looks awesome!

  6. What a excellent choice for a book. This sounds terrific.

    Grace @ Books of Love


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