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: May 10th 2016 by NAL

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…

Far and away my most anticipated novel of the new year!


  1. I haven't heard of this author yet, but the synopsis sounds intriguing. Hope you get to read this one soon.

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  2. Whoah, I hadn't heard of this one before, but it definitely looks like something that I would want to check out. Hope you love it, thanks for sharing!
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  3. Sounds like a lot going on in that story!

  4. Ooh that's a new to me one! Looks exciting!

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  5. You really MUST be excited about this book because for a moment I thought I was experiencing deja vu! http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2015/07/waiting-on-wednesday-children-of-earth.html

    Can't blame you though, I am looking forward to this one so badly - if there's any book worth featuring twice, it's definitely GGK ;-)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Well, still waiting for an ARC, so it never hurts to get it out there again. LOL

  6. Great pick! It's been a long time since I read anything by GGK but this might be the next one I pick up. Hope you get to read it soon :)


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