I Can't Wait for... All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay

Fantasy Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week is the latest from Guy Gavriel Kay, the undisputed Canadian king of  historical fantasy, a story of fate and memory ...

Title:
 All the Seas of the World
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication Date: May 17, 2022
Genres: Fantasy

On a dark night, along a lonely stretch of coast, a small merchant ship sends two people ashore: their purpose is assassination. They have been hired by two of the most dangerous men alive to alter the balance of power in the world. The consequences of that act will affect the destinies of empires as well as lives both great and small.

One of those arriving on that stony strand is a young woman who had been abducted by corsairs as a child and sold into years of servitude far from her home. Having escaped, she is trying to chart her own course — and is bent upon revenge. The man who will bring the others out from the city on his ship — if they survive their mission — still remembers being exiled as a boy with his family, for their faith; it is a moment that never leaves him. In what follows, through a story both intimate and epic, unforgettable characters are immersed in the fierce and deadly struggles that define their time.

While it shares a vivid setting, timeless themes, and signature "quarter-turn to the fantastic" with his most recent novels, A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay's All the Seas of the World is a stand-alone page-turning drama that also offers moving reflections on memory, fate, and the random events that can shape our lives — in the past, and today.

Comments

  1. This sounds amazing! Great choice.

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  2. I like the cover. Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

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  3. Ooh, it's been a while since I read GGK, I need to add this.

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