Under Heaven
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    Under Heaven | Guy Gavriel Kay

    Under Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece.It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles.

    Impressive!

    The author uses luminous description and knowledge of ancient China to weave a rich, textured story with some supernatural twists. You feel like you h..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2010 by Mike (Keizer, OR, United States)
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    River of Stars | Guy Gavriel Kay

    River of Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang Dynasty. Now, the international best-selling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later with an epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, bandits and soldiers, nomadic invasions, and a woman battling in her own way, to find a new place for women in the world - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty.

    Masterpiece

    A genuine masterpiece

    Reviewed on July 25 2013 by David H. Diamond (Maryland USA)
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    River of Stars | Guy Gavriel Kay

    River of Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international best-selling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life - in entirely unexpected ways.

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