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A brightness long ago / Guy Gavriel Kay.

A brightness long ago / Guy Gavriel Kay.
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ISBN 9781473692343 (paperback)
Author Kay, Guy Gavriel author.
Title A brightness long ago / Guy Gavriel Kay.
Publisher/Date London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 420 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Summary Note In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school, though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count, and soon learned why that man was known as The Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen a life of danger, and freedom, instead. Other vivid figures share the story: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting these lives and many more, two mercenary commanders, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.
Subject Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Assassination -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction
Renaissance -- Italy -- Fiction
Courts and courtiers -- Fiction
Supernatural -- Fiction
Italy -- History -- 1268-1492 -- Fiction
Fantasy fiction.
Shelf Location F KAY
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