Born in Weyburn and raised in Winnipeg, Guy Gavriel Kay is a master of historical fantasy. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages with global sales approaching three million copies. Kay is the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic, and in 2014 he was named to the Order of Canada for his “outstanding contributions to the field of speculative fiction.”
In his latest novel, Children of Earth and Sky, Kay evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe.
With clouds of war looming on the horizon, a young woman sets out from a small coastal town to find vengeance for her lost family, while two very different people — a young artist purportedly on his way to paint the grand khalif at his request and a fiercely intelligent woman posing as a doctor's wife — set out from the wealthy city-state of Seressa.
Against a background of uncertainty and tumult, their fates — and the fates of many others — unfold on the borderlands where empires and faiths collide in Kay's latest spell-binding epic of historical fantasy.