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Genies and flying carpets
A wonderful romp through the political world of genies, efreet, and near-eastern mythologies. The characters are dark and stubborn.
Continuing his trend towards historical fiction
The latest work of GGK is set in the world familiar to readers of Sailing to Sarantium, and Song for Arbonne, although the historic period has been advanced a couple hundred of years. Kay has left the medieval fantasy genre, both in period and tone.
- Written by: Guy Gavriel Kay
A classic fantasy masterpiece
This is a re read from decades ago. This is one of my all time fantasy masterpieces.
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Didnt deviate from standard fantasy tropes. the characters were sometimes interesting, but generally devoid of flair and fun.
In this generic fantasy romp the likeable but unremarkable characters fight a threat from beyond.
the series was very strong in spite of too much mechanical analysis of magic and unecessary repetition of events from book to book and chapter to chapter.