Ysabel by GuyGavriel Kay

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Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets-a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works.

But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day-and it's calling out to Ned...
 

About GuyGavriel Kay

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Guy Gavriel Kay is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author. His works have been translated into twenty-five languages. Author website: brightweavings.com
 
Published February 5, 2008 by Roc. 436 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Kay (The Last Light of the Sun ) departs from his usual historical fantasies to connect the ancient, violent history of France to the present day in this entrancing contemporary fantasy.

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BC Books

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It's as if, like his character Ned, Kay has stepped over an invisible line and taken full responsibility for the emotions and feelings of his characters.

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Book Reporter

Fans of Kay will find references to some of his earlier books --- and while these references may not be caught by readers new to his work, they will add to the story for those who get them.

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Suite 101

Boy is a coming of age story for every ordinary teenage girl.

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SF Site

Guy Gavriel Kay Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Last Light of the Sun SF Site Review: The Last Light of the Sun SF Site Interview: A Conversation With Guy Gavriel Kay SF Site Review: Beyond This Dark House: Poems SF Site Review: Lord of Emperors SF Site Review: Sailing to Sa...

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Historical Novel Society

In this novel about how the past affects the present, it was the untold story of Ysabel’s past I yearned for the most in Kay’s otherwise accomplished tale.

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SFFWorld.com

Fifteen year old Ned Marriner has been given a few weeks off school to be with his Dad (the famous photographer Edward Marriner), whilst his Dad takes photos for a new book about the Provence area of France.

Mar 18 2007 | Read Full Review of Ysabel

Monsters and Critics

The picturesque Provence region of France provides the setting for Kay’s newest melding of ancient history with the present when fifteen-year-old Ned accompanies his father, famous Canadian photographer Edward Marriner on a photo shoot.

Jan 22 2007 | Read Full Review of Ysabel

Strange Horizons

After all, Ned Marriner is just a teenage boy, growing up, changing, becoming himself and his development is the strand of the story that Kay chooses to privilege.

May 21 2007 | Read Full Review of Ysabel

Geek Speak Magazine

Ysabel demands that this time, instead of fighting to the death over her, the two men – Celtic Cadell and Greek (later Roman) Phelan – give her a head start and then locate her within three days.

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Bending the Bookshelf

That connection is, I admit, part of why I finally decided to return to Kay's world with Ysabel, and I'm delighted to say that it's the perfect compliment to his fantasy classic.

Jun 04 2011 | Read Full Review of Ysabel

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