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The book follows a large cast of characters from three different societies: the Viking stand-in Erlings, the Celtic Cyngael, and the Anglo Saxon-like Anglcyn. The three groups clash repeatedly and become more closely intertwined in each meeting, as characters fight, fall in love, and die, and complex family stories and quests are played out across generations and different landscapes. What makes the book truly remarkable is Kay's honest, unsentimental storytelling style. The characters in The Last Light of the Sun are real people, not stock fantasy characters, and the plot often takes unexpected, unconventional twists, resulting in a chain of events that more closely resembles real history than romantic tales. The Last Light of the Sun is one of Kay's bleaker works, largely because it's also one of his most real. But it is still an epic tale, and like the best epics it depicts not only heroes and mighty battles but also patterns of loss and change. It is a world upon which the sun is truly setting, but it is also a world about to be reborn into a new era, and Kay tells its story like the best bards of old. --Peter Darbyshire --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have read an enjoyed much of Guy Gavriel Kays novels (excpeting the Finovar tapestry), and I must say that this latest book is not up to his usual standards. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2005 by Craig
I'm not finished this book yet, but I'm ready to write a review none-the-less. For staters, I think that Tigana is one of the best fantasy novels ever written. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2004 by S. Henderson
What I like about this author is the rich use of imagery. The use of the language is strong, and the storyline is emotionally engaging. A good read over-all. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2004