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  1. says:

    What is it to fall out of love? It is has been a long time since I’ve done it and so I don’t remember From what I recall it was something unconscious for a long time Something in your turn of phrase in the explanations that you seek out and find the articles you share and how often you choose to go to bed early I remember it being full

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    444 I just finished and honestly this book has left me completely depressed Almost than the second Malazan and this is saying someth

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    I feel cheated I hate these wishy washy anti climactic Kay endings and the wishy washy over virtuous flat characters but that was not the only thing that disappointed me hereI must say that although I loved most of the first three uarters I hated the endingThe book is supposedly based on the fall of the Northern Song Dynasty in Chi

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    “Our lives aren’t only ours”There are plenty of fantasy books that take us along the “from zero to hero” path “River of Stars” is similar but the ingenious variation comes with the fact that the personal development of the hero i

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    A seuel in terms of setting and history if not character or plot River of Stars sees Guy Gavriel Kay return to the Chinese inspired world of Under Heaven It's a book that can be enjoyed by new readers as a standalone volume but one which holds added significance for readers already familiar with the firstAs a fan of Kay's work and someone who thoroughly enjoyed Shen Tai's journey through the dying days of the T

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    With every Kay book I read I'm tempted to say 'This is the best one yet' River of Stars is no exception It may be only the fact that it is fresh in my memory but I believe the author has reach a new height in his uest to conjure and breath life into ancient histories I have also noticed that the supernatural elements feature less and less with each new novel as if the actual events that served as inspiration are enough i

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    Returning to Kay's richly drawn worlds is like falling into poetry extensively researched history and the becoming one with the horrors that beset these wonderful contemporary protagonistsI'm tempted to call this silkpunk but I must a

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    45 Stars Review also posted at The BiblioSanctumBecause I've read and enjoyed Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven I became intrigued and

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    TornWhat do I say about this book? The trends that I hoped were an aberration in Under Heaven seem to have increased and not waned I read the book it was well enough written but there was no magic no sense of intimacy no prose that made me want to stay on a page indefinitelyLike Under Heaven the scope of the canvas was enormous; the dilemmas faced by the characters seemed less poignant and inevitable In addition the distance pl

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    of Stars is the twelfth novel by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay and is based loosely on twelfth century China during the Song Dynasty Like many of his works Kay weaves historical names places and events into a fi

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There he emerges years later and his life changes again dramatically as he circles toward the court and emperor while war approaches Kitai from the north Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar his beloved only child Educated by him in ways young women never are gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds Her intelligence captivates an emperor and alienates women a. A seuel in terms of setting and history if not character or plot River of Stars sees Guy Gavriel Kay return to the Chinese inspired world of Under Heaven It s a book that can be enjoyed by new readers as a standalone volume but one which holds added significance for readers already familiar with the firstAs a fan of Kay s work and someone who thoroughly enjoyed Shen Tai s journey through the dying days of the Tang Dynasty I was uite curious to discover how Ren Daiyan s adventures in the Song Dynasty might compare Aside from a shared history the two stories couldn t be different While the first was a story of an empire at its height full of luxury decadence and self indulgence as told through the eyes of a noble young man nearly overcome by his fortune River of Stars is the story of an empire suffering through its own decline as told through the eyes of a young outlaw struggling to find his place in the worldEven if you aren t familiar enough with what has come before to recognize the little tidbits and snippets of news regarding characters and events from Under Heaven there s a feeling of melancholy here a sense of remorse for the lost days of glory that is inescapable Along with that comes a significant amount of foreshadowing almost to the point of implying a kind of inescapable destiny on the part of the narrator Whereas we never really knew what to expect should Shen Tai ever reach the Emperor we can see all to clearly where Ren Daiyan s choices are destined to lead him With this second tale it s less a matter of trying to seize one s own destiny and a matter of trying to escape itThe language here is once again beautiful in its poetic flow It s a heavy story and not one to be breezed through in a few sittings but also one that s very easy to become lost in constantly seducing you into reading just one chapter The style is appropriately evocative of the culture but still retains that literary flair for which Kay is known so well In terms of narrative however River of Stars is subtly different from Under Heaven There s less immediacy to the tale and of an omniscient narrative voice this time around We still get shifting POVs often putting us in the heads of characters to whom we become attached only to never see again but those are interspersed with an omniscient third person POV Fortunately Kay doesn t rely too heavily on that voice keeping the story intimate and personalAs far as the characters go Kay actually surpasses himself here Ren Daiyan as unlikable as he often may be is a fantastic protagonist He s a flawed young man who grows and develops significantly throughout the course of the novel He surprised me on several occasions committing himself to courses of action that initially seemed the wildest of whims but which justify themselves later on Lin Shan a young woman described at one point as the clever one too tall and thin overly educated for a woman a discredit it is widely said to her sex is a sort of co protagonist one with her own distinct story arc that nicely intersects that of Ren Daiyan She was one of those characters I expected to drift away from early on and was pleasantly surprised by how much of a role she had to play in events later onKai Zhen is another of those sympathetic antagonists that Kay crafts so well a character who is selfish and cruel but also uite vulnerable and too easily swayed by the women around him He s an entirely distasteful gentleman that you want to hate but that hatred is tempered with a significant amount of pity and at times even a bit of admiration Speaking of the women around him Tan Ming the concubine who so cleverly escalates herself to becoming his wife is a richly painted woman of opportunity whose role in the story ends far too soon Tuan Lungis is another character whom we part ways too soon but it s interesting the ways in which he touches Ren Daiyan s life at key moments Sun Shiwei the assassin who makes such a brief yet pivotal appearance is one character I felt was used perfectly as much as I would have liked to see of him the brevity of his role is entirely appropriate to his professionI wrote in my review of Under Heaven that I was actually reluctant to read River of Stars since it was all but unimaginable that an author could manage to capture such lyrical magic twice in a row but Kay has done just that It s another long story better paced than its predecessor and driven by a slightly stronger protagonist If it lacks some of the subtlety of the first it certainly eclipses it in terms of demonstrating how seemingly insignificant very personal choices can conspired to change the course of history Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins and Fantasy SciFi Lovin Reviews Dead of Night (Thorne Hill, intelligence captivates an emperor and alienates women a. 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“River of Stars is a major accomplishment the work of a master novelist in full command of his subject” Michael Dirda in The Washington Post“Game of Thrones in China” SaloncomRen Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate That moment on a lonely road changed his life in entirely unexpected ways sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws From. 444 I just finished and honestly this book has left me completely depressed Almost than the second Malazan and this is saying something because that one had me crying for days The complete helplessness of regular people and their lack of control over their own lives is absolutely devastating The storytelling was gorgeous as always but I feel like crying The human drama and tragedy is so overwhelming I need a drink or at least a week of fluff and comedy