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The Resource A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay

A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay

Label
A brightness long ago
Title
A brightness long ago
Statement of responsibility
Guy Gavriel Kay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. Vivid figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel."--provided by publisher
  • Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count, and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen a life of danger and freedom. Years later, Danio looks back on the people who shaped his life, the choices he made, and the role played by fortune's wheel. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
A brilliant servant under a despotic count and a would-be assassin who has forfeited a life of comfort join an extraordinary group of companions when a rivalry between two mercenary commanders threatens the world balance
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775918
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Renaissance
  • Nobility
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1049818975
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780451472984
Lccn
2018039450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1049818975
Label
A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1049818975
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780451472984
Lccn
2018039450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1049818975

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