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Titre A brightness long ago / Guy Gavriel Kay.
Auteur Kay, Guy Gavriel, author
Éditeur Toronto : Viking Canada, 2019.
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Genre Fantasy fiction
Sujet anglais Imaginary places -- Fiction
Nobility -- Fiction
Courts and courtiers -- Fiction
Condottieri -- Fiction
City-states -- Fiction
Canadian fiction
Genre Romans fantastiques
Sujet français Lieux imaginaires -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Noblesse -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Cours et courtisans -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Condottieres -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Cités-États -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Roman canadien
Description 420 pages ; 24 cm
Résumé From the author of Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan, and, most recently, Children of Earth and Sky, comes a masterful new novel set in a vivid, enthralling world inspired by Italy in the early Renaissance. In this fascinating, decadent, often violent setting, in which mercenaries destroy city-states for the highest bidder and women remain desperately limited in their life options, the lives of a few extraordinary figures play out... Guidanio Cerra, known as Danio, is the son of a tailor whose intelligence had won him entry to a renowned school attended mainly by aristocrats. There he's learned languages, politics, courtly manners--and a great deal about horsemanship. He takes service at the dangerous court of a count known as The Beast... Adria Ripoli, born to power, daughter of a duke, has rejected the choices offered to her, opting for a life of danger--and freedom--in the service of her mercenary uncle. That decision leads her to a nighttime encounter in a castle, from which she is unlikely to escape alive. Speaking to us from a chamber overlooking the busy waterways of a maritime city, Danio looks back on his youth to tell us part of the tale--the most unforgettable days of his life. But others share the telling, the story we read. Guy Gavriel Kay brings alive a cast of unforgettable characters whose paths intertwine in an extraordinary time. They include a healer who has also disdained her expected lot; a charming, if frivolous son of immense wealth; a young, powerful religious leader, more decadent than devout; and the two larger-than-life war leaders, lifelong adversaries entangled in their shared history, whose encounters put a world in the balance... A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and intimate reflection on the nature of memory, the choices we make in our lives, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel.
ISBN 9780670068708 (hardcover)
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 J-DE REPENTIGNY - Adultes - Romans    KAY Guy br  DISPONIBLE
 JEAN-CORBEIL - Adultes - Romans    KAY Guy br  DISPONIBLE
 L'OCTOGONE - Adultes - Romans  COLL. ANGL.  KAY Guy br  DISPONIBLE
 LANGELIER - Adultes - Romans    KAY Guy br  DISPONIBLE
 SAUL-BELLOW - Adultes - Romans    KAY Guy br  DISPONIBLE
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