Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fridays


Guy Gavriel Kay's River of Stars takes place in a fantasy version of the medieval China's Song Dynasty. The two main characters, Lin Shan and Lu Chen are based on poets, Li Quingzhao and Su Shi. As a result, poetry from the period is beautifully interspersed throughout the narrative. Art, politics and the escaping of fate is all part of the adventure and Kay pulls in readers with the way he describes the obsessions of his characters--their romantic pursuits, alliances and everyday affairs that can make or devastate a life.

Jacki @ Central




Powered by Movable Type 5.2

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Jacki published on April 19, 2013 10:18 AM.

Atkinson Reads was the previous entry in this blog.

Banished & Beyond Belief is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.