In the stirring tradition of Northern Europe's heroic sagas, award-winning novelist Guy Gavriel Kay brings to life an unforgettable world balanced on the knife-edge of change.
For generations, the Erlings of Vinmark have taken their dragon-prowed ships across the seas, raiding the lands of less warlike people, leaving fire and death behind. A young Erling man, Bern Thorkellson has been living a life of slavery at home since his father's exile. He is desperate to regain his freedom and emerge from the taint that marks his family. His opportunity arrives when he escapes and joins a group of elite mercenaries. The warriors form a raiding party destined for the coastlines of their more peaceful neighbors, but what they discover there will lead to unexpected consequences. In a tale woven with consummate artistry, people of three cultures will find the threads of their lives dramatically entwined.
About the author
GUY GAVRIEL KAY is an international bestselling author. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Ysabel, a #1 bestseller in Canada. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Visit his Canadian website at www.guygavrielkay.ca and his authorized international website at www.brightweavings.com.
"One of Kay's finest achievements, an expert mélange of the Eddas and The Mabinogion."--The Globe and Mail
"A story song of heroes and of the end of days.... Haunting and beautiful."--Toronto Star
"A tale as dark, terrifying, powerful and full of passion as any epic."--Edmonton Journal
"Richly drawn....Epic in scale....The Last Light of the Sun is a delight to be shared."--Calgary Herald