Guy Kay’s first contemporary fantasy is a tour de force—and his bestselling novel ever. Fifteen-year-old Ned Marriner accompanies his photographer father to Provence,where he is shooting images for a glossy coffee-table book. As Ned strolls along roads walked by Celtic tribes and Roman legions, he discovers a very old story playing itself out in this modern world of iPods and cell phones. On one holy, haunted night of the ancient year, when the borders between the living and the dead are down and fires are lit upon the hills, Ned, his family, and friends are shockingly drawn into this tale, as dangerous,mythic figures from conflicts of long ago erupt into the present, claiming and changing lives.
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.
“Kay is at his finest.... Mythic.... Compelling.... Splendid.” —The Globe and Mail
“A taut and moving thriller ... a powerful story of the complexities of family love and loss.... Fantastic.” —The Edmonton Journal
“Stylish ... vivid and satisfying ... with moments of sublime eeriness.” —The Washington Post
“Compelling ... tantalizing ... Kay makes the most of the splendid south of France. You can just about taste it.” —Calgary Herald