A journey fraught with danger, intrigue and political manipulations. That’s what you will find in “Children of Earth and Sky”. The story is inspired by events that took place in Renaissance Europe and is a marvelous piece of fiction.
Danica is looking for revenge for the family she lost. Marin is seeking to build his family’s fortune. The city-state of Seressa wants to spy on their neighbors. Pero is a young man desperately wanting to make a name for himself as an artist. Neven has been trained to be a soldier for the Khalif, but is that really who he is? These characters and others have lives that will intertwine with each other and influence world events.
I found the story and the characters to be complex and very well developed. The author has a style that draws the reader into the world he has created and keeps him engaged until the end. I enjoyed this story in part because it tells the story of ordinary people, as opposed to focusing on a royal family or a high ranking political figure. This epic story also highlights how something a person does, which may seem inconsequential in the moment, can have a long-reaching effect on the future. Top marks to Guy Gavriel Kay for this sweeping saga.
Alinefromabook’s rating: TWO THUMBS-UP!