The Resource A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay

A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay

Label
A brightness long ago
Title
A brightness long ago
Statement of responsibility
Guy Gavriel Kay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. Vivid figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel."--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.K39
LC item number
B75 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renaissance
  • Nobility
  • Italy
Label
A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780451472984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1049818975
  • (OCoLC)1049818975
  • 996258
Label
A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780451472984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1049818975
  • (OCoLC)1049818975
  • 996258

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