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Reading Passage from The Wandering Fire (Book 2 of Fionavar)

Passage from chapter eleven of The Wandering Fire The hunt started with the sunrise. The sky was a bright blue overhead, and the early rays of sunlight glittered on the snow. It was milder too, Dave thought, as if somehow … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from A Song for Arbonne

from Chapter One Hirnan, threading his way around roots and under branches, finally struck a rough east-west track in the wood and Blaise drew a calmer breath again. He was surprisingly conscious of where they were. Not that he had … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from The Darkest Road (Book 3 of Fionavar)

Passage from chapter six of The Darkest Road For a long time Coll of Taerlindel at the helm of his ship had fought the wind. Tacking desperately and with a certain brilliance across the line of the southwesterly, he struggled … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from The Last Light of the Sun

GGK comments: I’ve used different reading passages from Last Light over the period since it came out. On the last several occasions, however, what follows has been my preference and I suspect I’m likely to stay with it. I like … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from River of Stars

From Chapter Eight of River of Stars Early morning they crossed the Great River in a fine rain, listening to geese overhead, though they couldn’t see them. A calm hour, the river so wide the northern bank appeared only when … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from The Summer Tree (Book 1 of Fionavar)

Passage from chapter eight of The Summer Tree There had been light, now there was not. One measured time in such ways. There were stars in the space above the trees; no moon yet, and only a thin one later, … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from Ysabel

From Chapter Five of Ysabel Inside the cafĂ©, the man in the grey leather jacket, two tables over from where they’d been, puts down his newspaper. There is no need to hide his face any more. He might possibly have … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from The Lions of Al-Rassan

Passage from Chapter Five of The Lions of Al-Rassan He had lost his hat at some point, and during the period of walking north one of Garcia de Rada’s boots had split at the heel. He was, accordingly, wet at … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from Lord of Emperors (Book 2 of The Sarantine Mosaic)

This extract was printed at the end of Sailing to Sarantium in the HarperPrism American edition. C H A P T E R I I Pardos had never liked his hands. The fingers were too short, stubby, broad. They didn

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Reading Passage from Lord of Emperors (Book 2 of The Sarantine Mosaic)

Passage from Chapter One of Lord of Emperors Rustem of Kerakek, son of Zorah, sat cross-legged on the woven Ispahani mat he used for teaching. He was reading, occasionally glancing up to observe his four students as they carefully copied … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from Sailing to Sarantium (Book 1 of The Sarantine Mosaic)

Passage from Chapter One of Sailing to Sarantium He came to, slowly, and gradually became aware of painful, flickering light and the scent of perfume. Not lavender. His head hurt, not altogether unexpectedly. The flour sack had been removed-obviously: he … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from Tigana

From Chapter Eight of Tigana Dianora could remember, with jagged, sharp-edged clarity, the first time she’d called her home Lower Corte. They all could, all the survivors: it was, for each of them, a moment embedded like a fish hook … Continue reading

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Reading Passages Overview

Bright Weavings: The Worlds of Guy Gavriel Kay – News   2014 October 9: The Fionavar Tapestry, Tigana, and the poems of Beyond This Dark House have joined all GGK’s other titles as ebooks in the United States. September 20: … Continue reading

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