Category Archives: Reviews

Review by Chadwick Ginther for The Winnipeg Review

Reproduced with kind permission of The Winnipeg Review. Guy Gavriel Kay is in a class all his own in the fantasy field. He explores meticulously researched and detailed cultures filled with fascinating characters and then is capable of moving on-no … Continue reading

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Review by Natalie Zina Walschots for National Post

For River of Stars Reproduced with permission of National Post. Fantasy, science fiction, magic realism – any of the genres that can be classified as speculative fiction – are often defined (or dismissed) as being entirely about escapism. Whether a … Continue reading

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Review of Martin Springett’s “Bright Weaving”

by Francois Vincent It is clear that Martin Springett was gripped by a muse. The result of such inspiration is “Bright Weaving”, a compilation of songs inspired by the works of author Guy Gavriel Kay. Fifteen tracks of idyllic music … Continue reading

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River of Stars Review – Locus Magazine

Cecilia Holland reviews Guy Gavriel Kay Review by Cecilia Holland for Locus Online. Reprinted permission of Locus Publications. The master of the historical fantasy has found a canvas large enough for his ambitions. Guy Gavriel Kay’s second novel based on … Continue reading

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Review by Ilana Teitelbaum for The Huffington Post

An Epic of Tang Dynasty China: “Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay Review by Ilana Teitelbaum for The Huffington Post. Reproduced with kind permission. The beginning of “Under Heaven,” the latest offering by award-winning Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay, can … Continue reading

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Reviews of A Song for Arbonne

Fantasy from on High Review by Douglas Barbour, for ‘Books in Canada’ What makes Guy Gavriel Kay the most interesting writer of high fantasy around today is his willingness and ability to explore new territory in each new book. Having … Continue reading

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Reviews of The Fionavar Tapestry

This page contains the following reviews: Douglas Barbour for the Malahat Review Charles de Lint for Fantasy Review Matthew Winslow for the Green Man Review The Malahat Review The Darkest Road is the third volume of Guy Gavriel Kay’s The … Continue reading

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GGK’s note on reviews

There have, of course, been negative reviews over the years, too. I thought of urging Deborah Meghnagi to include some, but it seemed both masochistic and a little bit ‘cute’. Most of the time what this author (any author?) wants … Continue reading

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Reviews of The Last Light of the Sun

This page contains reviews from the following: Emerald City Challenging Destiny The Washington Post The Toronto Star The Edmonton Journal The Quebec Sun (in French) Le Devoir (in French) Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Review by Cheryl Morgan for her online … Continue reading

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Reviews of The Lions of Al-Rassan

This page contains reviews from: Quill & Quire The Edmonton Journal The Washington Post Book World Fantasy and Science-Fiction Magazine SFX Magazine Review by Michelle Sagara (Michelle West) for Quill & Quire History sometimes seems too small a smithy for … Continue reading

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Reviews of Ysabel

This page contains reviews from the following in order: The Agony Column, Alternative Reality Web Zine, The Globe and Mail, Orson Scott Card’s Web Zine, Blog Critics, Bookslut, Fantasy & Science Fiction From Fantasy to Slipstream Review by Rick Kleffel … Continue reading

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From Tapestry to Mosaic: The Fantasy Novels of Guy Gavriel Kay

A dialogue between Christopher Cobb and Mary Anne Mohanraj This article appears courtesy of Mary Anne Mohanraj and Christopher Cobb, and first appeared in Strange Horizons ezine. ___________________________________________________ Guy Gavriel Kay, one of the major fantasy authors of our time, … Continue reading

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French review of Tigana – translated

Tigana has above all else a particular flavour. It has a unique atmosphere, built up of little nothings that suffice to make this fantasy world, baroque in inspiration and based on the Italian Renaissance, endearing. Tigana is also pervaded by … Continue reading

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Reviews of Beyond this Dark House

On this page, Reviews from: Quill & Quire Locus Magazine SFSite Emerald City Rambles A Leap in the Dark David Fraser Review by Robert Wiersema for Quill & Quire Canny readers can be forgiven for being suspicious of a slim … Continue reading

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Polish review of The Fionavar Tapestry – translated

BY Jacek Dukaj Yet another fantasy trilogy, I thought, picking up The Summer Tree, the first tome of The Fionavar Tapestry, by Guy Gavriel Kay, an author completely unknown to me. The note about the author said he is a … Continue reading

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Polish review of Tigana – translated

BY RaF Tigana… The forgotten name of a forgotten kingdom. But this kingdom still existed not so many years ago. Is human memory so fragile? Probably not. Not in these kind of matters. Nevertheless nobody knows anything at all about Tigana. … Continue reading

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Under Heaven – NYT Book Supplement to the Toronto Star

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