by Guy Gavriel Kay
HarperVoyager Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007342037
Date: 29 April 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Winner of the 2008 World Fantasy Award for best novel Guy Gavriel Kay's wonderful Ysabel is published by Voyager, as part of a back list reissue program in support of his superlative new novel Under Heaven. Kay is one of the smartest and most meticulous of fantasy writers and I'm delighted that Voyager are making his work available thus.
"Ysabel gains impetus and force from the blood-soaked soil of Provence itself. With its Celtic and Roman histories and mythologies, the region is fertile ground for the style of mythic storytelling that readers associate with Kay, and the land almost becomes a character in its own right. In Kay's hands, the tourist-friendly veneer is lifted away, revealing hills that run red with blood and memory, ruins that form the backdrop for ritual bonfires on Beltaine, and caves that sing of a love story that must play itself out, generation after generation." -- Toronto Globe & Mail