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Publisher Comments:

Saint-Saveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets — a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works.

But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day — and it's calling out to Ned.

Review:

"Kay (The Last Light of the Sun) departs from his usual historical fantasies to connect the ancient, violent history of France to the present day in this entrancing contemporary fantasy. Fifteen-year-old Canadian Ned Marriner accompanies his famous photographer father, Edward, on a shoot at Aix-en-Provence's Saint-Saveur Cathedral while his physician mother, Meghan, braves the civil war zone in Sudan with Doctors Without Borders. As Ned explores the old cathedral, he meets Kate Wenger, a geeky but attractive American girl who's a walking encyclopedia of history. In the ancient baptistry, the pair are surprised by a mysterious, scarred man wielding a knife who warns that they've 'blundered into a corner of a very old story. It is no place for children.' But Ned and Kate can't avoid becoming dangerously entangled in a 2,500-year-old love triangle among mythic figures. Kay also weaves in a secondary mystery about Ned's family and his mother's motivation behind her risky, noble work. The author's historical detail, evocative writing and fascinating characters — both ancient and modern — will enthrall mainstream as well as fantasy readers. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"An explorer of history and myths, Kay...has a special affinity for the people behind the larger-than-life legends that persist through time. His latest fantasy blends time and place in a crossing of worlds and universal truths. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Outstanding characters, folklore, and action add up to another Kay must-read." Booklist

Synopsis:

Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets-a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works.

But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day-and it's calling out to Ned...

About the Author

Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of eight books. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and has been nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award. His works have been translated into 21 languages. He was retained by J.R.R. Tolkien's estate to work with Christopher Tolkien in the reconstruction of the posthumously published Tolkien work,The Silmarillion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451461292
Author:
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Publisher:
Roc Trade
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6.08 x 0.91 in 0.93 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 432 pages Roc - English 9780451461292 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kay (The Last Light of the Sun) departs from his usual historical fantasies to connect the ancient, violent history of France to the present day in this entrancing contemporary fantasy. Fifteen-year-old Canadian Ned Marriner accompanies his famous photographer father, Edward, on a shoot at Aix-en-Provence's Saint-Saveur Cathedral while his physician mother, Meghan, braves the civil war zone in Sudan with Doctors Without Borders. As Ned explores the old cathedral, he meets Kate Wenger, a geeky but attractive American girl who's a walking encyclopedia of history. In the ancient baptistry, the pair are surprised by a mysterious, scarred man wielding a knife who warns that they've 'blundered into a corner of a very old story. It is no place for children.' But Ned and Kate can't avoid becoming dangerously entangled in a 2,500-year-old love triangle among mythic figures. Kay also weaves in a secondary mystery about Ned's family and his mother's motivation behind her risky, noble work. The author's historical detail, evocative writing and fascinating characters — both ancient and modern — will enthrall mainstream as well as fantasy readers. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "An explorer of history and myths, Kay...has a special affinity for the people behind the larger-than-life legends that persist through time. His latest fantasy blends time and place in a crossing of worlds and universal truths. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Outstanding characters, folklore, and action add up to another Kay must-read."
"Synopsis" by ,
Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets-a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works.

But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day-and it's calling out to Ned...

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