Under HeavenBook - 2010
A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
A Washington Post Best Fiction Book
Each night for two years Shen Tai has listened to the ghosts of dead soldiers in the darkness outside his isolated cabin. In honour of Tai's recently deceased father, a celebrated general who led the imperial army in battle here, he has devoted himself to the solitary task of burying the bones left lying by the mountain lake. But as Tai prepares for his return to a brilliant, dangerous court, he receives news of an extraordinary gift. A gift that could change the empire--or end his life.
In Under Heaven , Guy Gavriel Kay tells a story of honour and power, treachery and love, in a setting that evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China.
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The world could bring you poison in a jewelled cup, or surprising gifts. Sometimes you didn’t know which of them it was.
She wears no perfume, as usual. That makes it easier for her to cross dark courtyards, linger on porticos. Perfume is an announcement, after all. . . . These devices are not difficult for a woman who can think, and with men who don’t realize she can.
This was the court. He had decisions to make, alignments to choose or reject. It would also be useful, he thought wryly, to remain alive. One person here had been trying to kill him.
At least one person.
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