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Under heaven

Shen Tai, a general serving the Emperor of Kitai, receives 250 Sardian horses, an unthinkable gift fit to overwhelm an emperor, and travels to claim the horses in person.

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  • "Shen Tai, a general serving the Emperor of Kitai, receives 250 Sardian horses, an unthinkable gift fit to overwhelm an emperor, and travels to claim the horses in person."@en
  • "Shen Tai, a general serving the Emperor of Kitai, receives 250 Sardian horses, an unthinkable gift fit to overwhelm an emperor, and travels to claim the horses in person."
  • "An epic historical adventure set in a pseudo 8th century China, from the author of the 2008 World Fantasy winner, Ysabel. Under Heaven is a novel of heroes, assassins, concubines and emperors set against a majestic and unforgiving landscape."@en
  • "Pendant deux ans, au cœur des montagnes entourant le lac Kuala Nor, loin à lʹouest de la cité impériale, et même au-delà des frontières de lʹempire de la Kitai, le jeune Shen Tai, seul au fond dʹune cabane isolée, a écouté, dans lʹair dur et froid des nuits de lune et des nuits noires, les voix des fantômes des soldats morts pendant la violente bataille qui sʹest déroulée à cet endroit. Afin dʹhonorer la mémoire de son père, le général Shen Gao, qui était à la tête des soldats de lʹempire, cʹest en ces lieux maudits quʹil sʹest voué corps et âme à la pénible tâche dʹenterrer les os de tous les combattants. Alors que Tai prépare son retour vers la cité impériale et la cour, tout aussi dangereuse que magnifique, de Taizu, lʹEmpereur de la Kitai, un émissaire de lʹempire Tagur, la nation rivale, lui apporte une nouvelle surprenante : Chen-Wan, lʹune des épouses de Sangrama le Lion, empereur du Tagur, lui a offert, pour le remercier de sa tâche, un présent.--[Memento]."
  • "Award-winning author Guy Kay evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power."
  • "Award-winning author Guy Kay evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power"
  • "View our feature on Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven. In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece. It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles. In recognition of his labors and his filial piety, an unlikely source has sent him a dangerous gift: 250 Sardian horses. You give a man one of the famed Sardian horses to reward him greatly. You give him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, propel him towards rank, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal jealousy. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor. Wisely, the gift comes with the stipulation that Tai must claim the horses in person. Otherwise he would probably be dead already..."@en
  • "To honor the memory of his father, who was a general in the Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China, Tai spends the two years of official mourning in isolation and in service, which elicits an honor he hasn't sought and which changes his life forever."
  • "Pendant deux ans, au cœur des montagnes entourant le lac Kuala Nor, loin à l'ouest de la cité impériale, et même au-delà des frontières de l'empire de la Kitai, le jeune Shen Tai, seul au fond d'une cabane isolée, a écouté, dans l'air dur et froid des nuits de lune et des nuits noires, les voix des fantômes des soldats morts pendant la violente bataille qui s'est déroulée à cet endroit. Afin d'honorer la mémoire de son père, le général Shen Gao, qui était à la tête des soldats de l'empire, c'est en ces lieux maudits qu'il s'est voué corps et âme à la pénible tâche d'enterrer les os de tous les combattants.Alors que Tai prépare son retour vers la cité impériale et la cour, tout aussi dangereuse que magnifique, de Taizu, l'Empereur de la Kitai, un émissaire de l'empire Tagur, la nation rivale, lui apporte une nouvelle surprenante : Chen-Wan, l'une des épouses de Sangrama le Lion, empereur du Tagur, lui a offert, pour le remercier de sa tâche, un présent. Or, celui-ci est d'une telle ampleur qu'il peut changer le visage même de l'empire de la Kitai... ou mener Tai à une mort certaine."
  • "HISTORICAL FICTION. An epic historical adventure set in an alternate 8th century China, from the author of the 2008 World Fantasy winner, Ysabel. Under Heaven is a novel of heroes, assassins, concubines and emperors set against a majestic and unforgiving landscape. Honour is beyond measure But its price may be an empire! For two years Shen Tai has mourned his celebrated father and lived like a hermit beyond the borders of the Kitan Empire. There, by a mountain lake, the bones of the soldiers killed in great battles between the Kitai and the Tagurans lie unburied and their wailing ghosts strike terror into the living. Tai has laboured alone, laying to rest the mingled dead of both empires, until a letter arrives. It contains the promise of a poisoned chalice: Tai will be given two hundred and fifty Sardian horses by the Tagurans, legendary steeds from the far west, as a reward for his courage and piety."
  • "An epic historical adventure set in an alternate 8th century China, from the author of the 2008 World Fantasy winner, Ysabel. Under Heaven is a novel of heroes, assassins, concubines and emperors set against a majestic and unforgiving landscape."@en

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  • "Roman américain"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction, Canadian"
  • "Historické romány"
  • "Kanadské romány (anglicky)"
  • "Roman fantastique"
  • "Canadian fiction (English)"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Fantasy"@en
  • "Historical novels"
  • "Roman historique"
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Pod nebesy"
  • "Sous le ciel"
  • "Under heaven"
  • "Under heaven"@en
  • "Han xue bao ma"
  • "Under heaven: A Novel"@en
  • "Under Heaven"@en