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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
  • "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."
  • "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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  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction, Canadian"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Fantasy"@en
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"

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  • "Under heaven"
  • "Under heaven"@en
  • "Under heaven: A Novel"@en
  • "Under Heaven"@en