THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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“hatred and jealousy must find a tongue; only the creatures which never feel those things have no need to talk.”
Last month, during my extended hiatus, came the announcement that one of Britain’s most acclaimed female fantasy authors had passed away. I am of course referring to Tanith Lee who died on 24th May. Though her mainstream popularity had waned significantly over the last decade or so, the sad news of her passing will likely spark renewed interest in Tanith Lee’s work. Hopefully this renewed interest will also give the big publishers the necessary kick up the behind to convince them to reprint new editions of her books.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 816 Pages
Date: 3rd February 2011
It would be easy for me to tell you that Guy Gavriel Kay’s most famous work, Tigana, is about a disparate group of people coming together to bring an end to twenty years of occupation of their homeland. But that would be a very shallow description of this tale. Scratch beneath the surface, you will find that Tigana is fundamentally a story about identity and history. An examination of the extremes that victors in war can go to in their efforts to re-write or completely destroy the identity and history of a conquered people. A book that will undoubtedly cause you to ask yourself to what lengths can you justifiably go to in order to preserve your identity and history from aggressors who seek to eliminate it.
First of all, I’d like to apologise for the longer than intended hiatus. I had planned on being back several weeks a go, but circumstances did not allow. While I have not been able to deal with all my personal issues, the time away has helped me regain my enthusiasm for reading, writing and working on this blog.
You can expect regular updates to resume this week; I might even have a new book review posted later today. So thank you for your patience, hopefully extended breaks will be a thing of the past.
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