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Ysabel por Guy Gavriel Kay
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Ysabel (original 2007; edição 2007)

por Guy Gavriel Kay (Autor)

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"Ned Marriner is spending six weeks with his father in France, where the celebrated photographer is shooting Saint-Sauveur Cathedral in Aix-en-Provence. Both father and son fear for Ned's mother - a physician with Doctors Without Borders, currently assigned to the civil war-torn country of Sudan. This is not the first time she's placed herself in harm's way to help alleviate suffering - and Ned has inherited her courage. He'll need it." "While exploring the cathedral, Ned meets Kate Wenger, an American exchange student with a deep knowledge of the area's history. But even Kate is at a loss when she and Ned surprise a scar-faced stranger, wearing a leather jacket and carrying a knife, deep inside the cathedral. "I think you ought to go now," he tells them. "You have blundered into a corner of a very old story..."""In this ancient place, where the borders between the living and the long-dead are thin, Ned and his family are about to be drawn into a haunted tale, as mythic figures from conflicts of long ago erupt into the present, changing - and claiming - lives."--BOOK JACKET.… (mais)
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Título:Ysabel
Autores:Guy Gavriel Kay (Autor)
Informação:Roc Hardcover (2007), Hardcover, 432 pages
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I enjoyed this fantasy novel set in modern times with a crossover to Celtic legends, but the characters were rather flat, development non-existent, and the plot fairly predictably. Still, a nice light read. ( )
  ColourfulThreads | Feb 18, 2021 |
So odd! All throughout the reading of this, I was reminded of the later-published Discovery of Witches by Harkness. Not the story or the characters or the incidentals, mind you, but the FEEL of it. And this one won the World Fantasy Award.

Could it have been a massive influence? Possibly.

Back to this book! It's a real departure from most of the Kay I've read, not steeping itself in historical memorabilia so much as building a bridge between the Celtic history of France and our modern day.

I'll be honest... I loved the feel of it. A lot. It has a genuine YA feel and it is thoroughly wholesome on top of that. Moreso, it had a nice horror feel to some of it as we got moved from the thoroughly grounded modern day things and get plopped into whole-cloth near-immortals and Celtic gods and legends that just rolled over my tongue so deliciously. The YA adventure wasn't half-bad, either! :)

This might be one of my favorite Kay novels. So far. And that isn't because of the award. It's just because it did what Kay's original trilogy that bridged worlds couldn't do for me. It made me care. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
This book was a delightful surprise, Ysabel is an indirect sequel to Kay's 'Fionavar Tapestry' trilogy, involving a couple of the characters years later - the story is completely independent of that trilogy, however and can be read without any fore-knowledge.

It was a very fast-paced fantasy, with deft touches of Gaelic mythology. I believe this was written more for the young adult market considering the age of the protagonists but at no point is it at all "dumbed down."

I fully recommend this, it is Kay at near-peak, almost touching on the grandeur of 'Tigana'. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
Read this for a second time. I love this author and this work stands apart from his other work. It takes place in Providence, France. The main character is a senior at high school travelling with his father who is a well known photographer on commission to take photos of some old Roman sites. The son encounters mysterious strangers who seem to be part of a story that has been played out again and again over the centuries since 200 AD. It involves the clash between the Celtics and the Romans. The son discovers he is part of a current version of this story and is psychic. Really fun to read. ( )
  CarolBurrows | Dec 26, 2018 |
The first G. G. Kay book I have read. I picked it because of the Celtic connection. Ysabel is something of an ancient love story, playing out in modern times in a supernatural fashion and into which a teenage boy gets involved.

The writing was good, and in some places felt almost sublime to the point where I would read it over and over again, trying to find how Kay put his words together to create the scene. However, the story pacing was slow, and didn't seem to change much throughout the book, so it's not a something I would read for action or excitement, even if there might be such moments.

It is the singular moments that I recall most about the book, rather than the overall story. Everything felt well crafted, but I wasn't glued to the pages. ( )
  WeeTurtle | Dec 16, 2018 |
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"Ned Marriner is spending six weeks with his father in France, where the celebrated photographer is shooting Saint-Sauveur Cathedral in Aix-en-Provence. Both father and son fear for Ned's mother - a physician with Doctors Without Borders, currently assigned to the civil war-torn country of Sudan. This is not the first time she's placed herself in harm's way to help alleviate suffering - and Ned has inherited her courage. He'll need it." "While exploring the cathedral, Ned meets Kate Wenger, an American exchange student with a deep knowledge of the area's history. But even Kate is at a loss when she and Ned surprise a scar-faced stranger, wearing a leather jacket and carrying a knife, deep inside the cathedral. "I think you ought to go now," he tells them. "You have blundered into a corner of a very old story..."""In this ancient place, where the borders between the living and the long-dead are thin, Ned and his family are about to be drawn into a haunted tale, as mythic figures from conflicts of long ago erupt into the present, changing - and claiming - lives."--BOOK JACKET.

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