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010 _a 2018039450
040 _aDLC
020 _a9780451472984 (hardcover) :
020 _a0451472985 (hardcover) :
035 _a(OCoLC)1049818975
037 _bPenguin Group USA, Attn: Order Processing 405 Murray Hill Pkwy, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, 07073-2136
_nSAN 201-3975
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050 0 0 _aPR9199.3.K39
_bB75 2019
082 0 0 _a813/.6
100 1 _aKay, Guy Gavriel,
245 1 2 _aA brightness long ago /
_cGuy Gavriel Kay.
250 _aFirst U.S. edition.
264 1 _aNew York :
_bBerkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,
264 4 _c©2019
300 _a422 pages :
_bmap ;
_c24 cm
336 _atext
336 _astill image
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
520 _a"International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay's latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. Vivid figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel."--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aRenaissance
650 0 _aNobility
651 0 _aItaly
655 7 _aHistorical fiction.
655 7 _aFantasy fiction.
655 7 _aFantasy fiction.
999 _c377977