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- Tigana 3,431 copies, 104 reviews
- The Summer Tree 2,862 copies, 70 reviews
- The Wandering Fire 2,303 copies, 40 reviews
- The Lions of Al-Rassan 2,256 copies, 65 reviews
- The Darkest Road 2,232 copies, 34 reviews
- A Song for Arbonne 2,041 copies, 38 reviews
- Sailing to Sarantium 1,829 copies, 35 reviews
- Ysabel 1,506 copies, 73 reviews
- The Last Light of the Sun 1,493 copies, 44 reviews
- Lord of Emperors 1,455 copies, 30 reviews
- Under Heaven 1,114 copies, 82 reviews
- The Fionavar Tapestry 1. The Summer Tree 2. The Wandering Fire 3. The… 396 copies, 5 reviews
- River of Stars 372 copies, 25 reviews
- Beyond This Dark House 97 copies, 5 reviews
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Guy Gavriel Kay (born November 7, 1954) is a Canadian author of fantasy fiction. Many of his novels are set in fictional realms that resemble real places during real historical periods, such as Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I or Spain during the time of El Cid. Those works are published and marketed as historical fantasy, though the author himself has expressed a preference to shy away from genre categorization when possible. Kay was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When Christopher Tolkien needed an assistant to edit his father J.R.R. Tolkien's unpublished work, he chose Kay, then a student at the University of Manitoba, whose parents were friends of Baillie Tolkien's parents. Kay moved to Oxford in 1974 to assist Tolkien in the editing of The Silmarillion.
He returned to Canada in 1976 to finish a law degree at the University of Toronto, and became interested in fiction writing.
Kay became Principal Writer and Associate Producer for a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, The Scales of Justice.
In 1984, Kay's first fantasy work, The Summer Tree, the first volume of the trilogy The Fionavar Tapestry, was published.
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