What I’m Reading: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

Book Review: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

A month ago I had the amazing experience of attending the When Words Collide writing conference in Calgary and listen to Guy Gabriel Kay read. I’ll be honest, I’d never read a Guy Gabriel Kay book prior to learning he would be a keynote speaker at the 2017 festival. Tigana was the first book of Kay’s that I’d ever read, and I loved it.


Tigana is one of those fantasy books that doesn’t feel like fantasy because the world is so concrete, so real, that you can taste the blue wine and drink the details. Tigana might be set in a fantasy world based on renaissance Italy, but it comes alive on it’s own. With a myriad of characters, there was a lot to discover in Tigana, and it one of the most wonderful endings I’ve ever read.

So, if you’re like I was and you’ve never read a book by Guy Gabriel Kay, now is a great time to start.

5/5 Stars


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