History Creator / GuyGavrielKay

3rd Dec '16 5:42:36 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Diabetes shows up in Literature/UnderHeaven, under the name "the sugar sickness".

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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Diabetes shows up in Literature/UnderHeaven, ''Literature/UnderHeaven'', under the name "the sugar sickness".
1st Dec '16 8:03:17 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Diabetes shows up in Literature/UnderHeaven, under the name "the sugar sickness".
15th May '16 12:59:32 PM AzureOwl
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* ''Children of Earth and Sky''

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* ''Children of Earth and Sky''''Literature/ChildrenOfEarthAndSky''
11th May '16 12:42:51 PM AzureOwl
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** ''Children of Earth and Sky'': The aftermath of the Fall of Constantinople and the intrigues between the Maritime Republics.
4th Apr '16 7:51:54 PM AzureOwl
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* CrystalDragonJesus
* DeadlyDecadentCourt

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* CrystalDragonJesus
CrystalDragonJesus: Thinly veiled stand-ins for real world religions appear in most of his novels.
* DeadlyDecadentCourtDeadlyDecadentCourt: A recurring theme in his novels, the plots of several of them are kick-started by one palace intrigue or another.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture

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* FantasyCounterpartCultureFantasyCounterpartCulture: He sticks so closely to the source material that individual characters can be matched one for one with historical figures from the original cultures.



* LowFantasy

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* LowFantasyLowFantasy: While magic is always present to one degree or another in his novels, it usually remains in the background, and plays a small role in the outcome of the events depicted.
4th Apr '16 7:45:59 PM AzureOwl
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* ''Children of Earth and Sky''



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20th Nov '15 8:37:57 PM gemmabeta2
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** ''The Lions of AlRassan'': The Spanish Reconquista

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** ''The Lions of AlRassan'': Al-Rassan'': The Spanish Reconquista
20th Nov '15 8:37:44 PM gemmabeta2
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** ''ASongForArbonne'': The Albigensian Crusade
** ''/TheLionsOfAlRassan'': The Spanish Reconquista

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** ''ASongForArbonne'': ''A Song for Arbonne'': The Albigensian Crusade
** ''/TheLionsOfAlRassan'': ''The Lions of AlRassan'': The Spanish Reconquista



** ''TheLastLightOfTheSun'': The Viking incursion during the reign of Alfred the Great
** ''UnderHeaven'': The An Lushan Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty

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** ''TheLastLightOfTheSun'': ''The Last Light of the Sun'': The Viking incursion during the reign of Alfred the Great
** ''UnderHeaven'': ''Under Heaven'': The An Lushan Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty
20th Nov '15 8:36:16 PM gemmabeta2
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* HistoricalFantasy: Kay's basic modus operandi is to take a not-too-well-known historical event, change all the names (but keep the original cultural flavourings intact--the country may be called Kitai, but everyone still speaks Chinese and have Mandarin names), add a dash of magic, and construct the character's arcs around it (he has covered everything from Reconquista Era Spain to the latter days of Tang China).

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* HistoricalFantasy: Kay's basic modus operandi is to take a not-too-well-known historical event, change all the names (but keep the original cultural flavourings intact--the country may be called Kitai, but everyone still speaks Chinese and have Mandarin names), add a dash of magic, and construct the character's arcs around it (he has covered everything from Reconquista Era Spain to it. Namely:
** ''Tigana'': The unification of Italy
** ''ASongForArbonne'': The Albigensian Crusade
** ''/TheLionsOfAlRassan'': The Spanish Reconquista
** ''Sailing To Sarantium'': The rise of
the latter days Byzantine Emperor Justinian I
** ''Lord Of Emperors'': The Nika Riots
of Constantinople
** ''TheLastLightOfTheSun'': The Viking incursion during the reign of Alfred the Great
** ''UnderHeaven'': The An Lushan Rebellion during the
Tang China).Dynasty
** ''River of Stars'': The Jin-Song War and the fall of the Northern Song Dynasty
28th Feb '15 5:17:22 PM gemmabeta2
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* HistoricalFantasy: Kay's basic modus operandi is to take a not-too-well-known historical event, change all the names (but keep the original cultural flavourings intact), add a dash of magic, and construct the character's arcs around it (he has covered everything from Reconquista Era Spain to the latter days of Tang China).

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* HistoricalFantasy: Kay's basic modus operandi is to take a not-too-well-known historical event, change all the names (but keep the original cultural flavourings intact), intact--the country may be called Kitai, but everyone still speaks Chinese and have Mandarin names), add a dash of magic, and construct the character's arcs around it (he has covered everything from Reconquista Era Spain to the latter days of Tang China).
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