Guy Gavriel Kay is an award-winning Canadian fantasy author. His works are known for hewing close to medieval European history, and for having very little magic.
As a young man, he worked with Christopher Tolkien preparing Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' for publication.
** ''The Summer Tree''
** ''The Wandering Fire''
** ''The Darkest Road''
** ''Sailing To Sarantium''
** ''Lord Of Emperors''
* ''Beyond This Dark House''
* ''River of Stars''
!!Tropes common to his works include:
* AlienSky: The multiple moons variety.
* AuthorAppeal: Masquerade carnivals with anonymous sex. Also, male submission and cheating wives.
* CanonWelding: Elements from ''The Fionavar Tapestry'' show up in other books occasionally.
* DoubleStandard: Kay consistently portrays cheating husbands as scum, but cheating wives as perfectly acceptable.
* 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).