REVIEW: All The Seas of The World by Guy Gavriel Kay

All The Seas of The World, the third book in a loose trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay, takes place in a pre-renaissance country much like Italy. There are a small number of fantasy elements, such as the mysterious telepathy shared between two characters and an old pagan-like god that resides in an ancient forest. Yet, these elements are very small in comparison to the rest of the story. The book revels instead in its characters, themes, and the world itself rather than common fantasy tropes. This sets it apart from much of the genre, and if you care more about world-building, prose, and character development, then this may be the novel for you.

“There were mysteries everywhere. That was all right. You didn’t need to solve them all. Only the ones that affected you”.