River of stars / Guy Gavriel Kay.
Author: Kay, Guy Gavriel.
Publisher: New York : ROC/New American Library, c2013.
ISBN: 9780451464972 (hbk.)
Description: 639 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Subject: Fathers and daughters Fiction.
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Summary: "Several hundred years after the events of Under Heaven (which was set in the equivalent of the Tang Dynasty), teen Ren Daiyan demonstrates legend-level archery prowess and becomes a marsh outlaw. Years later, when a cloistered emperor's hobby begins destroying lives, Daiyan tries to redeem his honor by joining the imperial army to halt the empire's decline. In a world ruled by gentleman scholars, female artist Lin Shan is lauded for her unique talent in the masculine arts of poetry and calligraphy. Shan's courtly skills will prove vital to Daiyan as he navigates around scheming ministers, supernatural fox-women, and horsemen who drink from the skulls of their enemies."--Publishers Weekly.