08: Children of Earth and Sky – A History of Eastern Europe (with a quarter turn to the fantastical)

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Do you prefer your history with a dash of fantasy? Kyle and Claire certainly do. The setting for Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest book, Children of Earth and Sky, resembles Europe after the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Claire outlines the book’s key historical conflicts, including a notorious city of Croatian pirates and their long fight with the Ottoman Empire. Kyle describes how Kay went from being an intern for Christopher Tolkien to a member of the Order of Canada. To top off the show, they discuss the book’s handling of sex, suspense, and an intriguing time in history.