The King's Last Song
By (author) Geoff Ryman
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King's Last Song by Geoff Ryman
Book DescriptionA great king brings peace to a warring nation. Centuries later his writings will bring hope to those facing the tragic legacy of modern Cambodia's bloody history. When archaeologists discover a book written on gold leaves at Angkor Wat, everyone wants a piece of the action. But the King, the Army and the UN are all outflanked when the precious artefact is kidnapped, along with Professor Luc Andrade, who was accompanying it to the capital for restoration. Luckily for Luc, his love and respect for Cambodia have won him many friends, including ex-Khmer Rouge cadre Map and the young moto-boy William. Both equally determined to rescue the man they consider their mentor and recover the golden book, they form an unlikely bond. But William is unaware of just how closely Map's bloody past affects him. The book contains the words and wisdom of King Jayavarman VII, the Buddhist ruler who united a war-torn Cambodia in the twelfth century and together with his enlightened wife created a kingdom that was a haven of peace and learning. His extraordinary story is skilfully interwoven with the tales of Luc, Map and William to create an unforgettable and dazzling evocation of the spirit of Cambodia and her peoples in all their beauty and tragedy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780006552109
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Geoff Ryman
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A dark fantasy retelling of the epic of Gilgamesh.
Was, Paperback / softback (December 2011)
Dotty, old and maybe crazy, sees "The Wizard of Oz" on TV, and recognizes it as her own story.
Child Garden, Paperback / softback (May 2011)
In future, tropical London, where biology has replaced electronics, Milena, resistant to the educational viruses, struggles to find a home.
Paradise Tales, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Geoff Ryman
A collection that ranges from present-day Cambodia to the far future: this is science fiction and fantasy with a heart.
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Author Biography - Geoff Ryman
Geoff Ryman is a Canadian living in London. He has published eight novels, a volume of short fiction and co-edited a collection of Canadian fiction. His novels and short stories have won twelve awards. His first novelette on Cambodian themes was published in 1985. 'The King's Last Song'was inspired by a visit in 2001 to an archaeological dig at Angkor Wat. Geoff is a frequent visitor to Cambodia and has twice visited the country to run workshops in creative writing. His other fiction includes 'Was', an historical novel about the American West in the 19th and 20th centuries, and '253' about passengers on the London underground.
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