Guy Gavriel Kay in Literature Posted May 1, 2019 11 minutes ago, SeanF said: But, beware. You won't be able to guess the outcome of any particular story simply by knowing the history of the period. Kay will move events in different directions to what actually happened, and commonly, a character will be based on a couple of real-life figures, rather than just one (which makes the stories more interesting, of course). Ya, I don't mind the ignorance...I had Lions kinda spoiled because I knew pretty well of El Sid. But alot of the other stories I just like to have general frame of reference so I can be more in the mind set....if that makes sense!