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Lions of Al-Rassan, the (1995) [Novel]
by Guy Gavriel Kay Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.3 of 10 (31 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Over the centuries, the once stern rulers of Al-Rassan have been seduced by sensuous pleasures. Now King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, adding city after city to his realm, aided by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan–poet, diplomat, soldier–until a summer day of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the Jaddite's most celebrated–and feared–military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, and Ammar meet. Sharing the interwoven faith of both men is Jehane, the beautiful, accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond...

In a magnificent setting, hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is both a brilliant adventure and a deeply moving story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when hardening beliefs begin to remake–or destroy–a world.

Original title: The Lions of Al-Rassan
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyAlternate and Parallel Worlds

Edition #1: Lions of Al-Rassan, the

Lions of Al-Rassan, the (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A beautifully wrought, elegantly written fast-paced as it is thoughtful." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "An engrossing tale....Kay provides insightful glimpses into the goals and motives of his many characters." Publishers Weekly
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Manifested in:

Lions of Al-Rassan, the (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Eos
ISBN: 0061056219
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 527

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