The Lions Of Al-Rassan

The Lions Of Al-Rassan

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Home to three very different cultures, Al-Rassan is a land of seductive beauty and violent history. Peace among the Jaddites, Asharites and Kindath is a precarious, elusive thing, made so by the ever-present shadow that divides the peoples but draws extraordinary individuals together. Ammar ibn Khairan--poet, diplomat, soldier; Rodrigo Belmonte--accomplished military leader; and Jeanne bet Ishak--brilliant physician; these three find their lives interwoven by a series of remarkable events that take Al-Rassan to the brink of war.

Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is an exhilarating story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when passionate beliefs conspire to remake--or destroy--a world.

Publisher: 1995.
ISBN: 9780143174523
0143174525
Branch Call Number: FIC Kay

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ssmartin7
Apr 26, 2017

Guy Gavriel Kay has become my favorite author of adult fantasy and this book, I believe, is one of the best he has written with a depth and texture that I find incredible.

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shizuku_san
Aug 31, 2013

I loved this book! Fascinating characters, very suspenseful, and details that evoke the sights, sounds, and smells of the world he's describing. Love, honor, faith, decadence, murder, revenge, cutting-edge medieval medical miracles... this book has it all.

One thing I noticed, though, was that even though the main character is a woman, and there are a number of other "strong" female characters, this book still doesn't pass the Bechdel test.

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Zentjo10
Mar 08, 2011

This was a great book! One Kay's best! The characters were beautiful; I cared for them throughout. And he drew the tension and suspense of the end through past the last page into the epilogue. WOW!

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Ian_McKinley
Dec 22, 2009

Beautifully crafted, with characters that lift off the page to become genuine actors in a sweeping saga that pits peoples and cultures against each other while throwing individuals from these cultures into a complicated maelstrom of human interaction.

It is one of my favourite books.

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DanniOcean Jun 25, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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