A magnificent epic inspired by the glorious world of the troubadours, A Song for Arbonne is celebrated novelist Guy Gavriel Kay's love song to medieval Provence.
Arbonne and Gorhaut--two lands as different as the sun and the moon drifting through clouds. In the south, the olive trees and vineyards of Arbonne flourish, and the troubadours fill the air with songs of love and desire. To the north, the history of harsh Gorhaut has been forged with blood and fire, and now a corrupt king and his ruthless advisor seek to conquer the warm, fertile lands of Arbonne. The troubadours and courtiers of the south are soft--or so they appear. But for all their devotion to songs and a passion for beauty, the people of Arbonne will fight when invasion comes from the north.
About the author
GUY GAVRIEL KAY is an international bestselling author. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Ysabel, a #1 bestseller in Canada. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Visit his Canadian website at www.guygavrielkay.ca and his authorized international website at www.brightweavings.com.
"A master weaver of complex tales.... Kay has once again created the best of all possible worlds."--Maclean's
"Elegant, sweeping and colorful ... one of those books you wish would never end."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A stunning tale of intrigue and power.... A triumph for Kay."--Times-Colonist (Victoria)
"For anyone who appreciates that rarest of literary treasures: the ideal novel."--Charles de Lint