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The Lions of Al-Rassan

by (author) Guy Gavriel Kay

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Category
Literary, Action & Adventure, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143194064
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780062230300
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $7.85 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780061056215
    Publish Date
    Mar 1996
    List Price
    $7.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143174523
    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
    $13.5

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

Home to three very different cultures, Al-Rassan is a land of seductive beauty and violent history where peace among the people is a precarious thing. Despite their differences, three extraordinary individuals of different faiths are drawn together by a series of unforeseen events. Jehane bet Ishak is a brilliant physician who by saving the life of prominent merchant puts her life in peril. Rodrigo Belmonte is a powerful, charismatic military leader who finds himself exiled by his own king. Ammar ibn Khairan is a renowned poet, courtier, and deadly whose life is changed by a brutal massacre orchestrated by his king. These three find their lives interwoven as fate leads Al-Rassan to the brink of war.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

"Evocative ... poetic writing that carries a powerful universal appeal."--The Washington Post

"Sweeping, complex and haunting.... A beautifully wrought, elegantly written adventure."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Filled with love, honour ... treachery, war, compassion, and beauty.... Breathtaking."--The Evening Telegram

"A sprawling, colourful, action-packed novel."--Toronto Star

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