The Lions of Al-Rassan

The Lions of Al-Rassan

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062230300

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond. Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is both a brilliant adventure and a deeply compelling story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when hardening beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world.
The Lions of Al-Rassan
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-19 - Publisher: Harper Collins

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided
Guy Gavriel Kay: Three Novels
Language: en
Pages: 1056
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-03 - Publisher: Penguin Canada

Three spellbinding novels by internationally bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay. A Song for Arbonne Arbonne and Gorhaut—two lands as different as the sun and the shadowed moon. In the south, the olive trees and vineyards of Arbonne flourish, and the troubadours fill the air with songs of love and desire.
Tigana
Language: en
Pages: 676
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Berkley

Allesan, son of the king of Tigana, and other survivors of the forgotten world band together to plot the demise of Brandin of Ygrath.
A Brightness Long Ago
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-23 - Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

'The greatest living author of epic fantasy' - Brandon Sanderson 'The finest in his field' - Tor.com 'Guy Gavriel Kay's A Brightness Long Ago is a masterpiece; perhaps the finest work of one of the world's greatest living storytellers' - Fantasy Book Review ***One of Goodreads' Most Anticipated SFF Books
The Last Light of the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Guy Gavriel Kay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-31 - Publisher: Penguin Canada

In the stirring tradition of Northern Europe's heroic sagas, award-winning novelist Guy Gavriel Kay brings to life an unforgettable world balanced on the knife-edge of change. For generations, the Erlings of Vinmark have taken their dragon-prowed ships across the seas, raiding the lands of less warlike people, leaving fire and