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The Lions of Al-Rassan

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A Master Storyteller Creates an Enduring Legend of His Own

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 fate 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.

Synopsis:

Beckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic destiny high upon the dome that will become the emperor's magnificent sanctuary.

But the beauty and solitary nature of his work cannot protect Crispin from Sarantium's intrigue. Below him, rumors of war and conspiracy swirl about the city, while otherworldly fires flicker in the streets at night. Valerius is looking west to Crispin's homeland to reunite an Empire — and his ambitions may have dire consequences for the loved ones Crispin left behind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061056215
Author:
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Publisher:
Harper Voyager
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Edition Number:
1st Eos pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
106-857
Publication Date:
19960322
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.78x4.22x1.16 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 544 pages Eos - English 9780061056215 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Beckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic destiny high upon the dome that will become the emperor's magnificent sanctuary.

But the beauty and solitary nature of his work cannot protect Crispin from Sarantium's intrigue. Below him, rumors of war and conspiracy swirl about the city, while otherworldly fires flicker in the streets at night. Valerius is looking west to Crispin's homeland to reunite an Empire — and his ambitions may have dire consequences for the loved ones Crispin left behind.

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