Synopses & Reviews
This is that rare, spellbinding, novel in which myth comes alive and magic reaches out to touch us. Tigana
is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered...
But years after the devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark
upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name...Tigana.
Against the magnificently rendered background of a world both sensuous and
barbaric, this sweeping epic of a passionate people pursuing their dream is breathtaking in its vision, changing forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.
"[A] brilliant single-volume epic fantasy, rich in intrigue and subtlety. Memorable characters and cultures add depth to a gracefully plotted story." Library Journal
"Tolkien protege Kay's brilliant and complex portrayal of good and evil, high and low, will draw readers to this consuming epic." Publishers Weekly
"[A] bravura performance, nearly impossible to put down." Kirkus Reviews
"One of the best fantasy novels I have read." Anne McCaffrey
"Kay shows why he's the heir to Tolkien's tradition." Booklist
"Magical and masterful...a stirring adventure." Orlando Sentinel
With a new introduction by the acclaimed bestselling author, this tenth anniversary edition of a fantasy classic is the sweeping tale of sorcery, magic, politics, war, love, betrayal, and survival.
Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.
About the Author
Guy Gavriel Kay is an internationally 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. His works have been translated into twenty-five languages.