Review: Tigana By Guy Gavriel Kay


BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

A LONG GESTATING REBELLION CROSSES MORAL LINES TO LIBERATE A LAND, AND PRESERVE THE HISTORY AND IDENTITY OF ITS PEOPLE

 

Book CoverTigana

Guy Gavriel Kay
 

Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 816 Pages
Date: 3rd February 2011

ISBN-10: 0007342047
ISBN-13: 978-0007342044

 
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It would be easy for me to tell you that Guy Gavriel Kay’s most famous work, Tigana, is about a disparate group of people coming together to bring an end to twenty years of occupation of their homeland. But that would be a very shallow description of this tale. Scratch beneath the surface, you will find that Tigana is fundamentally a story about identity and history. An examination of the extremes that victors in war can go to in their efforts to re-write or completely destroy the identity and history of a conquered people. A book that will undoubtedly cause you to ask yourself to what lengths can you justifiably go to in order to preserve your identity and history from aggressors who seek to eliminate it.

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Review: The Lions Of Al-Rassan By Guy Gavriel Kay


A TALE OF POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND RELIGIOUS STRIFE

IN A LAND RIVEN BY BITTER INTERNAL DIVISIONS, THE END OF AN ERA AS CLOSE AT HAND FOR A ONCE GREAT EMPIRE IN TERMINAL DECLINE

 

Book CoverThe Lions Of Al-Rassan

Guy Gavriel Kay
 

Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 656 Pages
Date: 15th March 2012 (First Published 1995)

ISBN-10: 0007342063
ISBN-13: 978-0007342068

 
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Originally published in 1995, The Lions Of Al-Rassan, by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay, is a tale of political intrigue, alliances of convenience, shifting allegiances, and unlikely friendships in a land, fractured by bitter religious divisions, on the brink of a seismic historical change. Though set in a fictional world, the novel is essentially a fantasy re-telling of real world historical events.

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The Spotlight: The Lions Of Al-Rassan By Guy Gavriel Kay


AN ACCLAIMED HISTORICAL FANTASY

Published almost twenty years ago, it’s long past time for me to check this book out; maybe for you, too.

 

Book CoverThe Lions Of Al-Rassan by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay is a book that has been recommended to me on a number of occasions, by several different people, so it has been on my to read list for a while now. I recently got hold of a copy, though it’s likely to be a few weeks before I actually get around to reading it.

For the benefit of those readers who, like me, have not read this book yet, here is a brief summary of the appeal of the book, and hopefully why it may also be a title that will be of interest to you.

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