The Lions of al-Rassan

The Lions of al-Rassan

Guy Gavriel Kay


The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the barren region sands, yet over centuries, seduced by way of the sensuous pleasures in their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led through warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is at the ascendancy, aided continually via his good friend and consultant, the infamous Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- till a summer season afternoon of savage brutality alterations their dating forever.

Meanwhile, within the north, the conquered Jaddites' so much celebrated -- and feared -- army chief, Rodrigo Belmonte, pushed into exile, leads his mercenary corporation south.

In the damaging lands of Al-Rassan, those males from diverse worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- a similar grasp. Sharing their interwoven destiny -- and more and more torn through her emotions -- is Jehane, the entire courtroom medical professional, whose personal abilities play an expanding position as Al-Rassan is swept to the threshold of holy battle, and beyond.

Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is either a super experience and a deeply compelling tale of affection, divided loyalties, and what occurs to women and men whilst hardening ideals start to remake -- or break -- a world.

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