Lions of Al-Rassan, The by Guy Gavriel Kay(42 ratings)
|Author||Guy Gavriel Kay|
|Title||Lions of Al-Rassan, The|
|Submitted by Kseniya Shabanova |
I will not mince words - this book takes a while to get going. But a thing as true is that few books are as worth the wait as this one.
|Submitted by Ineluki|
Guy Gavriel Kay is showing all is talent in Lions of Al Rassan; the story is a famous one, the suspense is deliciously perfect. He has a special writing style: he makes you smile, cry or feel stressed out when he wants. You know that it can't be real: but the author makes you beleive the opposite!... Don't miss the greatest fantasy book of all time, written by a true fantasy master...
|Submitted by Giarc|
The Lions of Al Rassan hovers somewhere between fantasy and historical fiction. Set in the Iberian Peninsula after the fall of a great empire it is about the conflict between a northern empire and a desert kingdom across the sea who contest for dominion over the Iberian peninsula. In particular, the book focuses on the adventures of two men who develops an incredible affinity and bond with each other, and yet are ultimately fated to war on opposite sides. It is also about the effects of the war on the people caught in the middle of the conflict. This has clashes of ancient religions and armies, incredible atrocities, and is probably not for the younger reader. Fantasy readers who seek a more emotionally powerful story should find this book one that is very hard to put down. The author seems to take great delight in his treatment of the climax of the book by torquing up the tension to breaking point and letting the reader dangle exquisitely. I admit I broke and had to scan ahead to find out what happened! Great book.:)