The Lions Of Al-rassan

by Guy Gavriel Kay

0 avg rating
Book 16 of 112 in the Best Fantasy Books for Women
111 votes 0 comments

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south.

In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.

Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is both a brilliant adventure and a deeply compelling story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when hardening beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world.

Other books in series

Book Awards

Nominated 1 times in total


Readers Also Liked

by Sarah J. Maas
by Lois McMaster Bujold
by Guy Gavriel Kay
by Brandon Sanderson

The Lions Of Al-rassan ranks on the following lists

leave a comment

Popular Lists with The Lions Of Al-rassan
Books That Will Blow Your Mind
Books That Will Blow Your Mind Ranked 23 out of 91 91 Books 5953 Voters
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books Ranked 30 out of 79 79 Books 4149 Voters
Best Romantic Fantasy Books
Best Romantic Fantasy Books Ranked 23 out of 58 58 Books 1276 Voters
Best Fantasy Books for Women
Best Fantasy Books for Women Ranked 16 out of 112 112 Books 3453 Voters

Find Us on Facebook