by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Book 62 of 167 in the Best Epic Fantasy Books
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A masterful epic of magic, politics, war, and the power of love and hateā€”from the renowned author of The Fionavar Tapestry and Children of Earth and Sky.

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.

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Anonymous | 2013-10-23 09:10:23
What part of Epic fantasies did you not get. Shouldn't be on this list.
Anonymous | 2016-07-23 08:25:25
It's just great 'Fantasy Books' ...which raisess different questions, like the presence of the hopelessly generic and Michael-Moorcock-ripped off (entire 'b' plot) Magician on this list. It's a glorified D
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