The Lions of Al-Rassan

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Simon & Schuster, Limited, Nov 4, 2002 - Canada - 591 pages
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To praise this book is beyond my skill as a writer. - Goodreads
I dislike Guy Gavriel Kay's writing. - Goodreads
Too much drama for the support the prose gives it. - Goodreads
It could almost be a parody. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Andrew O - Goodreads

I vacillated between loving this book and being annoyed with it at times due to it's pacing. It is either blindingly-describe-every-tiny-detail slow or if-blink-you-missed-major-important-parts fast ... Read full review

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User Review  - Molly Ison - Goodreads

Reads like a movie novelization. A movie intended as pseudo-historical reenactment Oscar-bait with beautiful sweeping landscapes and beautiful actors and actresses who take it all so damn seriously ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Guy Gavriel Kay was born on November 7, 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. He became interested in fantasy fiction while working as an assistant to Christopher Tolkien. He assisted him with the editing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. After receiving a law degree from the University of Toronto, he became principal writer and associate producer for the CBC radio series, The Scales of Justice. He also wrote several episodes when the series moved to television. He has written social and political commentary for several publications including the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian. His first fantasy novels were The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road, which make up the Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. His other works include A Song for Arbonne, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Beyond This Dark House, The Last Light of the Sun, and Under Heaven. He has received numerous awards including and the Aurora Award for Tigana and The Wandering Fire, the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Ysabel, and the International Goliardos Award for his work in the fantasy field.

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