Tigana

Tigana

A masterful epic of magic, politics, war, and the power of love and hate—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.

Title:Tigana
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451457769
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    Tigana Reviews

  • Petrik

    4.5/5 StarsI have this belief that 90% of the time, standalone high fantasy just won’t satisfy me. I still stand by it, but Tigana luckily is not one of those cases. Memories and names, something th...

  • Pietro

    I hated this book, but I'm an oddity; in fact, virtually every other human being seems to love it unconditionally. So if you stumble upon it, give it a try, chances are you'll find it awesome.So.. wha...

  • Catie

    While reading this book over the past month, I thought a lot about the differences between youth and adulthood, between young beliefs and mature ones. And I think that maybe our youth is the only time...

  • Markus

    Springtime morning in AvalleI don’t care that the priests say:I’m going down to the river todayOn a springtime morning in Avalle.When I’m all grown up, come what mayI’ll build a boat to carry ...

  • mark monday

    oh Tigana! 20 years ago, the warring lands of the peninsula known as The Palm were invaded and conquered by two opposing Tyrants, and split into two. during this time of war and magic, one land was pu...

  • Mayim de Vries

    Imagine a state that ceased to exist. It has been swallowed on the map by hungry neighbours, swept away by winds of history and not even an empty space remains to bear witness to what once was. Things...

  • Brad

    The greatest strength of Tigana -- Guy Gavriel Kay's masterpiece -- is the "ambiguity" of his characters' ethics. Fantasy, as a genre, suffers from the widespread simplicity of its expressions of good...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I have been listening to this from the library for a few days! SIMON VANCE! I love him as a narrator! Next I need to get that beautiful anniversary edition to actually read, in my hands! I can never s...

  • Choko

    *** 4.66 ***A Buddy Read with the Fantasy Buddy Reads Group, because we wanted a stand-alone for a change...How do I even start on writing a review for this book? I think, just as most everyone else h...

  • Tamara

    This is a review with pictures in it. I see people doing this, and I want to as well. I can haz cats also, yes? Anyway, this ye old secondary world fantasy, with maps and kingdoms princes and things a...