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eBook µ ePub The Lions of Al Rassan ë Free ✓ [EPUB] ✻ The Lions of Al Rassan ✾ Guy Gavriel Kay – Horticulturetrader.co.uk 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 empL a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship foreverMeanwhile in the north the conuered Jaddites' most celebrated and feared military leader Rodrigo Belmonte driven into exile leads his mercenary company southIn 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 tor I feel like I should have loved this book Parts of it were so good and it had that tortured world gritty feel to it that's right up my alley Friends on GR who share common interests one and all loved it But my god the middle 60% was a slog for me I had to put it down and restart it so many times The ending tragic and redeeming but I still can't give it than 25's

The Lions of Al RassanL a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship foreverMeanwhile in the north the conuered Jaddites' most celebrated and feared military leader Rodrigo Belmonte driven into exile leads his mercenary company southIn 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 tor I feel like I should have loved this book Parts of it were so good and it had that tortured world gritty feel to it that's right up my alley Friends on GR who share common interests one and all loved it But my god the middle 60% was a slog for me I had to put it down and restart it so many times The ending tragic and redeeming but I still can't give it than 25's

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The Lions of Al Rassan â 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 unti I can’t believe this is happening but here I am my first ever DNFI DNF’ed this book somewhere around 60% and because of that I will still give this book a rating my second 1 star rating; the first one was for Uprooted by Naomi Novik This is an extremely unpopular opinion and I know a LOT of people loved this book so please keep in mind that this is just my honest opinion At the time of posting this review there are less than 200 readers—including me—who gave it a 1 star rating out of 157k ratings don’t let this review alone be a sign for you to not try the book if you’re already interested in itGGK fans usually recommend either Tigana or The Lions of Al Rassan when asked on which GGK’s book to start with this is not the first time I read GGK’s work I’ve read Tigana and I love that book I gave it 455 stars but this book for me is a far cry from that Where Tigana was of a fantasy The Lions of Al Rassan is my first experience with GGK’s historical fiction books and after this I have to remove tons of his books from my TBR Throughout my time reading I can’t help but feel that knowledge on Medieval Spain—which I knew next to nothing about—is crucial in order to love this book GGK didn’t spare any moment in explaining the meaning behind each terminology or names I also expected the religions to play a lot of part in the story but they didn’t The analogy to Christian Jews and Muslim weren’t as important as I thought it would be they were just thereThe worst part of the book for me however was the characters Even by 60% mark I still don’t care about any of the characters literally none I have no idea how this book ends but considering how I feel about the characters if at the end they all die I would still feel nothing; I would prefer to continue watching Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix Genius product placement Petrik bravo Sex scenes and romance are as usual cringeworthy This seems to be GGK’s trademark it happened in Tigana too but it’s just so much worse here I really don’t like how GGK portrayed romance and sex scenes Not only they’re pointless the sex scenes are over the top and all the characters are written like a porn star with stunning sex prowess Plus the matter of instalove and what seems to be a love triangle formed between the main characters both are something that I highly dislike in the books I readGGK’s prose is beautiful and lyrical no doubt about those as I loved reading his writing especially in Tigana Here though? His writing direction felt off Prose changes to present tense for reasons I have no idea why characters POV changed within the same or the next paragraphs repeatedly making my head hurt literally hurt and also ended up making me feel so disconnected with the bookThese are all my interpretations from 60% of the book all I know is I can’t be bother to continue with this book unless I’m feeling masochist and willing to go into a reading slump As you can see from my review this book didn’t infuriate me as much as Uprooted did it’s just extremely boring with no ambulance to save me from the reading slump emergency nearby The Lions of Al Rassan is definitely not for me and I can’t recommend this to anyone If you want a fantastic historical fiction go with Bernard Cornwell; if you’re interested in giving GGK kindle Ò The Lions of Al Rassan ß Guy Gavriel Kay

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Guy Gavriel Kay ß The Lions of Al Rassan mobi N 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 beyondHauntingly 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 wor I love this book 5 Stars All the StarsIt’s a slow burn I can easily acknowledge that but the characters are intriguing from the start and Kay’s writing is just beautiful The world can be a bit confusing as well if you don’t understand the background of medieval Spain as a lot of names and history are thrown at you from the start There’s also three different religions and the strife between them is the center stage of the book; the Kindath are Jews the Jaddites are Christians and the Asharites are Muslims The religions are pretty loosely based but I think knowing that connection makes the book much easier to placeOh but this book It might be a slow burn but before you know it you can’t put it down and then tears are streaming down your face but you still can’t stop I love it I love Kay’s writing I love the emotional gut punches and the beautiful impactful scenes I love how many times I’ll reread a passage because it’s so on point I love the little touches of metaphor sprinkled throughout and how I’m still not sure I’ve caught them allI could try to write a serious review but I think Alissa's review is pretty perfectI recommend this book to everyone Go slow Enjoy it Soon you won’t be able to stop