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Tigana

Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
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Acclaimed author Guy Gavriel Kay has been honored with the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (Ysabel) and the International Goliardos Award for his work in fantasy. 

Eight of the nine Palm provinces of the Peninsula have been overcome by warrior sorcerers Brandin and Alberico. But the sorcerers don't know that a small band of survivors is plotting their removal. With tensions mounting, the sorcerers become increasingly at odds as each decides where his own path - and that of the land - should truly lie. 

"Brilliant. Rich in intrigue and subtlety. A gracefully plotted story. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

©1990, 1999 Guy Gavriel Kay (P)2009 Penguin Audio

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  • Diana M.
  • 31-05-2020

A little self-indulgent

GGK is a master storyteller, no doubt about that. I’ve loved his previous books, but this one put me off a little. Perhaps as the author gets older he allows himself an increasing sentimentality, emotional descriptive passages that run too long. That makes the pacing of the book seem glacially slow at times, and has caused more than one eye roll.

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  • Frances
  • 13-05-2020

Both gorgeous and gripping

This author produces some of the most beautiful prose I have ever encountered, and the delivery by Simon Vance very much does the book justice. What I found here was an expertly woven tapestry of interconnecting threads, a uniquely rendered fantasy story whose characters held me in thrall throughout, and which surprised just often enough to keep me gripped but not so often as to lose consistency and my chance to develop understanding. Absolutely sublime, from start to finish

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  • Fantast Listener
  • 19-08-2020

Guy Gavriel Kay has outdone himself. Masterpiece.

Must read/listen. A masterpiece standalone novel that will redefine for you what can be achieved in a single book.

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  • 11thman
  • 29-07-2020

Breathtaking

The author allows his tale to be told slowly allowing for a climax where all the investment into plot and the range of the multidimensional characters he has created to pay wonderful dividends. A story of identity and the damage done by revenge over love.