A Song for Arbonne

Product Number: EB00626466
Released: Nov 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780007352029
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Description

Based on the troubadour culture that rose in Provence during the High Middle Ages, this panoramic, absorbing novel beautifully creates an alternate version of the medieval world. The matriarchal, cultured land of Arbonne is rent by a feud between its two most powerful dukes, the noble troubador Bertran de Talair and Urte de Miraval, over long-dead aelis, lover of one, wife of the other and once heir to the country's throne. To the north lies militaristic Gorhaut, whose inhabitants worship the militant god Corannos and are ruled by corrupt, womanizing King Ademar. His chief advisor, the high priest of Corannos, is determined to irradicate the worship of a female deity, whose followers live to the south. Into this cauldron of brewing disaster comes the mysterious Gorhaut mercenary Blaise, who takes service with Bertran and averts an attempt on his life. The revelation of Blaise's lineage and a claim for sanctuary by his sister-in-law sets the stage for a brutal clash between the two cultures. Intertwined is the tale of a young woman troubadour whose role suggests the sweep of the drama to come.

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Author(s): Guy Gavriel Kay
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2011

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CD
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Author(s): Guy Gavriel Kay
Narrator(s): Euan Morton
Product Number DF125
Released: Jun 07, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449824334
eAudio
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Author(s): Guy Gavriel Kay
Narrator(s): Euan Morton
Product Number Z00225
Released: Aug 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461839927

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