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A Song for Arbonne - Guy Gavriel Kay
A Song for Arbonne
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For the Northern mercenary called Blaise, it began with the death of a king and betrayal in the form of a peace treaty. Wandering in self-imposed exile, he would journey to the Kingdom of Arbonne, where the Court of Love made warriors bow to troubadours, and a well-sung ballad was valued as... show more
For the Northern mercenary called Blaise, it began with the death of a king and betrayal in the form of a peace treaty. Wandering in self-imposed exile, he would journey to the Kingdom of Arbonne, where the Court of Love made warriors bow to troubadours, and a well-sung ballad was valued as highly as a skillfully swung sword. But Arbonne was a troubled realm, torn by an ancient feud between its two most powerful dukes and coveted as a prize by the land in which Blaise himself had grown to manhood. And no one—except perhaps Arbonne’s goddess—could forsee that one Northern mercenary might become the key to Arbonne’s destiny....
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451458971 (0451458974)
ASIN: 451458974
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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Alissa
Alissa rated it
5.0 A Song for Arbonne
Pure poetry. A tale of undiluted love on both an epic and a personal scale. A tale of pride, regret and music. Of courtly love and the hard game of nations. Of family, hatred, war and betrayal. Of ambition and endless longing. Of the timeless seasons of one’s own homeland. A tale of men and women.Ka...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 A Song for Arbonne
Oh wow, what a story, what a book. I think this would be a book that would be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys historical fiction, not just people who enjoy fantasy (in ways it may appeal more to historical fiction fans). With a complex world, well thought out characters (could have done with a little...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
4.0
A Song for Arbonne. “Damn glad to meet you, Mr Kay. We seem to have been traveling separate avenues until now. Do you mind if I tag along for awhile?” I am giving this one a 4-Star slap on the back, admiring some fine wordsmithing and in the expectation that I will enjoy other books by GGK. I was o...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 A Song for Arbonne
I recently re-read this book as an audio on Audible.com. It was a very good performance by voice actor Euan Morton - and included singing. This book focuses on the troubadour element of culture and history shaping. Blase is the estranged son of one of the leading families of austere, God fearing la...
Merle
Merle rated it
A Song for Arbonne is a lovely book, and Kay is on his way to becoming one of my favorite fantasy authors. The book focuses on the conflict between Arbonne (inspired by Provence, with a troubadour culture and a goddess and women in some powerful positions) and northern Gorhaut (a warrior-based cultu...
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