Tigana

  • by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 24 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 after years of 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.

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Tigana - as good today as it was in 1994

I first read this book in 1994, and still like it today as much as I did then. My reasons for liking it so much have, however, changed. I still think the main concept behind the novel, the Kingdom of Tigana deliberately wiped from everyone's mind, is excellent. Kay's world is beautifully described and conjours up wonderful images. I also think the characters are well realised. What has changed is that I now find the main character (Alessan) and his comrades a tad irritating. I want to tell them to quit moping about their loss, and get on with life! In contrast, I find the characters and the love story of Brandin and Dianora much more intriguing. Overall, even though my opinions on some aspects of the book have changed, it remains one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read.
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- Sharon

Fantastic story

Guy Gavriel Kay's head must be an interesting place! His books are always unique with fascinating stories that go to new places.

This story is difficult to describe, but a brief synopsis might help. It's a story about the suppression of an entire kingdom, so completely defeated that all knowledge of it has been magically expunged from everyone's minds. The few who do remember have a terrible, heartbreaking struggle to fight politics, magic and others' agendas to bring it back.

All his books are great. This isn't his very best - Ysabel and Lions of Al-Rassan are, IMO. Definitely worth reading.
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- Janine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio