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A Song for Arbonne
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Crown Pub
Publication date January 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780517593127
ISBN-10 0517593122
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Canada
Original list price $20.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Facing conquest by the neighboring Gorhaut--ruled by a dour, crusading, misogynist lord--the men and women of Arbonne find that their fates lie in the hands of a rough-hewn mercenary captain. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A song for Arbonne is one of those rare novels that creates an entire world of its own, one which enfolds and enthralls us so strongly that we close its pages with a pang of regret. It is the finest novel so far from Guy Gavriel Kay, who has received international acclaim for his Fionavar Tapestry trilogy and the epic Tigana. The novel draws its ambience and inspiration from the sensuous culture of medieval Provence - the land of the troubadours and the courts of love.
Arbonne is a sun-blessed country of vineyards and olive trees, and the home of a passionate, goddess-centered culture. To the north is Gorhaut, a dour Kingdom of warriors led by a cruel, misogynistic lord who sees Arbonne as ripe for the taking. One man is caught between the two: Blaise, a rough-hewn northern mercenary who serves, bemusedly, in the courts of the south.
When the invaders sweep down from the mountains, the men and women of Arbonne face their darkest hour: They find the power of love and poetry tested against the might of fire and sword. And Blaise discovers that the fate of courtly Arbonne may lie in his rugged hands.
This is a dazzling imaginary history peopled with a vibrant array of characters, from the sardonic Blaise to the haughty queen of the Court of Love, to a beautiful minstrel girl whose life is forever changed by a chance encounter in a tavern. In the richness and complexity of its setting, A Song for Arbonne calls to mind The Name of the Rose; in its passion and romance, The Mists of Avalon and in its pace and sweep, such classic adventures as Ivanhoe or The Three Musketeers. This is storytelling at its very best, a novel to be savored and passed on with pleasure to one's fellow readers.

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Hardcover
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from Crown Pub (January 1, 1993)
9780517593127 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Facing conquest by the neighboring Gorhaut--ruled by a dour, crusading, misogynistic lord--the men and women of Arbonne find that their fates lie in the hands of a rough-hewn mercenary captain
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Roc (November 1, 2002)
9780451458971 | details & prices | 512 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Facing conquest by the neighboring Gorhaut--ruled by a dour, crusading, misogynistic lord--the men and women of Arbonne find that their fates lie in the hands of a rough-hewn mercenary captain.
Reprint edition from New Amer Library (February 1, 1994)
9780451453327 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Facing conquest by the neighboring Gorhaut--ruled by a dour, crusading, misogynistic lord--the men and women of Arbonne find that their fates lie in the hands of a rough-hewn mercenary captain

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