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4.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781436244282
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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 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 2/6/2014

    " How does he do it every time??? Such amazing writing and stories!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 2/2/2014

    " This book hit my longing for something like Harry Potter-- a fantastically developed world and characters who choose to do the right thing, for love, friendship, and to rid the world of evil. Romantic and unforgettable ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raina | 2/2/2014

    " ok, slow to start and I wish I paid more attention to the first 50 pages, but I really enjoyed this book. The characters were sad and tragic but heroic and strong and who doesn't love a culture where women are actually honored? I wish there was more story between the "ending" and the epilogue, but..whatever,still liked it.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ivoonaa | 1/31/2014

    " my mother urged me to read this book since it was her favorite guy gavriel kay book. it took me a few years to force myself to read it. finally, i started reading it but didn't feel like reading it so i left it on a shelf collecting dust. after two months i picked it up again. well, when i finished reading, i was left kind of disappointed. it could have been an ok 'love vs. war' story but the plot was too stretched and sloppy. until the last few pages, almost nothing happened so i must say it was a little boring. but the most disappointing fact was that the plot reminded me of kay's other books. oh well mom, thanks for the recommendation but you are one big romantic... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/27/2014

    " This is the first book I ever read by Kay and its probably the first book I remember reading that left me disappointed that it was over. I wanted it to go on and on. I am now a big fan and can't wait to read everything else he's written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Diana | 1/21/2014

    " The book starts a little slow and may lose people at first. However, you need to keep reading as it is still a fantastic book by the highly underrated Kay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/21/2014

    " One of my top 10 favorites. This deserves a 6. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doruk | 1/20/2014

    " Not as good as the other Kay books I read. Based on medieval France I think. Characters not as memorable and story was pretty average. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gray Robertson | 1/14/2014

    " I have now read this numerous times and always enjoy it, definitely one of my all time favourite books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 1/3/2014

    " Why Kay could write the very lovely trilogy and then continue to dish out frustrating narratives with simplistic themes and de-evolved characters I don't know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayelet | 1/2/2014

    " I usually have issues with Guy Gavriel Kay endings but this is a pretty good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/18/2013

    " Historic fantasy at that. I won't say much, but not many books inspire me to write lengthy poetry at 2:30 am. But, the reason I did not give this 5 stars is that I had a bit of difficulty getting into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginevra | 2/7/2013

    " I've read this book at least three times. Probably more - and it's on my shelf to read again. Soon. Need I say more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sera Lewis | 11/19/2012

    " Reading a well-crafted gem like this one after the pile of dreck I've been slogging through was all the sweeter in comparison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/16/2012

    " Intensely romantic, in the most courtly of ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevin Sandlin | 5/16/2012

    " Took awhile to get into it, but by the end I was completely engrossed with this tale inspired by medieval Provence and troubadours. Magical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry | 5/21/2011

    " Two nations in conflict, highly political with manipulative characters and a tidy little twist at the end of the tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia | 5/10/2011

    " Love Kay's writing style, but the plot/characters didn't stick with me the way Tigana did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " One of my favorite fantasy authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 4/10/2011

    " This book hit my longing for something like Harry Potter-- a fantastically developed world and characters who choose to do the right thing, for love, friendship, and to rid the world of evil. Romantic and unforgettable ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 2/3/2011

    " How does he do it every time??? Such amazing writing and stories!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/19/2011

    " A great fantasy book, but the ending tied up a lot of loose ends a little too neatly. It's great to have a happy ending, but a little mystery is never a bad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerr | 1/11/2011

    " An excellent book related to the history of troubadors and Eleanor of Aquitane (who is my grand grandmother, actually). A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 1/3/2011

    " I enjoyed this one, too.
    It's a little darker than some of the other worlds Kay has created, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 16 or 17. But it's Kay, so of course I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/28/2010

    " Another gem by G. Kay. Nothing groundbreaking here, but a solid tale of good vs. evil. "

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About the Author
Author Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of numerous novels. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in fantasy literature, as well as the World Fantasy Award in 2008. A two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and his works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

About the Narrator

Euan Morton is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo. His performance earned him many accolades, including nominations for a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Other theater credits include The Silent Treatment at London’s Finborough Theatre, Brundibar at the New Victory Theater, and Measure for Pleasure at the Public Theater.