Tigana

Paperback | May 10, 2016

byGuy Gavriel Kay

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Guy Gavriel Kay's masterful novel about the road to rebellion is an epic filled with intensely realized characters and powerful emotions. An enduring classic of Canadian literature, Tigana is a powerful exploration of memory and lost identity, tyranny and freedom.


Two rival conquerors have divided the Peninsula of the Palm. As the provinces in the peninsula were falling one by one, the sorcerer Brandin made a fateful decision, sending his beloved son to capture the last one. But when that son is killed on the battlefield, Brandin, blinded by grief, avenges his death by ruthlessly vanquishing the resistance and then cursing the people of this province with a dark sorcery--so that the very name of their home cannot be spoken or remembered. Years after that devastation, a handful of men and women set in motion a dangerous plot. Their aim: to overthrow both conquerors, and bring back to the world the lost brightness of an obliterated name--Tigana.

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Guy Gavriel Kay's masterful novel about the road to rebellion is an epic filled with intensely realized characters and powerful emotions. An enduring classic of Canadian literature, Tigana is a powerful exploration of memory and lost identity, tyranny and freedom.Two rival conquerors have divided the Peninsula of the Palm. As the provi...

GUY GAVRIEL KAY is the author of thirteen novels (most recently Children of Earth and Sky), and a book of poetry. He has written book reviews and social and political commentary for the National Post and the Globe and Mail in Canada, and The Guardian in England. Translations of his books have appeared in thirty languages and have been ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 8.3 × 5.3 × 1.7 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143194070

ISBN - 13:9780143194071

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GGK Another book from GGK that I really enjoyed. I'm not sure what is about his writing style or plotting but I was instantly hooked (much like when reading his Sarantine Mosaic books). I think a political intrigue plot, like the one in Tigana, could easily fall into a trap where everything goes too perfectly or that high risk events happen despite being planned years in advance but the pace and the twists in this book kept the pieces moving while never letting you see the whole board. I thought the characters were all very interesting and had motivations that made sense in the context of the story. GGK had already made a fan out of me but now I feel like I'm going to read everything he's published. It's impressive storytelling.
Date published: 2016-12-25

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"A novel and a world to lose yourself in.... Powerful and moving."--Toronto Star

"Thrilling, poignant.... Tigana is a name we won't forget.... A stirring adventure."--Orlando Sentinel

"Boldly complex ... generously populated, intelligently articulated."--USA Today

"Kay has done it again, only better."--The Globe and Mail