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A song for Arbonne

Guy Gavriel Kay

A song for Arbonne

by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Published by Penguin in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGuy Gavriel Kay.
The Physical Object
Pagination513 p. :
Number of Pages513
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21600592M
ISBN 100140290931
OCLC/WorldCa43466017

A Song For Arbonne () About book: Review: 11th July I've reviewed A Song for Arbonne before, but it was hardly adequate, and I need to review it again for it to count for my "read my own height in books" challenge, and I've come to like it so very much more since the first time I read I pointed out before, I'm aware that technically this book is part of Guy Gavriel Kay's. A Song for Arbonne. Written by Guy Gavriel Kay Review by Viviane Crystal. In this novel celebrating the troubadour era of medieval Europe, Arbonne is a land dedicated to the female goddess Rian and a Court of Love. Romantic, chivalric lyrics are the tools which transform the relationships of knights and fair maidens, royal or otherwise.

A Song for Arbonne is another jewel in his crown, I think. It is his version of Medieval France, starting 23 years before the main text as the heir to the country's throne rides out to meet with her lover, and then jumping ahead to tell of the subsequent feud between her husband and lover, interweaving this with religious intolerance and /5(86). A Song for Arbonne (Book): Kay, Guy Gavriel: Blaise of Gorhaut is a warrior. He fought for king and country until the king died with an arrow in his eye at the battle of Iersen Bridge and a dishonorable treaty ceded a good part of his country to foreign lands. He has broken relations with his father, advisor to the king of Gorhaut, and abandoned the use of his family name.

Covering exactly the same thematic territory as Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Last Light of the Sun (and seemingly every other Kay book), honor, loyalty, fate, upholding virtue—the classic tropes of myth—likewise fill A Song for Arbonne. To this Kay adds focus on one additional theme: feminine virtue. Arbonne ruled by women and watched over by a female god and clergy, . A Song for Arbonne is another jewel in his crown, I think. It is his version of Medieval France, starting 23 years before the main text as the heir to the country's throne rides out to meet with her lover, and then jumping ahead to tell of the subsequent feud between her husband and lover, interweaving this with religious intolerance and /5(72).


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A Song For Arbonne is a lyrical portrayal of one tumultuous year in Arbonne, as its peace-loving people aristocracy, mercenaries, troubadours, priests and priestesses deal with the threat of invasion from their war-hungry neighbors to the north/5.

A Song for Arbonne is another jewel in his crown, I think. It is his version of Medieval France, starting 23 years before the main text as the heir to the country's throne rides out to meet with her lover, and then jumping ahead to tell of the subsequent feud between her husband and lover, interweaving this with religious intolerance and /5().

Praise for A Song for Arbonne “One of those books you wish would never end. A thoughtful, literate adventure filled with rich details and vivid characters, high drama and graceful prose.”—San Francisco Chronicle “For anyone who appreciates that rarest of literary treasures: the ideal novel.”—Charles de Lint/5(13).

A Song for Arbonne - Kindle edition by Kay, Guy Gavriel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Song for Arbonne/5().

About A Song for Arbonne. From the critically-acclaimed author of The Fionavar Tapestry comes an epic fantasy novel of love, both courtly and forbidden, and two kingdoms endlessly opposed Blaise of Gorhaut is a warrior.

Kay's latest is very much in the vein of his well-received Tigana (): an exhilarating epic fantasy based loosely on medieval history. Tigana was an imaginary kingdom analogous to Italy; Arbonne bears a similar resemblance to 12th-century Provence.

But Kay is less interested in re-creating history than in playing the changes on the epic themes of love, war, and destiny. for A Song for Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay. Set in the fantasy land of Arbonne, a sun-kissed fertile kingdom of paganistic, matriarchal religion, the plot of the book is based on an old secret, firmly rooted in the history of Arbonne, dealing with courtly love.5/5(5).

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A song for Arbonne. [Guy Gavriel Kay] -- Blaise of Gorhaut is a warrior. He fought for king and country until the king died with an arrow in his eye at the battle of Iersen Bridge and a dishonorable treaty ceded a good part of his country. While I’m reading, usually, I am the book, there’s no line between the book and me.

With A Song For Arbonne, this time, that trance state never happened—I was always enjoying it well enough. Get this from a library. A song for Arbonne. [Guy Gavriel Kay] -- "Based on the troubadour culture that rose in Provence during the High Middle Ages, this panoramic, absorbing novel beautifully creates an alternate version of the medieval world.

The matriarchal. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay. Characters Anselme of Cauvas – greatest troubadour Book Reviews. From Publishers Weekly Based on the troubadour culture that rose in Provence during the High Middle Ages, this panoramic, absorbing novel beautifully creates an alternate version of the medieval world.

As in Tigana, it is a world with. Song for Arbonne is one of Guy Gavriel Kay’s earlier novels. Much like his later ones (Lions of Al-Rassan, Sarantine Mosaic, Children of Earth and Sky), it was inspired by a real historical era – this time, we’re transported to the lavender fields of medieval Provence, with its Courts of Love, sophisticated troubadours, and a gracious queen.

Free download or read online A Song for Arbonne pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Guy Gavriel Kay. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fantasy, fiction story are. The book has been awarded with, and /5. I have no way to adequately express the delight I experienced while reading A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay.

From the first page to the last, it was a book that made me remember how exciting, how entertaining reading can be, how one story can deliver all the adventure, romance and intrigue that have been missing from my recent reading in an intelligent, captivating way. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay.

Based on the troubadour culture that rose in Provence during the High Middle Ages, this panoramic, absorbing novel beautifully creates an alternate version of the medieval world.

The matriarchal, cultured land of Arbonne is rent by a feud between its two most powerful dukes, the noble troubador Bertran de.

Now, my other thoughts. This is the delights of re-reading after years. First it was a shock. I got A Song for Arbonne and Tigana mixed up.

Here I was saying that ASfA was my favourite GGK book (thinking in my head of the story of Tigana, then I start reading it and realize my mistake. *sigh* the memory is just not what it was.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. A song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay; 15 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Crusades, Fiction, Middle Ages.

Check out this great listen on A two-time winner of the Aurora Award, best-selling author Guy Gavriel Kay crafts fantastic tales relished by fans worldwide. Here, the lands of Arbonne and Gorhaut are on the verge of an all-consuming conflict.

When a. Because though Kay is capable of crafting jewels (see Tigana), A Song for Arbonne finishes as just a piece of costume jewellery.

At first, I thought the problems would be overcome; that the extremely slow start to the book (about half its length) was necessary world-building and characterisation for an eventual payoff/5(45).

A Song for Arbonne certainly best represents Guy Gavriel Kay himself, since it is with Arbonne, after The Fionavar Tapestry and Tigana, that the transition is most manifest. To start with, there is no magic in A Song for Arbonne and this reflects a neat evolution towards the representation of reality.

A Song for Arbonne was first published in Kirkus reviews described it as “One of the most impressive fantasies in a long time exhilarating, complex and compelling.” In A Song for Arbonne, GGK went further still into the field he has made his own – historical fantasy.

Arbonne tells a tale of art, courtly love and religious warfare.A Song for Arbonne Guy Gavriel Kay, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $20 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. Buy this book.