By Guy Gavriel Kay
Based at the troubadour tradition that rose in Provence in the course of the excessive heart a while, this panoramic, soaking up novel superbly creates another model of the medieval world.
The matriarchal, cultured land of Arbonne is lease through a feud among its strongest dukes, the noble troubador Bertran de Talair and Urte de Miraval, over long-dead Aelis, lover of 1, spouse of the opposite and as soon as inheritor to the country's throne.
To the north lies militaristic Gorhaut, whose population worship the militant god Corannos and are governed by way of corrupt, womanizing King Ademar. His leader consultant, the excessive priest of Corannos, is decided to irradicate the worship of a feminine deity, whose fans stay to the south.
Into this cauldron of brewing catastrophe comes the mysterious Gorhaut mercenary Blaise, who takes provider with Bertran and averts an try out on his lifestyles. The revelation of Blaise's lineage and a declare for sanctuary through his sister-in-law units the level for a brutal conflict among the 2 cultures. Intertwined is the story of a tender lady troubadour whose position indicates the sweep of the drama to come.
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A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay