Alamut

Alamut

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by Judith Tarr
     
 

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A knight from across the sea, a beleaguered kingdom, a spirit of fire with a deadly secret.

For close to a hundred years the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem has stood with its thin line of fortresses against the combined power of the world of Islam. Now the Sultan Saladin has declared war against the young Leper King.

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A knight from across the sea, a beleaguered kingdom, a spirit of fire with a deadly secret.

For close to a hundred years the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem has stood with its thin line of fortresses against the combined power of the world of Islam. Now the Sultan Saladin has declared war against the young Leper King.

Not all the inhabitants of this embattled country are firmly established on one side or the other. One such family, half Frank, half Saracen, stands on the boundary between the two worlds and faiths.

Into that family comes Prince Aidan, son of a mortal king and an immortal enchantress. He journeys into the East for love of a kinsman and the lure of adventure, and stays for grief and mortal vengeance.

Morgiana is neither human nor mortal. She is the Slave of Alamut: the Master of the Assassins’ most deadly weapon. She knows little of gentleness and nothing of love—until she meets the prince from across the sea. But he has sworn to destroy her.

Set in the world of the award-winning series, The Hound and the Falcon.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
From the stronghold of Saladin to the court of the leper king in Jerusalem, Tarr's latest novel (set in the same universe as "The Hound and the Falcon" trilogy) captures the intensity and the sensuality, as well as the stark reality, of the medieval world. This compelling work from an excellent historical fantasist is highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012409515
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
09/09/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
665,917
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Tarr is the author of over three dozen novels, including World Fantasy Award nominee, LORD OF THE TWO LANDS, and several novels of the Crusades. She holds a PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale, and lives near Tucson, Arizona, where she raises and trains Lipizzan horses.

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Alamut 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nhaile More than 1 year ago
Elves, Sidhe, Immortals - however you name them, Judith Tarr spins an excellent tale with them at the center. Historical allusions from the times of the Crusades, the lives of Muslims and Christians intertwine. Throw in a dash of magic, an incredibly beautiful afrit assassin, and an unearthly prince of the sidhe, and an tumultuous yet entirely engaging story of love, war and intolerance emerges.