The Hound and the Falcon

The Hound and the Falcon

by Judith Tarr
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The Hound and the Falcon by Judith Tarr

Alfred of St. Ruan's Abbey is a monk and a scholar, a religious man whose vocation is beyond question. But Alfred is also, without a doubt, one of the fair folk, for though he is more than seventy years old by the Abbey's records, he seems to be only a youth.

But Alfred is drawn from the haven of his monastery into his dangerous currents of politics when an ambassador from the kingdom of Rhiyana to Richard Coeur de Leon is wounded and Alfred himself is sent to complete the mission. There he encounters the Hounds of God, who believe that the fair folk have no souls, and must be purged from the Church and from the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312853037
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 05/28/1993
Series: Hound and Falcon Omnibus Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 837,362
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.52(d)

About the Author

Judith Tarr is the author of more than twenty widely praised novels, including The Throne of Isis, White Mare's Daughter, and Queen of Swords, as well as five previous volumes in the Avaryan Chronicles: The Hall of the Mountain King, The Lady of Han-Gilen and A Fall of Princes (collected in one volume as Avaryan Rising), Arrows of the Sun, and Spear of Heaven. A graduate of Yale and Cambridge University, Judith Tarr holds degrees in ancient and medieval history, and breeds Lipizzan horses at Dancing Horse Farm, her home in Vail, Arizona.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this series for the first time many years ago, and have re-read it so many times that my 3-in-1 hardcover is falling apart. The story draws you in immediately and doesn't let go. Alfred's struggle to accept who and what he is makes for terrific storytelling throughout the series. The historic details are fascinating and Tarr's writing really makes it come alive. Please publish in Nookbook format asap!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book for all fans of historical fantasy. It is well written and kept my interest so tightly bound I found it hard to put down. I found it just as enjoyable a read as one of the younger reviewers even though I got my Masters Degree back in the late 80's. They author doesn't talk down to the reader but still manages to convey a well written story. Most books in a series I've read have large segments of text, as much as an entire chapter, devoted to 'what went before'. This collection has very little of that, so the link between books in the collection is very smooth with minimal 'flash-back'.
vwhis More than 1 year ago
I liked Ms. Tarr's method of writing, entwining fact and fiction. The first and second books of this triolgy were really quite good although the third book, The Hounds of God, left me struggling to even finish it. I also would like to express my appreciation for publishing in one volume all 3 of the series.. No other way to get the whole story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so awesome,it was given to me from a family member and (in hardback)i loved it. I realized you have to pay close attention to it. If you do you are reading one of the best books ever! I do hope to meet Judith Tarr someday so she can sign my book. Kaylee Wilder, Kennewick, Washington Kamiakin High School.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding and will keep you spellbound.It so good you will have to read it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book captivating! It was interesting, funny, and everything else you can think of. If you're looking for a good book, this is one to buy, because it doesn't have a completely sappy ending, but it gives you this funny feeling. I just loved this book.