Guy Gavriel Kay
TIGANA: THE ESCAPE THAT BRINGS YOU HOME
The grief and rage of Brandin the Tyrant when his son fell in battle by the River Deisa were terrible in their consequences, his revenge relentless and anhiilating. Valentin's bright province was no more. Its songs were unheard, its books and art destroyed, its cities razed, and worse: its very name obliterated from the minds of men.
In this time of oppression and darkness, when the once-proud Peninsula of the Palm lay helplessly under the yoke of warring invaders from east and west, there seemed only one faint hope of freedom left, one pathway back to vanished glory. And it was now that Devin the singer heard the lost song of Avalle of the Towers and so took the path he had not known was his.
Great deeds were done then, in peril and love and pride, from the Festival of Vines to the dark mysteries of the Ember Nights, by a small band of men and women in pursuit of a dream and the lost brightness of a name. Only a few though, terribly few, with time running swiftly against them and the death-wheels of tyranny on every horizon in the land ...
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