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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Quebec edition)

Quebec edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: Alire

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (French Edition)

French edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: J’ai Lu

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (2017 France Edition)

Cover by leraf Design

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Silvenes by William A. Bazzell

Seek not, lest pride distend thy voice, to qualm With words the beating of immeasured hearts When thoughts remind of days of tranquil calm Which only thought of Silvenes imparts. Seek not, oh lowly poet, any word Of ill towards … Continue reading

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Reviews of The Lions of Al-Rassan

This page contains reviews from: Quill & Quire The Edmonton Journal The Washington Post Book World Fantasy and Science-Fiction Magazine SFX Magazine Review by Michelle Sagara (Michelle West) for Quill & Quire History sometimes seems too small a smithy for … Continue reading

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Three Glasses of Wine: The Accommodation of Culture in The Lions of Al-Rassan

by Dena Taylor This paper, by Dena Taylor, is part of an upcoming book on GGK being published by NIMROD PRESS (New Lambton, NSW, Australia) in the BABEL HANDBOOKS series. In The Lions of Al-Rassan, religion is highly politicized, with … Continue reading

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GGK’s Later Novels: The History behind the Books

This summation appears courtesy of Mary Anne Mohanraj and Christopher Cobb, and first appeared in Strange Horizons ezine. Each of Kay’s later novels is patterned after a different southern European culture and its history. The story in Tigana is modeled … Continue reading

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Reading Passage from The Lions of Al-Rassan

Passage from Chapter Five of The Lions of Al-Rassan He had lost his hat at some point, and during the period of walking north one of Garcia de Rada’s boots had split at the heel. He was, accordingly, wet at … Continue reading

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Press Release: Zwick Feeds the Lions

This press release was just issued today (January 20th 2005), first appearing in Variety Magazine. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days. Warner Bros. has attached Ed Zwick to direct period epic “The Lions of Al-Rassan,” an … Continue reading

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (U.S.A. paperback)

 US paperback edition. Artist: Mel Odom. Pub: HarperPrism. This cover also used for UK paperback

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Cover of The Lions of Al Rassan (UK edition)

2012 UK edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: Voyager  

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (UK hardback edition)

 UK hardback edition. Artist: John Howe. Pub: HarperCollins

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Cover of Lions of Al Rassan (Spanish edition)

2009 Spanish paperback edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: La FactorÍa de Ideas  

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Cover of The Lions of Al Rassan (Russian edition)

Russian paperback edition. Artist: Steve Yull.  Pub: Sekachyov/Eksmo  

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Cover of Lions of Al-Rassan (Portuguese edition)

 2009 Portuguese edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Quebecois edition)

Quebec edition. Artist: Guy England. Pub: Alire

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (German edition)

German paperback edition. Artist: Gino d’Achille/Xing-Art.  Pub: Heyne Verlag

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (French edition)

French hardback, full wrap cover. Artwork is a triple montage of a detail from the Madinat al-Zahra, one from the Villa Della Torre, and an illustration from an 11th century illuminted manuscript. Pub: l’Atalante

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (UK paperback reissue)

2001 UK paperback edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan  Artist: Bill Gregory Pub: Earthlight  

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Croation edition)

 Croatian edition. Artwork: stained glass by Igor Kordey, and sand by Mario Jurjeviê. Pub: Algoritam

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GGK’s note

This one is a shame, actually. A clever and creative publisher (Neven Anticevic, of Algoritam) had two artists do this, one working on the desert lion, the other on the stained glass inset. The clash of cultures is brilliantly evoked … Continue reading

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Canadian hardback)

 Canadian hardback edition.  Artist: Gerard Gauci.  Pub: Viking/Penguin

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Canadian paperback)

Canadian trade paperback edition.  Artist: Cathy MacLean. Pub: Penguin Canada.  

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Cover of Lions of Al-Rassan (New Canadian)

Pub: Penguin Cover Design: Lisa Jager

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Cover Art for The Lions of Al-Rassan

Bright Weavings: The Worlds of Guy Gavriel Kay – Cover Art for The Lions of Al-Rassan   The Lions of Al-Rassan was first published in 1995. It has since been translated into many languages. Many foreign language editions used the … Continue reading

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Cover of Lions (American Trade Paperback)

2005 US trade paperback edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan  Artist: Cathy MacLean Pub: Harper Collins  

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