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October 15, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

Twenty years after tyrant sorcerers Brandin of Ygrath and Alberico of Barbadior conquered the nine provinces of the Peninsula of the Palma Renaissance Italy-inspired region of a world with two moonsthe once-beautiful and prosperous province of Tigana has all but been forgotten. Wiped from the world’s memory by a spell cast by Brandin in retribution for his beloved son’s death, Tigana is remembered only by the few survivors of that long-ago battle. In this high-fantasy epic, J.R.R. Tolkien disciple Guy Gavriel Kay masterfully weaves an exploration of identity and morality—both heroes and villains reside in the gray area—into the story of a rebel faction’s plot to restore their homeland to its former glory. —Megan McCluskey

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