ALAMUT Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 1990
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From Library Journal
Prince Aidan, the half-elven son of the Rhiyanan king, travels to the Holy Land in seach of adventure, only to discover himself locked in a deadly vendetta against the legendary Assassins and their most powerful weapon--a creature as immortal and seductive as himself. 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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Years later I could remember the plot, the color of the cover and elements of the graphical layout of the cover but had forgotten the author or the title. It took me a bit of sleuthing, but thanks to persistence and my degree (by then) in library and information science I tracked it down in a database and had the joy of rediscovering it.
Judith Tarr, in Alamut, created a world in which the boundary between historical events and magic was very thin, and handled the characters beautifully. This book was wonderful to rediscover, and I highly recommend it to fans of historical fantasy. I give it five stars for being one of those stories that embedded itself into my consciousness and never let go.