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This review is from: The Lions of Al-Rassan (Paperback)
The Lions of Al-Rassan is a fantastic book. I just finished reading it for the third time and I still find it riveting. This book makes me cry, laugh and smile. The main character is Jehane, a Kindath doctor. She is direct, kind, and a great protagonist for the novel. The reader follows several other characters as they travel through their turbulent lives. As the novel progresses, these many characters meet and interact with Jehane. The reader watches as Jehane's people are wromgfully persecuted for no reason (much like the Jews during the Crusades), and as a holy war is brought about with the urging of a restless clergy.The Lions of Al-Rassan is a fantasy based very loosely on the Reconquista of Spain during the Middle Ages. It is a terrific book filled with nuances and intrigue, romance. excitement, and sorrow. This book is better than any movie for those with vivid imaginations.