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He is the heir of Avaryan, the emperor foretold, the Sword of the Sun; he will bring all the world under his sway, cast down the darkness and found an imperishable empire.

Beautiful beyond the wildest dreams, Elian of Han-Gilen was the scandal of the Hundred Realms. Skilled in combat and desired by men, she spurned all in her dedication to a mighty oath.

For her heart belong
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Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published January 15th 1989 by Tor Books (first published June 1987)
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Kat  Hooper
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The Lady of Han-Gilen is the second novel in Judith Tarr’s AVARYAN saga. In the first book, The Hall of the Mountain King, we met Mirain, supposedly the son of the sun god Avaryan and a human princess. Mirain appeared in Ianon, where his grandfather rules, became his heir, and fought for control of the kingdom. The story wasn’t particul
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The Lady of Han-Gilen is the second novel in Judith Tarr’s AVARYAN saga. In the first book, The Hall of the Mountain King, we met Mirain, supposedly the son of the sun god Avaryan and a human princess. Mirain appeared in Ianon, where his grandfather rules, became his heir, and fought for control of the kingdom. The story wasn’t particularly original, but I enjoyed Tarr’s style and Jonathan Davis’s audio performance.

This second installment, which can stand alone fairly well, takes place several y
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Elian is princess of a mighty kingdom, with many royal suitors. But she will not consent to marry any of them, and when she begins to fall in love with one, she flees. Her foster-brother has raised an army and begun creating an empire, and she goes to serve him. Even as she and Mirain (son of the Sun-god, a mortal man sent by his father to bring all to the light) conquer kingdoms, she battles with her tangled feelings of love, loyalty, and a fierce desire to be free above all other consideration ...more
Chris
Fantasy world, book two of a trilogy. Good vs. Evil, woman bucking against class, gender & her destiny, grand love story, magic & battles to boot. Maybe a little pride & prejudice thrown in for good measure.
Mely
Wow, is Elian more passive than I'd remembered.
Helen
better than part one, as friend promised
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Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from 1988-1992, and taught at the
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