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The Dagger and the Cross (Alamut #2)

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The inevitable clash between Christian and Saracen in the holy city of Jerusalem becomes a personal war between two immortal lovers as religious fanatics and political ambition conspire to thwart an act of conciliation that would unite two opposing faiths. Set in the alternate, magical 12th-century world of Tarr's `Hound and Falcon' series, this sequel to Alamut, featuring ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Spectra (first published January 1st 1991)
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This sequel to Alamut picks up the story of Prince Aiden and Morgiana the Assassin 10 years after the end of the first novel. It is set in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem during the reign of Guy de Lusignan and offers a vivid and rich description of what life might have been like for the European nobility trying to cling to their Kingdom under the Muslim onslaughts led by Saladin.

This book focuses on the intrigues that destroy the wedding of Prince Aiden and Morgiana as well as introducing som
Talamut was an enjoyable, if very long, historical-fantasy read. The problem with this sequel is Tarr's need to generate conflict in Morgiana and Aidan's relationship. At the point of the two coming from two different sides of The Crusade without any compromise of belief, love cannot survive and the relationship would naturally end. Enter Joanna. Anything else makes both characters seem vapid and weak. Alas, this is precisely what doesn't happen in this story of TrueLoveTM. Then, of course, the ...more
The sequel to Alamut, and just as good. In fact, I get the sense that these were just one long book, cut in half.
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Having read Alumet several years ago and loved it.I wasn't sure she could do it again,but I was just as enthralled and couldn't put it down.Historically interesting with the fantasy.Love it
I loved this series as a teenager. Reading it again as an adult, however, was a major let down. I had forgotten how angsty it is. I used to think Aidan was so swoonworthy. Now i just want to slap him around. What a jerk!
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This was actually a re-read. It was interesting to see what happened to the characters from Alamut and The Hound and the Falcon trilogy, but not all that exciting or satisfying.
Didn't like it as much as Alamut but interesting nevertheless.
Not as good as Alamut, but not bad.
Fantastic follow-up to "Alamut."
conclusion of Alamut
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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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