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The Dagger and the Cross (Alamut #2)

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In the years before the Third Crusade, Price Aidan of Rhiyana goes to the Holy Land. The younger of twin sons born of a mortal king and an Elven woman, he is heir to magic and said to be the finest Christian knight alive. Yet he pledges his heart to immortal Lady Morgiana, a steadfast Muslim and assassin. Sequel to Alamut.
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Spectra (first published January 1st 1991)
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Alissa
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A child was a wonderful, terrible thing. Born of one’s blood and bone, but grown apart from them.
Debbie
Jul 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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Maureen
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
Jessica
Feb 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The sequel to Alamut, and just as good. In fact, I get the sense that these were just one long book, cut in half.
Amy
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

I enjoy books by Judith Tarr. These have held up very well over time, as enjoyable today as when I first read them years ago.
Elana
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love all this author has to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1This author brings the reader on a jour ...more
Chu
Dec 20, 2014 rated it did not like 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!
Maya Morikawa
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
History and Fantasy

History and Fantasy

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
Tiaret
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Didn't like it as much as Alamut but interesting nevertheless.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
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.
Helen
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
conclusion of Alamut
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This is a sequel to Alamut, which I really enjoyed. This was good, but not great - seemed to ramble.
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Not as good as Alamut, but not bad.
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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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