Book Reviews of The Isle of Glass (The Hound and the Falcon Trilogy, Vol 1)

The Isle of Glass (The Hound and the Falcon Trilogy, Vol 1)
The Isle of Glass - The Hound and the Falcon Trilogy, Vol 1
Author: Judith Tarr
ISBN-13: 9780812556001
ISBN-10: 0812556003
Publication Date: 7/1986
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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Great premise, but way too much explanation and dialogue written in overly florid prose. Something would be described in lots of words, and then it would just happen in a few words and you wouldn't realize something had happened until several lines later.
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Alfred of St. Ruan's Abbey is a monk and a scholar, a religious man whose vocation is beyond question. But Alfred is also, without a doubt, one of the fair folk, for though he is more than seventy years old by the Abbey's records, he seems to be only a youth.
But Alfred is drawn from the haven of his monastery into the dangerous currents of politics when an ambassador from the kingdom of Rhiyana to Richard Coeur de Leon is wounded and Alfred himself is sent to complete the mission. There he encounters the Hounds of God, who believe that the fair folk have no souls, and must be purged from the Church and from the world.