Alamut Summary
Judith Tarr

Everything you need to understand or teach Alamut by Judith Tarr.

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Alamut Summary

The themes in Alamut are multiple but unobtrusive. Along with much medieval fantasy, it has a theme of oaths and promises. The emphasis is on the costs they extract rather than on the wickedness of breaking oaths. Aidan keeps both his oaths, to confront the Assassins and then to come back and swear fealty to the young King of Jerusalem, but the way is difficult. Morgiana, who is both his antagonist and his...

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