Ilario: The Lions' Eye
by Mary Gentle
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0575076607
Date: 16 November, 2006 List Price £14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Ilario is the huge new novel by Mary Gentle, acclaimed author of Ash: A Secret History and returns to the world she created for that award winning work. Ilario is set in a slightly earlier time, but is no less accomplished or richly detailed. Long awaited by fans it is released in both hard cover and trade paperback by Gollancz.
"Ilario is born hermaphrodite, a true genetic chimera. Found abandoned on the steps of a chapel of the Green Christ, in one of the minor Iberian kingdoms, on a freezing snowy night, Ilario is fostered by Federico, an impoverished Iberian nobel, who plans to gift Ilario to the king, hoping to gain favour at court..."