Ilario: The Lion's Eye (Gollancz S.F.)
by Mary Gentle
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575080416
Date: 06 December 2007 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Mary Gentle's novel, developed from a novella originally published by PS Publishing back in 2004 - see my review of Under The Penitence.
"The prequel to Gentle's multi-award winning epic alternative history novel Ash is set 50 years earlier and tells the story of Ilario, a hermaphrodite struggling to him their place in the King's court and learn the secrets of their birth. The arrival of Ilario's mother sets off a chain of events that send Ilario felling the kingdom and heading for Carthage."