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    Tanith Lee(Author)

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A recognized master fantasist, Tanith Lee has won multiple awards for her craft, including the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror.

In the land of Dorthar, the Storm Lord reigns as king.

According to law, the Storm Lord's youngest son will be the rightful heir. His queen, the cunning and ambitious Val Mara, intends her young son, Amrek, to be that heir.

But fate has other ideas. When the Storm Lord abducts a Lowlander priestess, conceives a child with her, and then dies in mysterious circumstances, the unborn baby of that union suddenly becomes the heir to a vast kingdom--a situation that Val Mara is eager to rectify.

When his mother also dies, the infant, Raldnor, must be taken far from the Storm Lord's stronghold to escape the queen's murderous wrath, forsaking all knowledge of his royal heritage.

Raldnor grows up among the people of the Plains, but he is set apart from his friends and neighbors by the mystery of his past. Meanwhile, Amrek has taken the throne as his mother intended. If Raldnor is to reclaim his destiny and defeat the usurper who has taken his place, he will have to survive trials of strength, political sabotage, and threats against his life, regaining his birthright as the true Storm Lord of Dorthar.

Praise for the Wars of Vis series: "The drive and inventiveness which made Lee's Birthgrave remarkable are in evidence in [The Storm Lord].... The unnamed world in which the story is set is as richly varied as Middle Earth." --Publishers Weekly "The language is very rich, evoking a world of almost Byzantine splendor and complications.... Lee is always a persuasive writer, and her imagination is compelling. Anackire is a cut above her usual high standard." --Locus "Fans will savor her original, and sometimes frightening, characterizations and careful world building." --Booklist "[The White Serpent] vividly displays Lee's gift for exotic, sensual fantasy." --Library Journal "Truly a feast for the senses. The lush sensuality of her prose envelops the reader in a magical ambience." --Rave Reviews"First-rate fantasy adventure.... A complex plot...peopled with Lee's unique creations and superior storytelling ability. One of the best novels of the year." --S.F. Chronicle "The Storm Lord [is] by far the best book she has written." --Science Fiction Review Monthly "An epic fantasy of immense proportions.... Suffice it to say that The Storm Lord is a book I would recommend most highly, and Tanith Lee is definitely a writer who knows her craft." --Tangent Magazine "Lee is a conscious artist, and combines her knowledge of past civilizations and literary with her interest in psychic power to produce an artistic panorama of another world not too different from ours." --Delap's F&SF Review "Both the characterizations and the action of this novel are superb." --Drexel Triangle "In terms of what it takes to make a great fantasy novel, The Storm Lord has it all. I recommend it highly." --The Diversifier "Lee has some real gifts as a writer, not least a fertile imagination for other worlds and landscapes, interesting characters and a flair for dramatic invention." --SF & Fantasy ReviewPraise for the Wars of Vis series: -The drive and inventiveness which made Lee's Birthgrave remarkable are in evidence in [The Storm Lord].... The unnamed world in which the story is set is as richly varied as Middle Earth.- --Publishers Weekly -The language is very rich, evoking a world of almost Byzantine splendor and complications.... Lee is always a persuasive writer, and her imagination is compelling. Anackire is a cut above her usual high standard.- --Locus -Fans will savor her original, and sometimes frightening, characterizations and careful world building.- --Booklist -[The White Serpent] vividly displays Lee's gift for exotic, sensual fantasy.- --Library Journal -Truly a feast for the senses. The lush sensuality of her prose envelops the reader in a magical ambience.- --Rave Reviews-First-rate fantasy adventure.... A complex plot...peopled with Lee's unique creations and superior storytelling ability. One of the best novels of the year.- --S.F. Chronicle -The Storm Lord [is] by far the best book she has written.- --Science Fiction Review Monthly -An epic fantasy of immense proportions.... Suffice it to say that The Storm Lord is a book I would recommend most highly, and Tanith Lee is definitely a writer who knows her craft.- --Tangent Magazine -Lee is a conscious artist, and combines her knowledge of past civilizations and literary with her interest in psychic power to produce an artistic panorama of another world not too different from ours.- --Delap's F&SF Review -Both the characterizations and the action of this novel are superb.- --Drexel Triangle -In terms of what it takes to make a great fantasy novel, The Storm Lord has it all. I recommend it highly.- --The Diversifier -Lee has some real gifts as a writer, not least a fertile imagination for other worlds and landscapes, interesting characters and a flair for dramatic invention.- --SF & Fantasy ReviewPraise for the Wars of Vis series:

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  • PDF | 409 pages
  • Tanith Lee(Author)
  • Daw Books (4 July 2017)
  • English
  • 4
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By Senior Citizen on 15 June 2012

    I bought this decades ago and I've always thought it was great. I even wrote Tanith Lee a fan letter - something I almost never do. It's dark and exotic, and the characters are convincingly treacherous, sensual and decadent. The language is rather heightened in a way that wouldn't really do for highbrow literature but is well matched to fantasy writing."They moved with a special,almost a specific arrogance, which pronounced them alien to this landscape far more than did their black hair and black-bronze burnish of skin."Curiously, there's little magic in it, though there are people described by others as witches, and events that seem to be magical. The intensely alien feel of the setting more than makes up for it.

  • By pat woolliss on 1 May 2013

    I bought this for my friends birthday from the internet as it is no longer available to buy in the shop


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