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Book Title: The Blood of Roses|
The author of the book: Tanith Lee
ISBN 13: 9780712636629
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.61 MB
Date of issue: 1990
Read full description of the books The Blood of Roses:If you are a fan of Tanith Lee, and love her writing style for its intrinsic qualities, you will very likely love this book. Personally, I very much enjoyed it, because time spent reading it was like time spent inside the author’s dream. However, I can see that the book might not be for everyone.
In a musing on the cyclical nature of things, Lee spins a fable – and then spins it again, and again, creating characters and situations which sometimes parallel each other, sometimes loop, twist, and intertwine, meeting at junctions and arcing in tangents. Time seems to come unhinged, if the reader tries to keep track of sons, daughters and incarnations in this gothic fantasy…
The imagery and symbolism take top billing over plot: vampire moths, dark angels (or demons?), human sacrifice, decadent perversions, beautiful madwomen, religious/sacrilegious rites, (were)wolves in the forest, and innocents meeting their doom… making ones way through this prose sometimes feels like pushing ones way through dusty velvet curtains, lush and redolent of exotic incense… but a bit of an effort to get through.
Read information about the authorTanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories. She also wrote four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series "Blake's 7."
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a waitress.
Her first short story, "Eustace," was published in 1968, and her first novel (for children) The Dragon Hoard was published in 1971.
Her career took off in 1975 with the acceptance by Daw Books USA of her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave for publication as a mass-market paperback, and Lee has since maintained a prolific output in popular genre writing.
Lee twice won the World Fantasy Award: once in 1983 for best short fiction for “The Gorgon” and again in 1984 for best short fiction for “Elle Est Trois (La Mort).” She has been a Guest of Honour at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions including the Boskone XVIII in Boston, USA in 1981, the 1984 World Fantasy Convention in Ottawa, Canada, and Orbital 2008 the British National Science Fiction convention (Eastercon) held in London, England in March 2008. In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master of Horror.
Lee was the daughter of two ballroom dancers, Bernard and Hylda Lee. Despite a persistent rumour, she was not the daughter of the actor Bernard Lee who played "M" in the James Bond series of films of the 1960s.
Tanith Lee married author and artist John Kaiine in 1992.
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