Night's Daughter

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  • Hardcover
  • 601 pages
  • Night's Daughter
  • Tanith Lee
  • English
  • 15 October 2018

About the Author: Tanith Lee

Tanith 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.


Night's DaughterBorn Of A Demon Lord S Whim, She Must Find Her Destiny In The World AboveTwo Vividly Imagined Volumes In One Delirium S Mistress Azhriaz, Daughter Of Night, Was The Child Of Night S Master, And He Had Hidden Her Where None Could Find Her None, That Is, But His Enemy Chuz, Who Spirited Azhriaz Away To The World AboveBut Azhrarn Would Not Easily Accept Losing That Which He Considered His, And Even Such Determined Lovers As Delusion S Master And Delirium S Mistress Could Not Long Hide From The Demon Lord S WrathNight S Sorceries While Chuz And Azhriaz Dwelt Together In The World Of Men, Their Magic Worked Strange Spells On All With Whom The Lovers And Their Pursuer Came In Contact Time Itself Was Turned Back, Wizards Found Their Most Powerful Spells Recast, And A Mere Mortal Dared To Reach As High As The Moon And The Sun

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10 thoughts on “Night's Daughter

  1. mark monday says:

    and then Night s Daughter did this and then she did that and they were strange and surreal and beautiful adventures but Night s Daughter is just less mythic and interesting than Night s Master or Death s Master or even Delusion s Master so I was a bit bored but I do remember loving that sequence at the bottom of the sea nice place to visit

  2. Herman says:

    Lords of Darkness part II Night s Daughter Before I speak on this let me recap by reposting my review of the first book Wildly inventive mythological storytelling at it s best Love the use of language it s rich texture and complex plots I knew nothing about Tanith Lee or her work, I was just pursing my friends reading lists and I just thought the title looked interesting, knowing nothingthan that I ordered the book and was surprised to find it was over 700 pages So incurious was my Lords of Darkness part II Night s Daughter Before I speak on this let me recap by reposting my review of the first book Wildly inventive mythological storytelling at it s best Love the use of language it s rich texture and complex plots I knew nothing about Tanith Lee or her work, I was just pursing my friends reading lists and I just thought the title looked interesting, knowing nothingthan that I ordered the book and was surprised to find it was over 700 pages So incurious was my initial attraction that I hadn t even looked up how long it was or what reviews it had I almost didn t read it as a result I ve often stated that I have a hundred pages rule, if the book doesn t grab me by then I set it down and start something else Well it takes awhile to get into it but I m glad I did and by the end of the first book, this is a combination of three books I was hooked So the story of Azhram was pretty good, the second one Uhlume kind of slowed down and the last one Chuz was alright, there was one part of the story which left me confused because I was expecting something amazing when Azhram and Dunizel first meet, all I can think is that that story is being held back for the next book which I plan to read Yes very intelligent book I enjoyed it Night s Daughter the continuation of these story lines was not as engrossing as the Lords of Darkness but still wildly inventive is almost a understatement and such a through and interesting mythology there was such good writing throughout the book I was often turning back pages to mark a place that was especially true or of special interest to me For example this part The atmosphere, said another, is charged as if with lightning Some event is due Should we fear Should we entreat the gods for clemency Why should we entreat them said Dathanja Because perhaps our sins have made them angry Sin, said Dathanja, does not anger the gods It is we who anger ourselves by what we do amiss When you do wrong, ask forgiveness of yourself, for it is yourself you have harmed far worse than any other man, and that in proportion to your crime Say then, said one of the debaters, I kill my own brother Surely that is a worse sin against him than against myself Not in the least, said Dathanja For, though your sin in wrenching from him his selected life is very great, he will have another life While you have sullied for yourself that life which is your own, as if you had taken up mud and slime and rubbed them into your garments, and you must live on in that muck until conclusion and rebirth Nor will you be free of the stain even then, till you have toiled and striven to cleanse it Ah Master, said the man, by these words we know, as we have been led to believe, that you are without any sin I am the most sinful among you, said Dathanja My soul is thick with the filth of foolish terrible evils The formal and elegant way of speaking I see as a trademark of Tanith Lee s work, as well as her long complex and image rich stories Death and rebirth is a theme that underlines this book as we follow Azhriaz and Chuz, who later becomes Sovaz and Oloru, who dies and are reborn as Ezail and Chavir Chuz one of the Dark lords is a central figure in this book and in a way I think the author is saying that Love is a gentler form of madness, she also has some profound observations about condition and search for life or soul and has some beautiful short stories within stories of the courtship and love of the Sun and the Moon Mystical nonsense would be one description but poetic fantasy is probably just as accurate A most thoughtful and interesting writer who has written many books and will keep me as fan and reader for many years to come When I m older still than what I am now and reading is about the only thing my body will allow me to do, I will reread this series and perhaps by then will I understand all the levels that are contained within

  3. A.F. Swinford says:

    As marvelous as the first three books of the Flat Earth series.

  4. Christa Wick says:

    This is my favorite Tanith Lee Everything about it is exquisite I was about to write well, I guess I am that I can randomly open to any page I ve read it so many times , start reading and begin crying no, I don t need meds within 10 pages but the book is actually so beautiful and painful, just thinking about it can mist me up yes, I really am sure I don t need meds It won t resonate with everyone, but it s something of a bible for those it does.

  5. Lilly says:

    I remember reading this when I was a teen and how I adored these characters The writing is a bit too descriptive some would call it purple prose nowadays but I still liked it and it didn t take away my enjoyment of the story I m not sure if it would be my cup of tea now But then people and their taste changes over time I m sure it s the same for me.

  6. jarrel burns says:

    i first read this book in high school and it hungered me for tanith lee as no other author since i am currently trying to collect the entire flat earth series and so far i have nights master which i am reading now and delusions master.

  7. Mori says:

    I cannot add an exclamation point to the five stars, alas If I only could I would make this required reading for my Folklore studentsOh wait I can Bwahhhahah

  8. Victor says:

    snore I really loved the first collection The Lords of Darkness this last collection was dull and over wrought.

  9. Mina Lumiebre says:

    I just got this today I haven t finished the first collection of course Still have a way to go on that.