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S.T. Gibson

Forfatter af A Dowry of Blood

8+ Værker 1,316 Medlemmer 40 Anmeldelser


Værker af S.T. Gibson

A Dowry of Blood (2021) 1,021 eksemplarer
An Education in Malice (2024) 158 eksemplarer
Evocation (2024) 80 eksemplarer
Robbergirl (2019) 38 eksemplarer
UNTITLED DOWRY OF BLOOD 2 (2024) 7 eksemplarer
Odd Spirits (2018) 5 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror (2018) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Les Petites Morts (2023) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Gibson, S.T.
Juridisk navn
Gibson, Saint
20th Century
University of North Carolina at Asheville
literary agent
Tara Gilbert
Kort biografi
Saint is a literary agent, author, and village wise woman in training. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the theological studies program at Princeton Seminary, she currently lives in Boston with her partner, spoiled Persian cat, and vintage blazer collection. She is represented by Tara Gilbert of the Jennifer De Chiara literary agency.



4.5 stars. Probably the best vampire fiction I've read since Anne Rice, or Stoker himself, hands down.
escapinginpaper | 29 andre anmeldelser | May 18, 2024 |
"I was tired of being your Mary Magdalene. I was tired of waiting expectantly at your tomb every night for you to rise and bring light into my world once again. I was tired of groveling on my knees and washing blood off your heels with my hair and tears."

i'm only taking a half star away bc the epilogue felt out of place, like an ao3 addition to an otherwise perfect story.
bisexuality | 29 andre anmeldelser | May 9, 2024 |
When I saw that S. T. Gibson was releasing a Dark Academia retelling of Carmilla I was all in. A Dowry of Blood was one of my favorite books of 2021 with it gothic prose and deep queer relationships, I read it on a red eye flight I really should have been sleeping on and was unable to put it down. So understandably I was trilled to see S. T. Gibson going back to Vampires, but this time with a Dark Academia setting of a girls college.

When you first step into the world of An Education in Malice it is through Laura Sheridan's eyes. She is well read, but very in-experienced in almost every aspect of life. However she has a hunger and drive that push her towards greatness in both her art and in life. On the other side of this tale, our second POV, is Carmilla. Carmilla has experienced more then her young age lets on and has traveled across oceans in pursuit of her art, she desires youth, passion, and perfection above all else. On the first day of classes they are thrust into an academia rivalry by their enigmatic and intense poetry professor, De Lafonatine.

The world that you fall into reading this book seems at first glance smaller and more tame then it should be based on the subject matter being Vampires, however as you dig into the world you see the secrets hidden around each corner and the steps each woman is taking to protect her own secrets. The world flushes out to be gritty, gothic, and overflowing with lust and temptation as each woman struggles with opening themselves to the strange and wonderful relationship they have built together.

S. T, Gibson again created a gothic queer masterpiece that I want to live in, a retelling that only added to the original, and overall a work nothing short of magical.

I would recommend this book to you if you adore:
- Vampires
- Queer Stories
- Dark Academia
- Gothic Lit
- Poetry
- Slow building dark and deadly worlds

This is one that will be on my most recommenced list for years to come.

I received an advance review copy of this book and I am leaving this review voluntarily and all thoughts and opinions are wholly my own and unbiased.
… (mere)
LadyRamakin | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
Rounding up a 2.5 to be a bit kinder.

Okay so… This book is a mess. Technically speaking, it’s a joke. The prose is loquacious and eye-roll inducing, the characters are dumb as rocks, and the historicity terrible.

But… it did end up being very enjoyable. It’s pulpy, sexy, and just straight up fun. Its terribleness became part of it all—you just couldn’t look away. I enjoyed the plot too, which made the second half so much better than the first, which was just jaw-droppingly bad. Once we started to flesh out the harem, so to speak, it reminded me of the best parts of the Anne Rice novels. Smart, sexy creator keeps everyone hostage by his abuse. We must escape!

So… what went wrong? First, the author has close to no sense of what life was like in the past and the mental framework of it. Centuries change and yet close to nothing does for our characters. We hit the 20th century and our characters still ride in carriages, wear their hair long, and somehow exist in a world where the second world war never occurred. There’s not one instance of language barriers either, and we’re just expected to believe they can all carry on for 500 years moving constantly just speaking English or whatever, despite the fact all the characters are from all over the continent. All of this creates massive plot holes, but I guess the audience for this doesn’t care?

Basically, for a novel wanting to explore sexuality, abuse, and romantic partnerships with a group of immortal vampires the story needed another 300 pages, minimum. It’s a great premise squandered on hackneyed set-dressing and (I’m guessing) the promise of TikTok engagement. Just a tragedy all around.

Despite all of this, I’d honestly still recommend it to others wanting read a stupid, sexy bisexual vampire story. Like, It was hot: we even get an Anais Nin and Henry Miller cameo, which *chef kiss*. It verged on the comic always but there are seeds for thought, and I do believe we will get a better brooding, sexy vampire story that can deliver on the fronts this novel attempted to.
… (mere)
Eavans | 29 andre anmeldelser | Mar 4, 2024 |



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