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Meredith Ann Pierce

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Meredith Ann Pierce is the author of a number of acclaimed fantasy novels. She received both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Florida and an M.L.S. from Florida State University, and spends her days as a librarian. By night, she writes. Her hobbies include composing music and playing the vis mere harp. She lives in the woods south of Micanopy, Florida, in a house powered by solar energy vis mindre


Værker af Meredith Ann Pierce

Den sorte engel (1982) 1,290 eksemplarer
Hjælperne (1984) 782 eksemplarer
Perlen (1990) 641 eksemplarer
Ildbringerens fødsel (1985) 504 eksemplarer
Den gyldne hjort (1985) 355 eksemplarer
Ildvogternes land (1993) 276 eksemplarer
The Darkangel Trilogy (1982) 275 eksemplarer
Søn af sommerstjerner (1996) 252 eksemplarer
Waters Luminous and Deep (2004) 127 eksemplarer
The Firebringer Trilogy (2003) 91 eksemplarer
Where the Wild Geese Go (1988) 19 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Ildfugle: en antologi af fantasy og science fiction (2003) — Bidragyder — 818 eksemplarer
Four From the Witch World (1989) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer

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When her mistress is captured by the vampiric darkangel, Aeriel journeys across the terraformed lunar landscape to find a way to kill the monster -- even as she begins to question whether she really wants to destroy him. The Darkangel is a jumble of "Beauty and the Beast," Jane Eyre, and A Horse and His Boy. At it worst, its impersonal, fable-like tone reads like the boring sections of Patricia A. McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. At the book's best, though, the sparsely noted details come across as fabulously strange: Aeriel weaves robes for the darkangel's dessicated wives out of her emotions ("At first she could find only pity to spin for them -- a coarse, dull thread" [38]) and the darkangel alleviates his crushing boredom by torturing bats ("He had broken only one of its wings and was tossing it into the air to watch it flutter back to earth in a frantic spiral" [41]). Unfortunately, the bright bits are outweighed by the tedium, and the monster's inevitable transformation only made me miss the monster.… (mere)
proustbot | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jun 19, 2023 |
I cried when I finished this trilogy-wonderful author.
Harks | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2022 |
A little dissapointing, but still a good read. It started out really slow and I was able to predict the ending by the middle, but the ending was still really well written and entertaining so I'll still be reading the rest of the series.
brittaniethekid | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jul 7, 2022 |
How to make justice to a book that blew you away when you first read it?

Ariel is accompanying her mistress-Edouin up on the mountain to gather some flowers. Then suddenly Edouin is snatched and abducted by a winged creature.

Horrified she runs to tell everyone that Edouin has been kidnapped.

But no one believes her Except for a strange blind old woman who tells her the creature she saw was a vampyre and that he kidnapped Edouin to become his "wife" wich essentially means to steal her soul

Ariel decides if no one will try to save Edouin its up to her to do it.Even if she is a lowly slave girl.

So she goes up the mountain and waits for the vampyre to come back.

He does and takes her back to his castle to be handmaiden to his "wives" other young women he has taken.

They are little more than wraiths though after he has stolen their souls so Aeriel cant tell wich one of them is Eoduin.

To keep the vampyre complacent she begins to tell him tales and she also cares for his beasts,hideous creatures wich are kept starved to better guard his castle.

But she discovers the time is approaching when he needs to steal his final bride and take his wives souls to his mother.And then not only his wives will be lost...the last of the vampyres humanity will be destroyed too.

Aeriel doesnt know what she can do.Only that she has to do something

When I first found this book I was take away by the story.It didnt hurt either that the cover was done by the amazingKinuko Y. Craft

The author somehow manages to blend the story of Bluebeard,Beauty and the beast(altough the vampyre is beautiful,he is still a monster)and the storytelling of Szcherezade into one story.

And its a coming of age tale too.

At times its quite a surreal read,and I think the best comparision I could make is call its a surreal fairytale.

But I think the sheer originality of the story and the world its set in elevates the book from more more straightly written books.

Her "vampyre" is quite different from the norm too they have wings like angels

“They were jet, those wings, as deep as the sky, as black as Eoduin's hair—no, blacker, for they were dull, unoiled. They gave off no sheen in the light, no gleam to the eye. They drank up the light and diminished it: they were wings of pure shadow”

Thats a good example of the poetic and evocative prose.

I am glad that I found this one. It has been a re-read for me since the age of 14.

… (mere)
Litrvixen | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jun 23, 2022 |



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