Search Results: "Lilith Saintcrow"


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THE IRON WYRM AFFAIR by Lilith Saintcrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Intriguing but messy; two of the chief ingredients would have sufficed, four is extreme overkill."
Sorcery, steampunk, Sherlock Holmes and an alternate world: first of a series from the author of Angel Town (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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CORMORANT RUN by Lilith Saintcrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A slow start and lack of compelling characters hold this back from becoming the gripping adventure it wants to be."
A down-and-dirty caper set in a dangerous and enigmatic world. Read full book review >

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I, LILITH by Elizabeth Leonie Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1991

"Impeccable though conventional prose and potentially provocative ideas—but all undercut by flat characters and pedestrian storytelling."
A feminist reworking of the Fall, by Simpson (Notes on an Emergency, 1982), that makes the exciting and provocative sound dull and ho-hum. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF LILITH by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story."
Fallen angels battle for survival in Quiroz-Vega's (The Basement, 2013) fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE PADDOCK by Lilith Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought: a worthy companion to Jeannie Baker's Window (1991). (Picture book. 4-10)"
Explaining her eponymous metaphor for the earth as an encompassing word for land of virtually any size or condition, a well-regarded Australian author (Climb a Lonely Hill, 1970, o.p.) draws on mythic Dreamtime and on modern environmental concerns for a lyrical reprise of ``the paddock's'' history—touching on land's formation from lava and rock, early life and the age of dinosaurs, and changing continents before centering on primeval Australia and its two waves of settlers. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN by L.A. Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Wow. Gripping. But smoke Lilith? Not likely. Next: The Damned. "
Fifth in the Afro-American hip-hop Damali Richards Vampire Huntress series. Read full book review >

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THE WILD MOTHER by Elizabeth Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"Cunningham is not just jumping on the bandwagon to run with wolves; here, she gracefully blends the mythical and magical with the humane."
Cunningham (The Return of the Goddess, 1992—not reviewed) offers a contemporary feminist fairy tale in which Lilith—far from being the evil, demonized child-stealer of the Judeo-Christian tradition—proves to be the archetypal Wild Mother without whose influence the modern-day family of Adam and Eva cannot be truly human or happy. Read full book review >

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UNFORGIVEN by Lauren Kate
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Engaging enough to keep Kate's legions of fans happy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The long-standing Fallen series continues with bad boy fallen angel Cam trying to win back his lost love from ancient Israel, entering into a deal with the devil to do it. Read full book review >

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THE GERMAN DOCTOR by Lucía Puenzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A film adaptation has preceded this English translation, spoiling the novel for film festival attendees, but even for readers who haven't seen the movie, the long-portended climax is an inevitable letdown from Puenzo's chilling exploration of the banality of evil."
Puenzo's first novel to be translated into English follows Dr. Josef Mengele to Patagonia, where, in 1960, he insinuates himself into the household of an unsuspecting family. Read full book review >

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Earth: Legend of the End by Adam Hatefi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"This scanty apocalyptic tale has heroes galore but not much substance."
Legendary figures battle over the fate of the world in Hatefi's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Previously a sprightly tale-spinner, Brackston has mislaid her magic touch this time round."
Downton Abbey meets the dark arts in Brackston's (The Winter Witch, 2013, etc.) latest, which sees an aristocratic young English witch leading a fight against an evil magic order while world war looms. Read full book review >