Popular fantasy author Tanith Lee is at her Gothic, haunting best, creating an atmosphere charged with horror, eroticism, and decadence.In this first volume of The Secret Books of Paradys, Lee begins the search for a demonic creature seemingly impervious to sword, conjuring, or prayer. Readers won’t want to miss number two in the series, The Book of the Beast.
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Tanith Lee is one of the leading fantasy authors working today. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections, among them the bestselling Flat Earth Series. She has won the World Fantasy Award numerous times as well as the August Derleth Award.From School Library Journal:
YA-- Three bizarre, spellbinding novellas comprise the first volume of this series. "Stained with Crimson" is an erotic, horror-filled vampire tale. In "Malice in Saffron," a young girl exacts vengeance against men as a result of being brutally raped, but then tells of her eventual redemption and horrible self-sacrifice. "Empires of Azure" is a grim tale of death and sorcery. The unifying element is the setting: the magical French city of Paradys during the medieval era. Lee's superb imagination and her creative use of language to convey mood has generated three fantastic tales, but they are definitely not for the faint-hearted.
- Pat Royal, Crossland High School, Camp Springs, MD
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Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, London, 1988. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Peter Goodfellow (cover) (illustrator). First Edition. Jehanine: demon or saint? Her days she spent at the Nunnery of the Angel; her nights in the vicious back-streets of Paradys, wreaking revenge on men for the wrongs she had suffered at their hands.How fast does a man run when the Devil is after him? Andre St. Jean is about to find out, as a young man collapses at his feet and presses into his hand a strange scarab ring, containing the secret of life.The stranger pushed a note across the table: "In a week or less I shall be dead." In a week, he was, and most unnaturally. She found herself drawn to the house where he died, to unravel the web of mysery and horror that had been spun about him.Tales of macabre fantasy from Tanith Lee. -- First edition, 1988. Book is in brand spanking new condition; not a remaindered, library, or book club edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000295