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Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods (Marianne #2)

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When Marianne's parents died, leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother, she struggled to make her way as a student in America - and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy tale, her childhood there as distant as a dream . . . Until the Magus came to claim her, and the Black Madame to destroy her, and the Manticore to hunt her down through the st ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Ace Books
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Julie Davis
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Davis rated it liked it
I'd give this three and a half stars but, since I can't do that in Goodreads, the flaws in the writing style made me pull it down to 3 (which is still a very satisfactory rating, by the way).

As with the first book (Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore), Tepper's imaginary worlds and their connection to this novel's real world are what make the book shine. It is worth reading simply for those although I enjoyed the overall story well enough that this is probably my third or fourth time through
May 07, 2014 Dorian rated it it was ok
This second book of the Marianne trilogy just isn't as good as the first. The settings no longer hold the cameo-like perfection of the first book. Marianne - due, perhaps, to the things she herself turns out to have done - is no longer such an engaging heroine. The other characters are less clearly drawn than before. And the plot...well, it explains the ending of the first book, which was a bit out-of-the-blue-ish, and puts an actual end to the affair of Madame Delubovoska, but it has a certain ...more
Jul 08, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
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The opening chapter of this book explains the hasty ending of the previous, which is a plus. This book also has the wonderful dream worlds of the previous. The author manages to create worlds where each step follows logically from the previous one but, taken as a whole, makes no sense at all - just like a dream. She has an impressive imagination.

On the down side, this book also ends abruptly. However, the amusement provided by the momegs and, in particular, Makr Avehl's experience as Prince Char
V. Briceland
Oct 25, 2013 V. Briceland rated it it was amazing
As might be intuited by their playful alliterative titles, Sheri S. Tepper's trilogy of Marianne books—Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore, followed by Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods and Marianne, the Matchbox, and the Malachite Mouse—are light-hearted caprices. Written early in her career, they're also the shortest of Tepper's output.

Yet they're not slight in content. Tepper's heroine becomes trapped in a series of alternate, fantasy universes, each with their own oddball and i
Dec 13, 2013 Erika rated it really liked it
Very cool book. It doesn't need to be longer, because it manages to fit everything in and yet still run smoothly. I wasn't too lost for reading it without reading the first one, which was good. The momegs are cute characters. I'm going to track down the others now.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
re-read now makes more sense in context with Manticore
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Sheri Stewart Tepper is a prolific American author of science fiction, horror and mystery novels; she is particularly known as a feminist science fiction writer, often with an ecofeminist slant.

Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career (1962-1986) she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director. She has two children and is married to Gen
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