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Lords of Dyscrasia (Dyscrasia Fiction)

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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  30 reviews
ForeWord Clarion Review raves: 5/5 Stars “…Outside of the works of Poe and Lovecraft, there are few, if any, novels comparable to [Lords of Dyscrasia]…Beowulf comes to mind both for its epic quality and bloody action...The pace is nearly breathless...Lindberg, who also created more than fifty illustrations and the cover for this book, makes the majority of current popular ...more
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Published (first published July 12th 2011)
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Bob Milne
I don't generally read a lot of small-press or self-published books, but when one snags my attention, I'm more than willing to give it a shot. Lords of Dyscrasia is one of those books where everything fell into place - the cover caught my eye; the review blurb comparing it to "the works of Poe and Lovecraft" made me curious; and the concept of infected bloodlines, diseased souls, and necromancy assured it a spot on my shelf.

Stylistically, this was a very interesting read, with a mix of high fant
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Rebecca
Lords of Dyscrasia reads like a descent into a mania induced visionary night terror. Superficially presented under the 'Sword and Sorcery' umbrella fans of the genre will be taken on a gloriously twisted ride. Whilst the main narrative is one of traditionally breathless action, the underlying psychological back-drop weaves it's way into the reader's imagination. It is a novel that will stay with you, whether you like it or not.
The landscape created for you to endure along with the characters is
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DC
Aug 09, 2012 DC rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of gore, dark fantasy enthusiasts
"Just be mindful to sacrifice your dark emotions whence you arrive. Your soul will pale. The hue of your memories will desaturate. You will be cleansed. Protected."

This is a story of a man who worked to free himself from a lineage of bondage. He starts with simply denying the Rite of Inheritance of his forefathers, and soon finds himself undead and clothed in the skin of his enemies.

For this is the land of the Lords of Dyscrasia, a land where blood and ichor color the landscape.

Reanimation, spec
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Janet E.
Lords of Dyscrasia: Darkly bold and literate fantasy -1st in a series

S.E. Lindberg leads us on an amazing adventure into character and danger with his first in a series, "Lords of Dyscrasia." Lindberg's work is dark, violent; sometimes beautiful, sometimes lyrical; always thoughtfully written. For an emerging writer, Lindberg takes many chances, and almost always succeeds. He is a more thoughtful writer than many, exploring the psyches of humans and their gods. Lindberg is a chemist, and in this
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David Hunter
This book is terrible, dreadful and awful in the positive senses of those words. Strange and strangely compelling, it doesn't flinch from the most grotesque imaginings and yet manages to couple them with a weird beauty, sometimes of phrase (though at times the phrasing seems to feel somehow inapposite, it's quite possible that this is deliberate), other times of description. It reminds me in some ways of some of the wilder works of M. John Harrison, just as bizarre, not really with the consiste ...more
Katy
Jun 13, 2012 Katy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of dark high fantasy who enjoy complex, sweeping plots
Recommended to Katy by: LibraryThing member giveaways
Book Info: Genre: Dark High Fantasy Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received a free ebook copy of this text from the LibraryThing Members Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Dyscrasia plagues the insectan elders of the Underworld. Desperate to save them from extinction, the golem Doctor Grave infuses the soul of his dying Queen into the blood of a human artisan, Lord Ante Lysis. Her soul passes through Ante's blood into his offspring, thus the Lysis bloodline carries th
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Barbara Foster
****Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads****
**Keep this hidden from your little ones**

Sadly I made the mistake a picking this up and starting to read while my kids were up. I quite honestly did not want to put it down! Its not often I cook with a book in front of my face LOL. Characters are very strong and well developed. The horror and action are never ending,and keep the pages eagerly turning. Not sure if my brain remembered to keep my eyes blinking. The illustrations withi
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Chris
This book has some curious ideas and strong characterization. The main characters go through many trials and the will of their souls are challanged on every page. The loss that the main characters go through is heartbreakening and yet they carry on. The last 30 pages were harder to read through and I almost gave up but I skipped over a couple of pages so that I would not miss the ending. If Lindberg could shorten the book a lttle then the story would be tighter and feel less sometimes like a lon ...more
Athena (Shardbearer)

WOOHOO! So excited to read these. Thank you S.E. Lindberg for sending a free copy for review.




Nicholas
I really, really did not like this book at all. My apologies to the author, who obviously, worked very hard on it. He did create a world completely unlike anything you have ever read about and kudos to him for that. However, it was an extremely arduous read. Another review said it's very confusing in the beginning, but stated that it was much easier the farther you got into it. I have to respectfully disagree with that statement. The whole book, to me, was confusing and just felt rushed. Maybe t ...more
Jojo
The book revolves around the characters: Doctor Grave, Crypia, Endenken, and Dey. Endenken seeks revenge, Doctor Grave dreams of restoring what was lost, Crypia wants to live, and Dey is running away from his past. In a world of disease, monsters, and danger, will the passions and desires that drive them be enough to help them survive?

A very well done book by S.E. Lindberg! From the beginning, we are treated to vivid descriptions of the carnage and ruin created by the disease, dyscrasia. Don't e
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Gigi Frost
Lindberg depicts an intensely savage and volatile world within the pages of Dyscrasia. It is a persistent plague that invades the blood and changes the human genome forever. Doctor Grave desperately seeks to save the long bloodline of his sick queen.

"The lifeless embryos exhibit the disease explicitly. The stillborn mutants present eldritch traits, all unique and terrible. Beaks and downy feathers adorn the avian ones. Translucent, soft-shell exoskeletons wrap the invertebrate insectan type, whi
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Valentina
This is an unusual book. It is a mixture of fantasy, horror, and adventure that defies true classification. Now, it is not for everyone, since it does have many grotesque images and scenes, but if that doesn’t bother you, then it might be something for you to pick up.
What I enjoyed most was the atmosphere. There is a really gritty, violent mood to the pages that had me really captivated. It is completely different from anything I’ve read. Yes, sometimes the violent images seem enhanced more for
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Melissa Bryan
What a book…if you like dark fantasy and horror you have to read this book. I would call it “Splatter punk” I don’t know if that term is still used anymore but it is what came to mind while I was reading this book…blood, guts, rape, cannibalism, incest, necrophilia, feeding on carrion, torture, and much much more.

Mr. Lindberg has written a well constructed story line one that I enjoyed and not one that I have read before. The book was disturbing at times which I don’t mind but I do not like to r
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Greg
There is much that I like about Lords of Dyscrasia. For one thing, I like the author's illustrations, which have a dark and brooding quality to them that matches the narrative. The cover illustration is spectacular in colour and I wonder how some of the book's other illustrations would look this way too (I'm presuming they are all grey-scale versions of original colour works). I also like the appendices, which I didn't realise existed until I came to the end of the book (I read a PDF of the prin ...more
Imagereader
Tired of cookie cutter formulaic dark fantasy? Need a jolt of distubia? Then this book is for you.
First off this story is dark fantasy not contemporary hide it from the kids dark but deeply planned out epic dark fantasy. The plot is intricate and once you get going you'll start to see the how intricate the connections between the characters and themes are woven together. The author manages to blend artistic theory, tools, & techniques with theology and family history to build one of the mos
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Connie
I received this book free from the Goodreads First Reads. Thanks. This is not the kind of book I usually read. It reminded me of an H. P. Lovecraft alternate universe. It was not what I expected. The storey moves along like a lookey loo on the freeway the first 20 or so pages. Then after the basic storey line is started it moves back up to freeway speeds. This book is NOT for children. After the first 20 pages i began to accept the darkness of the storey and the world the characters live in. The ...more
Sherri
If you like horror, fantasy and mythology, this is your book! I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. It was a little slow – and at times a little confusing – toward the beginning, but the story picked up by the second chapter and delivered everything I wanted in a horror story: decapitation, disembowelment, cannibalism, castration (my personal favorite), rape, incest, mythological Gods, insects, birds…the list goes on. It was very disturbing, but that’s what I like. I want a story that shocks the c ...more
Amber Ivers
I was pleasantly shocked by the story. If you are looking for something different to read, I suggest that you pick this book up. It is gory and I winced a few times but it was definitely different. I enjoyed the way that the story glued together at the end. Sometimes, destiny happens no matter how hard you try to avoid it.

There are several key characters that come into play in this story. I felt for one of of the characters because, no matter how hard he tried, he still messed everything up.
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Johnny
Lords of Dyscrasia is unlike anything I've read and is why it took some time to build an interest to read it being that content is rather foreign to me. The beginning was confusing but the more I read the more the story became clear. Once I reached chapter two I could not put the book down. The book is very graphic and the author paints a vivid image of many brutal fight scenes which are very gory to say the least. To my surprise I absolutely enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more fro ...more
Seth
Very engaging book. If you like horror/fantasy I recommend this book. If you're not, I still recommend this book. It'll make you a fan of this genre.
Nicki
Review to come! :)
Barbara Huskey
I won this from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

This book was very well written. The author has quite an imagination and an impressive vocabulary. However, it was far too dark and violent for me to finish reading it. I tried, but it is just not my cup of tea. It sort of reminded me of a mix of the movies The Crow, Ghost Rider and Hellraiser, only much more detailed, explicit, graphic, gory and way darker.

I am giving it 3 stars because it's not the author's fault that I just don't enjoy this p
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Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I won this novel on member librarything giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

I tried on multiple occasions to get into this book. I tried one more time last night and couldn't do it. The setup is interesting but the dialogue is stilted, stiff, and formal in a way that makes it hard to follow. There are many characters, and I didn't find myself bonding to any one of them.

I liked the idea of dyscrasia and how this awful disease/virus? might affect the existence of several species, but overa
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Stephanie
I received this book free from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!


I just really did not like this book. It was unique and like nothing I have ever read before, though I hope I never do again. I'm sorry for the author, but I really did not enjoy this book at all.
Linda
Nov 20, 2011 Linda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adult horror si-fi
Shelves: first-read
A novel not designed for the faint of heart. A total disease of not only body fluids but of the soul.For the author to enhance the novel S.E. Lindberg has added the most incredible art. Just in case your imagination is on vacation.
Samantha Williams
I am ashamed to admit that I did that thing I very rarely do....I gave up on this book.

Personally I really couldn't get into it...I got a third of the way through and I still didn't really know what was going on.

Elysse
the idea behind this book is great; however the delivery left much to be desired. confusing, rambling, and at time just plain boring- are only a few things that can be said about this sub par story.
Jessica
This book was a bit hard for me to get into because I don't read these kinds of books. It was alright though.
Yy
Oct 31, 2011 Yy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I won this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Thanks.
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S.E. Lindberg resides near Cincinnati, Ohio working as a microscopist, employing his skills as a scientist and artist to understand the manufacturing of products analogous to medieval paints. Two decades of practicing chemistry, combined with a passion for the Sword and Sorcery genre, spurred him to write Lords of Dyscrasia, a graphic adventure fictionalizing the alchemical humors. Spawn of Dyscra ...more
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