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The Blood of Roses

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In childhood something black settled on Mechail Korhlen and drank from his throat. Later somebody pitied him enough to kill his poor deformed body when he became an adult. But then he chose to return from beyond the veil to enact revenge and to follow Anjelen, ruler of the sinister monastery.
Hardcover, 678 pages
Published 1990 by Legend
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Karl
This is copy 80 of 200 signed and numbered hardcover copies published by Legend in the UK.
Althea Ann
If you are a fan of Tanith Lee, and love her writing style for its intrinsic qualities, you will very likely love this book. Personally, I very much enjoyed it, because time spent reading it was like time spent inside the author’s dream. However, I can see that the book might not be for everyone.

In a musing on the cyclical nature of things, Lee spins a fable – and then spins it again, and again, creating characters and situations which sometimes parallel each other, sometimes loop, twist, and in
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Leila Anani
Horror/Fantasy/Epic – Epic tale told in a non-narrative structure. Pagans have offered human sacrifice to a tree. Christians put a stop to it. The blood spirit of the tree possesses the last sacrifice who becomes a priest called Anjelen – the vampire antichrist masquerading as a Christian priest. Throughout the centuries he creates various offspring, Mechkail, Anillya/Nilya, Jasha, these also create aspects of themselves/offspring each vying for freedom and identity.

Themes:
• Life/Death/Rebirth
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Qylie
Years later and I still think of all the imagery... Sigh
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Tanith Lee is a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She is the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories. She has also written four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series "Blake's 7."
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a
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