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Lucien is a vibrancer of the Church of Ixmarity, dedicated since childhood to an enslaved life of religious dance. . . until he meets Jeopardy. Cleo is a child-bride of a poisoner, until one of Jeopardy's offspring is brought to her home for disposal and she falls in love with both the child and his father. . . Jeopardy. Delilah is orphaned when a berserker named Trajan at ...more
Paperback, 566 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Stark House Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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Kristen
Jan 26, 2017 Kristen rated it really liked it
Though I didn't find it as compelling as Storm Constantine's Wraeththu books, Sign for the Sacred is a memorable novel about journeys, power, and perception. A couple of the storylines were slow at times, but I did enjoy reading Lucien's story since it revealed more about the central figure, the prophet Resenance Jeopardy.

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Mizuki
Mar 24, 2013 Mizuki added it
Shelves: do-not-finish
I tried reading this book long ago, but couldn't finish it.T_T
D
Jan 20, 2013 D rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, challenge, fantasy
You know how you read a Storm Constantine book and you go 'Where the fuck is this going?' but then she ties it all up in the end and it's perfect. Well, this novel is like that.

So we get a bunch of characters who don't know each other looking for a (probably) mad prophet, Resenence Jeopardy. I read half of this book when I was a sophomore at uni (it was one of those things. I had a row with the person I borrowed the book from and had to give it back before I finished the thing) and back then I r
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maha
Oct 06, 2012 maha rated it liked it
قرأتها في مراهقتي.. كان وقتها الغريب يجذبني.. لأن العالم والبشر وعلاقاتهم ببعض مجهولين بعض الشيء
كذلك المقدس أو صناعة القدسية في عالم خيالي


تبدل ذوقي ولم اعد استسيغ من الخيال الا المؤصل في الحقيقة، أو الذي يرى السحر في الواقع (مثلا، يحر اليس في فلم tideland


الشخصية الأساسية للرجل المتحجب الذي يخلع عبائته ليرقص، ما زالت عالقة بذهني
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Storm Constantine (b. 1956) is a British science fiction and fantasy author, primarily known for her Wraeththu series.

Since the late 1980s she has written more than 20 novels, plus several non-fiction books. She is featured in the Goth Bible and is often included in discussions of alternative sexuality and gender in science fiction and fantasy; many of her novels include same-sex relationships or
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