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Ilana C. Myer

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Ilana C. Myer has written for the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and the Huffington Post. Previously she was a freelance journalist in Jerusalem. She lives in New York City.

Fire Dance, the sequel to Last Song Before Night, will be released in April 2018.

Last Song Before Night is a standalone novel, but there IS a sequel (two actually!) forthcoming. Details here:

UPDATE MAY 2018: Yes, there will be a sequel to FIRE DANCE. Details here:

Average rating: 3.47 · 1,393 ratings · 338 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Last Song Before Night

3.42 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Fire Dance

3.64 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Poet King

4.02 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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First Review of Fire Dance

Publishers Weekly has rolled out the first review of Fire Dance: "Forbidden enchantments and hidden machinations fill this well-plotted dark fantasy...Subtle cultural elements are reminiscent of the medieval Arab world. Fans of epic fantasy and court intrigue will enjoy following the characters as they discover pieces of the truth."

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Last Song Before Night Fire Dance The Poet King
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Ilana’s Recent Updates

Ilana C. Myer is now friends with Harry Rubenstein
Ilana C. Myer and 6 other people liked Ben Loory's review of The Uninvited:
The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle
"I've always loved the movie, but somehow it never occurred to me to read the book before? Anyway, surprise surprise, the book is great! It's a little less atmospheric than the movie, but a lot longer--the characters are fleshed out and livelier and t" Read more of this review »
Ilana C. Myer and 6 other people liked Ben Loory's review of Vernon Subutex 1:
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes
"I thought this was just an unbelievably great book... great from the start, and then increasingly great in myriad ways as it progressed... and the finish... incredible! If it gets to the end of 2021 and I've read a better book than this, 2021 will ha" Read more of this review »
The Odyssey of Homer by Elizabeth Vandiver
" I have listened to every one of her courses (I think!). She is great. "
The Odyssey of Homer by Elizabeth Vandiver
"Listening to these 12 lectures by Elizabeth Vandiver was such a delight. Her material is perfectly organized, her presentation always absolutely clear; each lecture is full of insights and fascinating commentary that help to unlock various powerful r" Read more of this review »
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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
" I didn't know this existed! But I guess I didn't miss much. The Marvelous Land of Oz is probably the best. ...more "
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“She read books of poetry, though they had lately begun to stoke her fury. It was all very well for these poets, who wandered off to have adventures and then could string them to words, to music. Anything she might write would be formless, a creature of rage and stormcloud. No music there.”
Ilana C. Myer, Last Song Before Night

“A surface, she reflected, exists for so many reasons, concealment only one. For it may also serve to protect, from others and from oneself. And perhaps, in an unexpected twist, to protect others from oneself.”
Ilana C. Myer, Last Song Before Night

“It would occur to her later that sympathy is disarming even without surprise, but unexpected sympathy leaves no defense.”
Ilana C. Myer, Last Song Before Night


FEBRUARY FANTASY: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run off poll for February 2016's Fantasy BOTM.

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  9 votes, 11.3%

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