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Cast a Bright Shadow (Lionwolf Trilogy #1)

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From one of the foremost fantasy writers of her time, the first book of the long-awaited 'Lionwolf' trilogy The setting is a world of eternal winter, where once thrived hot climates and exotic luxury. Saphay, daughter of a subking in the more civilised west, is sent off to marry a leader of the barbaric Jafn, not realising that her own father has arranged for her to be bet ...more
Paperback, 510 pages
Published May 2005 by Tor Books (first published May 2004)
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Ана Хелс
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Добре дошли отново в приказния свят на Танит Ли, където законите на природата са всичко друго, освен познати, но звучат логично, твърде логично, интимно близки и единствено верни, звънтящи с правота, каквато не чуваме в дневния си живот. Красивият език се разстила пред подготвения за магия читател, и го отнася в свят на мъртво слънце и много диви луни, на един бог създател и хиляди богове на хората , на една заспала цивилизация и народи, живеещи за бой, лов и убийства. Една нищонезначеща принце ...more
Shane
Jan 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2008
So this was strange. I really liked it at first. The ice barbarians thing was great. I hadn't seen that done much and only Tanith Lee would take it to the next step and talk about Ice Jungles. I'm still trying to figure out how that would work because she never really described them. Guri was my favorite character but most of the other characters I didn't care about at all.

Still it kept me interested enough to read for 500 pages. So it's definitely not the Flat Earth series (one of my all time f
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Rosz
Nov 15, 2008 rated it liked it
The world Lionwolf is born into is a harsh world of winter where there are many gods. The gods of his royal mother are three - all with dual natures - and when one decides to interfere in her life, they all do.

Lionwolf himself, produced from the union of his mother and the most terrifying of her gods, has unwittingly taken some of his father’s god-substance at birth, making his father his implacable enemy. He grows up as a god-child, invulnerable and unsympathetic to human frailties, including
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Antony
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
The first book of Tanith Lee's that didn't grab me. The beginning hooked me with the description of a world encased in ice and its dramatic action scene, but soon the story meandered into confusion and, with a few exceptions (like the introduction of Chillel, which evoked memories of the Flat Earth series), the writing was not at the level I am used to from Lee.

Even in other books where the plot loses steam, I am so enthralled by her writing that I don't mind just going with the narrative. This
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Marjanne Overpelt
niet goed genoeg om snel uit te lezen. maar te goed om weg te leggen.
Thomas Ireland
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
The made up language gets a little tedious after a while. Not sure I will read the other two books any time soon.
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Tanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories. She also wrote 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 wai
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