Kill the Dead
Out of the dusk he comes striding, the stranger, the man in black, inevitable as death itself: Parl Dro—Ghost Slayer.
Some have bought his services for gold, and some have blessed him for his work. But not everyone welcomes an exorcist who will remorselessly deprive them of their beloved dead.
Dro began his vocation at an early age. And now he will not be turned aside, no...more
"Tanith Lee keeps it classy" is my callow way of saying that this does not really read like a Tanith Lee novel. none of her usual writerly flourishes, no strange, ...more
This is a solid little paranormal fantasy adventure. My favorite part was the dialogue between Dro and Myler (pretty sure that's not his name but I'm too lazy to look it up and I wasn't pronouncing it right in my head anyway). It was simple and sharp and made me chuckle. Also I didn't see the twist at the end coming, though I probably could have if I'd given it thought...But I usually don't lol.
It is the tale of an Excorcist, a Killer of the Dead, who persues his task with fanatical devotion, and ultimately what that task means and how it affects the people around him. It brings interesting questions to the for; He views Ghosts as unnatural ...more
There used to be hundreds of books like this: perfectly capable and entertaining stories that were told in a couple of hundred pages and stood alone. Then publishers and authors decided that they wanted to expand their universes and deepen their characters and we got endless series' and fat tales about things that could probably be summarised in a few pages.
Some of which I love deeply, of course.
Anyway, this is a book I had been searching for for ages because I'd read an interview with Ms Lee...more
This reminds me a little of a lot of different books.
It reminds me a bit of Manly Wade Wellman's John the Balladeer series. It reminds me a bit of The Riddle Master of Hed, for some reason, though I can't quite figure out why... It reminds me (in retrospect) of (view spoiler)[ The Sixth Sense (hide spoiler)] for obvious ...more
• Nature of “self”
• Love/Hate relationship
• Family relationships
I used to absolutely love old DAW paperbacks as well as Tanith Lee, and recently I've wanted to ...more
The other narrative focalizer is an abused musician named Myal, who finds himself wrapped up in Dro’s journey. He can be irritating but consistent in his growth and attitude, ...more
Parl Dro is a handsome ghost killer - he releases the undead who are clinging to the living and sends them to their final destination. Everything changes when Parl stops in a little town to deal with a pair of sisters, Cilny and Ciddey, one dead and one living. There his destiny is joined to the roguish ...more
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a ...more