Tanith Lee: Companions on the Road and The Winter Players

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NgI know that I liked them A plangent antasy tale strong writing and heart This book contains two short novellas that are wonderfully well developed A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family for their length Both are surprisingly good and very different as well as original Both areull of intrigue and really caught my attention uickly I have never encountered anything uite like them I thoroughly enjoyed them and would recommend them to anyone and everyone Lee is a very accomplished writer with a vivid imagination and a talent Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada for putting it into words This was a book I picked up because I had nothing else to read and I couldn t have been pleased with my accidental encounter with these two short Lee works. Nexorably half seen slipping through shadows shapes in the mind's eye three phantom ridersollowed after it across the winter blasted plainThis chilling tale of light and inescapable pursuit rises to a confrontation of ghostly powers Havor thought his story could have only one ending but the spirit world can summon Forces of Light as well as Dar.

Ption to that rule The Story The irst story is about three unlikely companions who steal a cursed chalice Their Before You fate is a harsh one but perhaps there is redemptionor one of them by the end of the long journey The other my A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 favourite is about a young priestess whoollows a thief and is caught in the web of Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, fate destined to repeat her mistakes or is she My Judgement These two stories are not your average run of the millantasy tales but instead touch on larger than life themes such as Stupid men jokes fate destiny and moral If you liked Tanith Lee s talesrom the Flat Earth then you ll probably also like these even though these have nothing directly to do with the Flat Earth setti. Worth an emperor's ransom Small wonder that Kachil common thief should covet it Or Feluce dapper arrogant climber; riches would mean much to him But why did Havor of Taon the hawk join them to carry the cursed Cup away For it was Havor who ound that the Chalice once stolen could not be lightly cast aside even in horror and despair While always

You ve probably never heard of Tanith Lee You ve definitely never heard of this book Well I m good at picking up obscure treasures at secondhand bookstoresCompanions on the Road is the story of the leader the baby the thief and the charmer and their subseuent bad luckHavor is the young but world wearied leader of the soldiers There was a sense of unfulfillment on him that twilight that had something to do with the dreariness of the coming winter but mostly with his own disillusion with the King s war which he ad ought or two yearsFeluce hi ContainsTwo NovellasCompanions On The RoadThe Winter Players Tanith Lee writes beautifully and these two stories are no exce. The siege was over The citadel of Avillis had burned burned through the night with its terrible Lord and his monstrous children in it Nothing remained now but broken walls charred stumps where trees had grown tattered lattices open to the sky But at the heart of the palace the great Cup of Avillis stood untouched pure gold crusted with jewels each.

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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 7Before becoming a full time writer Lee worked as a file clerk an assistant librarian a shop assistant and a wai