Heart-Beast

Heart Beast In the streets of the sukh Daniel Vehmund moves among snake charmers and dagger jugglers Wanted for murder he travels the world lured on by a brilliant diamond and a curse caught in the sway of ev

  • Title: Heart-Beast
  • Author: Tanith Lee
  • ISBN: 9780440214557
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the streets of the sukh, Daniel Vehmund moves among snake charmers and dagger jugglers Wanted for murder, he travels the world, lured on by a brilliant diamond and a curse, caught in the sway of every full moonOn a Mediterranean seacoast a death ship washes ashore, and the tide takes it out again, cleaned of its bloody cargoIn the frozen West, a woman, trapped inIn the streets of the sukh, Daniel Vehmund moves among snake charmers and dagger jugglers Wanted for murder, he travels the world, lured on by a brilliant diamond and a curse, caught in the sway of every full moonOn a Mediterranean seacoast a death ship washes ashore, and the tide takes it out again, cleaned of its bloody cargoIn the frozen West, a woman, trapped in a loveless marriage, receives a rare diamond from her husband It has a flaw in its center that looks almost like a wolf.Unknowingly, she awaits the beast, and will be drawn to him as he is drawn to her Until a deadly sliver of meteorite in the snow sets them both freeIn the snow covered forest the beast lifts his heavy head He kills and is unkillable He is beautiful and horrific He is the fear and the power, the envy and the magic and the desire And he has come home to claim his place at last

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    About "Tanith Lee"

    1. Tanith Lee

      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 waitress Her first short story, Eustace, was published in 1968, and her first novel for children The Dragon Hoard was published in 1971 Her career took off in 1975 with the acceptance by Daw Books USA of her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave for publication as a mass market paperback, and Lee has since maintained a prolific output in popular genre writing.Lee twice won the World Fantasy Award once in 1983 for best short fiction for The Gorgon and again in 1984 for best short fiction for Elle Est Trois La Mort She has been a Guest of Honour at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions including the Boskone XVIII in Boston, USA in 1981, the 1984 World Fantasy Convention in Ottawa, Canada, and Orbital 2008 the British National Science Fiction convention Eastercon held in London, England in March 2008 In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master of Horror.Lee was the daughter of two ballroom dancers, Bernard and Hylda Lee Despite a persistent rumour, she was not the daughter of the actor Bernard Lee who played M in the James Bond series of films of the 1960s Tanith Lee married author and artist John Kaiine in 1992.

    412 thoughts on “Heart-Beast”

    1. Heart Beast is a werewolf version of Wuthering Heightswith a shade of Gormenghast thrown in for good measure. It is not quite as good as it's influences, but it is good. The major flaw is that the female lead at times seems to be more of a symbol than a woman, though perhaps Lee does this to show aspects of the men's characters.


    2. 3.5 starsIt's hard to categorize this one - it starts as complete fantasy, then delves into a horror-fantasy type, then seems like it's edging towards a little romance before quickly running from any love interest again. Whatever hintings it seemed to take in that department fall apart swiftly, as this is not a romantic book in any form. The storys pace is slow at first, unfurling at an unrushed pace. It is not a book which is high in action or suspense, yet much happens within the pages anyway. [...]


    3. Tantih Lee justifies the existence of purple prose. She wallows in Gothic Victorian excess, and turns it into a lush sort of poetry. The book itself feels as if it could be put right beside Frankenstein and Dracula, the tone perfectly in step, the atmosphere rich if slightly more forthright than it was in the nineteenth century. It's a perfect companion to Shelley and Stoker, weaving werewolf lore seamlessly into the time period, bountiful with knowledge and appreciation with Gothic literature.I [...]


    4. This was one of the most effortlessly beautiful books I've read. A somber werewolf tale that has the dimension and gravity of an ancient legend, written in wonderfully poetic language, it's also gripping, frightening, and moment after moment hinting at vaster realities just behind the text. There is a striking visual image or turn of speech on every page. Read it in sips, because you want to savor it.


    5. This hardcover was published by Headline books UK.The story is a werewolf story perhaps adapted from "Little Red Riding Hood" as imaged by Tanith Lee.


    6. A dark fantasy, this is the tale of Daniel who is possessed by a wolf-like shape imprisoned in a diamond given to him by a strange man. Daniel, who killed his father for beating his mother, left home as his mother bade. He roams working whenever he can until he meets the stranger. In possession of the diamond he, in turn, finds himself possessed becoming a creature of the night that comes alive on the three nights of the full moon. As this beast he does not recall that he is human, killing at ra [...]


    7. Blah. Sad to say that I didn't even finish this book. I was excited to read it, thinking it was a romance novel set to the premise of a werewolf and his lover. One reviewer compared it to Wuthering Heights, so that set the expectation high. Two hundred pages in, the so-called "lovers" had not even met yet. The characters were unlikeable. They were either self-loathing, miserable, or embraced/enjoyed evil. Any romance in the book was heavily laced with antiquated, feminist loathing, in which the [...]




    8. Stephen King endorsed the entire Dell Abyss Horror line. Here is his blurb: "Thank you for introducing me to the remarkable line of novels currently being issued under Dell's Abyss imprint. I have given a great many blurbs over the last twelve years or so, but this one marks two firsts: first unsolicited blurb (I called you) and the first time I have blurbed a whole line of books. In terms of quality, production, and plain old story-telling reliability (that's the bottom line, isn't it), Dell's [...]


    9. Heart-Beast is a werewolf story, a very dark tale, full of vivid - and often horrifying - images. It is not an easy book to read. I even had a feeling that blood was dripping from its pages. Gore is actually the first word that comes to mind to describe this book. But, man, its so good.


    10. Beautiful prose, some of the time, but I'll be damned if I knew where she was headed whith that tale and what's up with all the pointless violence and hatred?







    11. I forget how much I love the atmosphere and colours of Tanith Lee, all is passion and beauty, her writing is passionate and delightful. Must remember and read more.


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