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Download Secret Books of Venus I and II: Faces Under Water; Saint Fire ePub
  • ISBN 073940699X
  • ISBN13 978-0739406991
  • Language English
  • Author Tanith Lee
  • Publisher SFBC Science Fiction; First Edition edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Pages 426
  • Formats rtf lit docx doc
  • Category Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1765 kb
  • Size Fb2 1401 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 926

Fantasy Book Club Edition. Faces Under Water: During Carnival..six weeks of gay abandon when it's illegal to walk abroad unmasked..it's not unusual for some poor wretch to wind up drowned or murdered after a night of drunken revelry. Furian Furiano makes his living hunting the canals for these corpses, bringing them to an alchemist friend for his questionable cures and experiments. But one night, Furian happens upon a finely crafted mask floating in the murky waters..and is plunged into a bizarre tangle of love, obsession and evil. Saint Fire: As a child, she had been named by her slavemaster: Volpa, vixen, for the yellow eyes and fiery hair that made her seem the devil's own familiar. Yet through her misery and hardship, the girl dreamed only of angels. Orphanged at fourteen, she would have been brutally raped save for her holy gift incited by emotion, Volpa could call down fire. Accused of witchery before the dread Eyes and Ears of God, she is saved by the warrior-priest Cristiano who brings her to the attention of his bvenefactor, Magister Major Fra Danielus, who removes her to a convent where Volpa, now Beatifica, learns the love of worship. But there is one who is eager to see her dead, her body burnt by a fire not her own...and only Danielus can save her.

Home Tanith Lee Saint Fire (Secret Books of Venus Series). In this parallel Italy, some names are spelled phonetically

Home Tanith Lee Saint Fire (Secret Books of Venus Series). In this parallel Italy, some names are spelled phonetically. But an e at the end of a name is always sounded, (as ay to rhyme with da.

Authors: Tanith Lee. Categories: Fiction. Jurneia pressed her carmine tiger face against the looking-glass of Venus and was reflected there. The ravenous infidel. Under federal law, if you knowingly misrepresent that online material is infringing, you may be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury and civil penalties, including monetary damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. We check all files by special algorithm to prevent their re-upload.

Following Faces Under Water, Tanith Lee’s alchemical thriller series continues with a Joan of Arc–inspired novel set in an alternate medieval Venice. In Saint Fire, the second volume in the Secret Books of Venus series, Volpa is a strangely beautiful servant girl who glows with an inhuman inner flame. When her master, an abusive wood seller, is mysteriously incinerated, Volpa discovers her power of fire. Her gift is noticed by the Church leaders, who see her as a mighty weapon in their holy wars. This gripping fantasy of a mysteriously gifted Joan of Arc is stunning from beginning to end.

This fantasy murder mystery, Faces Under Water, is Book I of the Secret Books of Venus, but its plot is self-contained and complete

This fantasy murder mystery, Faces Under Water, is Book I of the Secret Books of Venus, but its plot is self-contained and complete. This is no fat fantasy; rather, it is a properly proportioned novel of somewhat more than 200 pages, a length that displays Tanith Lee's considerable gift at its finest. From Publishers Weekly. Lee (the Paradys series, et. throws more jeweled prose at the city of Venice than almost any writer since George Sand

Faces Under Water book. I will have to reread the series more carefully, but honestly couldn't wait to start Saint Fire. The writing is lyrical dark and nuanced

Faces Under Water book. This is the first book I have read by Tanith Lee, and I am generally delighted. The writing is lyrical dark and nuanced. Very happy to see she has written many books.

View all Secret Books of Venus I and II: Faces Under Water; Saint Fire pictures. Manufacturer: SFBC Science Fiction Release date: 1 November 1999 ISBN-10 : 073940699X ISBN-13: 9780739406991. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

it's not unusual for some poor wretch to wind up drowned or murdered after a night of drunken revelry

it's not unusual for some poor wretch to wind up drowned or murdered after a night of drunken revelry. Furian Furiano makes his living hunting the canals for these corpses, bringing them to an alchemist friend for his questionable cures and experiments and is plunged into a bizarre tangle of love, obsession and evil.

Tanith Lee's 1971 debut was the children's book The Dragon Hoard; her first adult book was The Birthgrave in 1975. The Secret Books of Venus I & II (1999). Lee's prolific output spans a host of different genres, including adult fantasy, children's fantasy, science fiction, horror, Gothic horror, Gothic romance, and historical fiction. Her series of interconnected tales called The Flat-Earth Cycle, beginning with Night's Master and Death's Master, is similar in scope and breadth to Jack Vance's The Dying Earth.

Following Faces Under Water, Tanith Lee’s alchemical thriller series continues with a Joan of Arc–inspired novel set in an. .

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Llallayue
Oddly enough, I had tried to read this book (which is really two books in one) years and years ago and somehow got stuck halfway through. It was discarded and forgotten, and lost. Having since read Ms. Lee's Paradys Cycle and loved it to the point of rereading it several times, I felt it was time to give its companion cycle another shot. And I feel like I must've been reading a different book long ago, because I couldn't put it down this time. Sure enough, the first book ("Faces Under Water") isn't Tanith Lee's best. It features her trademark beautiful writing, and a vivid world inhabited by colorful characters, but the story itself was rather predictable and didn't leave me gripping the pages, unable to put it down, though I did really appreciate the imagery and the parallel world. It's presented as a sort of whodunnit. (Was it Miss Scarlet, in the canal, with the mask? If so, how does one assassinate, with a mask?) The answer won't surprise you, so don't overthink it. Just sit back and enjoy the pretty writing. It wasn't until the second book ("Saint Fire") that the book roars alive. You start to appreciate all the world building that went into "Faces Under Water," because that is what allows you to really hit the ground running in the second story. The characters were more compelling to me, and I was thrilled with the final chapters, where all the viewpoints fall together like a perfectly assembled Rubik's cube into a startling and thrilling full picture. I'm very excited to move on to third and fourth books.
Linn
Great prose.