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e-Book Vivia download

e-Book Vivia download

by Tanith Lee

ISBN: 0751521353
ISBN13: 978-0751521351
Language: English
Publisher: Little Brown Uk; New Ed edition (May 1, 2000)
Pages: 395
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1150 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Tanith Lee (19 September 1947 – 24 May 2015) was a British science fiction and fantasy writer.

Tanith Lee (19 September 1947 – 24 May 2015) was a British science fiction and fantasy writer. She wrote more than 90 novels and 300 short stories, and was the winner of multiple World Fantasy Society Derleth Awards, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror. She also wrote a children's picture book (Animal Castle), and many poems

Vivia is pure gothic decadence, in Tanith Lee’s unique style. I adore it. Tanith Lee’s prose is delectable, and I always enjoy her dark fantasy & gothic stories.

Vivia is pure gothic decadence, in Tanith Lee’s unique style.

Tanith Lee (1947-2015)Tanith Lee was born in London in 1947

Tanith Lee (1947-2015)Tanith Lee was born in London in 1947. She is the author of more than 70 novels and almost 300 short stories, and has also written radio plays for the BBC and two scripts for the cult television series Blake's 7. Her first short story, 'Eustace', was published in 1968, and her first children's novel The Dragon Hoard was published in 1971. In 1975 her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave was published to international acclaim, and Lee maintained a prolific output in popular genre writing throughout her life

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In medieval Eastern Europe, Vivia is claimed by a dark lord who weds her, seduces her, and makes her a vampire

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In medieval Eastern Europe, Vivia is claimed by a dark lord who weds her, seduces her, and makes her a vampire. Then Vivia's mentor abandons her and she is found by Zulgaris.

I thought Lee did a nice job of infusing fantasy with a bit more horror. evocative, dark fantasy. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. Vivia is among the most unsettling of Tanith Lee's novels, which is saying quite a lot if you've read her. It's a richly textured vampire novel set within a gruesome medieval realm that includes alternate versions of Vlad the Impaler (who gets impaled himself) and the Christian religion.

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Tanith Lee. More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin US. More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. History & Fiction. A recognized master fantasist, Tanith Lee has won multiple awards for her craft, including the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror. Raldnor, Storm Lord and chosen hero of the goddess Anackire, has passed into legend after bringing peace to the land of Dorthar.

Vivia, a paragon of youth and beauty, daughter of Lord Vaddix, is alienated from his brutal campaign of violence and fear. Her only solace lies in the secret cave in the bowels of the castle, known only to her and the arcane god whose shrine she believes it is. When plague enters the castle, bringing an orgy of death and destruction, Vivia seeks shelter in this seductive place. Drawn to her innocence and beauty, a presence - Zulgaris - is resurrected who claims her as his own. Wakened to the wonder of the undead, Vivia is granted the secret of eternal life, but she has been betrayed.

In medieval Eastern Europe, Vivia is claimed by a dark lord who weds her, seduces her, and makes her a vampire. Then Vivia's mentor abandons her and she is found by Zulgaris, a handsome prince. He marries her but he cannot cure her hunger for blood. Is she doomed? And what will her pregnancy mean?
Comments:
Landaron
This book is an outstanding example of Tanith Lee's writing skills and imagination. In a medieval setting, our main character, Vivia, is the teenage daughter of a cruel, uncaring, frightening father. Her mother died long ago, and that left her exposed to the brutish life in the castle with her father, his soldiers, death and war. Vivia, a pale shadow, tries to stay unnoticed Far beneath the castle in an underground cavern, however, she has found a place of refuge, as well as the ancient remains of a creature whose bones are embedded in the earthen walls. Soon her life will change drastically, and her journey will take her to new places that are strange, cruel and magical.

As with the best of Tanith Lee's stories, this one pulls you into Vivia's life. All of its unique twists and turns kept me fascinated to the very end. This is a dark but enthralling tale of a young woman's life. If you like Tanith Lee, I highly recommend this book.

FireWater
This is not my favorite of Lee's but it held my attention all he way through. Vivia is such a self-destructive being so when she finally took charge of her life I got really engaged. Then of course it fell apart.

Jek
Tanith Lee's writing, as so many others have observed, is literate, beautiful and evocative. The first 2/3 was mesmerizing but the tale unraveled in the last third. Vivia never really learns the scope and nature of her powers except accidentally; the compelling and mysterious presence who transforms her into a vampire appears only for a few pages of the narrative (leaving both the reader and Vivia unsatisfied and mystified), and the story finally peters out in the last chapter leaving more questions unanswered than not. Notwithstanding, I'm hoping hard that Ms. Lee will produce a sequel and tie up the many, many compelling loose threads she left dangling in Vivia.

Dilkree
The book arrived on time with no damage. Great price, great service awesome book.

Akir
a very dark story.....and an unusual one.

lolike
A haunting tale told in a calm, hypnotic voice.
The story is of the darkly beautiful Vivia, daughter of a feared and powerful warlord. A strange and deadly plague decimates the survivors of a bloody war, and Vivia, seeking to escape death, hides in the secret grotto deep under her father's castle. There, in the silent darkness, a presence seduces her and changes her, ensuring that Vivia's striking beauty and youth be a part of her forever. (I hesitate to say "vampire," since this was a somewhat nontraditional vampire story.)
Left alone to discover her powers on her own, Vivia hides again, and this time is found by the warrior prince, Zulgaris. An alchemist as well, Zulgaris is first drawn to Vivia's beauty but soon realizes that she harbors powers that he himself wants to make use of.
Vivia, for all of her experiences and abilities, mutely accepts everything that is done to her. Still unsure of exactly what her powers consist of (although she knows she has magic), she allows herself to be mistreated and experimented upon. The death she so feared during the plague is the death that now will never touch her. She can escape death, but not the cruelties of life. She must learn to take control of her own destiny.
*
Definitely not a tale for the timid. There is a lot of violence, and rape occurs throughout the novel. The language in some parts contains more vulgarity than is probably necessary. Tanith Lee's voice is ethereal and tells Vivia's story vividly. Tanith Lee impressively brings forth Vivia, who is detached from life and indifferent to life, although she scorns death. Vivia is not a likable character; she is cold, cruel, aloof, silent, and while not "weak," she meekly allows people to mistreat her. It was hard to accept that a person with such raw magical power (or anyone, for that matter) would simply allow herself to be so abused, and abused she is. Vivia the character, despite all that happens to her, elicits no sympathy. It's the haunting way that this story is told that redeems the book. The ending is vague and leaves room for a sequel.
For those who are Tanith Lee fans, and for those who like violent dark fantasy.

Samutilar
So this is my first Tanith Lee book, and I'm thinking I'm probably going to read another. This lady can write.
That being said, this book was good - not great - but good. Lee's very adept at creating a mood; the atmosphere of Vivia is brooding, dark, and sultry. Unfortunately, it never breaks out of those three modes, and I think it stifles the story. I personally don't mind dark books - they're okay - but there has to be some kind of brightness SOMEWHERE to offset all the negative energy.
This book never quite rose to the occasion. It maintained a dark, depressing pace, with a main character who never quite comes to understand her own worth - or depth. That's where the story falls short. You never see if the author KNOWS how to write anything other than the moody dark stuff. I like a palette - a buffet of moods, if you will - because I think it allows an author to fully flush out their characters AND explore the depths of their own writing.
So all in all, would I recommend this? Yes, I would. But there's an asterisk next to that. I'd read it, BUT . . .
Three out of five.
Happy reading.

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