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The Inheritor

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

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    Something of a modern gothic horror novel, set in San Francisco

    Something of a modern gothic horror novel, set in San Francisco in the early
    1980's, it's kind of... atmospheric and weird.

    Leslie is an unwilling psychic; it's nothing she wants or can control, but
    occasionally she has had glimpses of missing/murdered people, and has
    worked with the police to help them find these people. Her day job is as a
    psychologist, and she is also the guardian for her 17-year old sister,a musical
    prodigy. Weird, unexplained things are happening, even before they move into
    a house previously owned by another psychologist psychic.

    Some modern readers may be appalled at the immorality of Leslie dumping
    boyfriend A and quickly falling into bed with boyfriend B; that's just "not done" in
    contemporary romance these days, though as a lifestyle in the 1970's and 1
    980's, really no big deal, and a younger reader might be even more interested
    in that "taste" of the period. 

    My problem is that Leslie seems too willing to bend over backwards to
    overlook the creepiness of Simon, boyfriend B; even to him having definitely
    killed a cat and perhaps even murdered a junkie prostitute in a dark ritual for
    his own gain. Oh, and he might be willing to sacrifice the little sister, too.
    While I appreciate that in the end, every human being is shown as
    redeemable, capable of being brought into the light, and Leslie and Simon
    are presented as having a HEA, in some ways, that's even worse. It's a
    spine-tingling, suitably Halloween-y story, and well-written, but the ending
    doesn't feel satisfying to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004

    A new twist

    This was the first I read in this series, an update to her earlier works about Avalon and Atlantis. To really get what's going on read Heartlight, Fall of Atlantis, and Lady of Avalon. Her concepts of reincarnation and karma continue into the modern day with this novel. It was really fascinating to see her same old characters live in the modern day with no memory of who they once were.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    A really good book...

    The Inheritor was a very well-written book in which Marion Zimmer Bradley tied in elements of fantasy, while maintaining a very modern story. This book takes place in San Francisco and has some very peculiar twists and turns that anyone is sure to enjoy.

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    Posted July 30, 2009

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