Night's Master (Tales from the Flat Earth Series #1)

Night's Master (Tales from the Flat Earth Series #1)

by Tanith Lee

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NIGHT'S MASTER is the first book of the stunning arabesque high fantasy series Tales from the Flat Earth, which, in the manner of The One Thousand and One Nights, portrays an ancient world in mythic grandeur via connected tales.

Long time ago when the Earth was Flat, beautiful indifferent Gods lived in the airy Upperearth realm above, curious passionate demons lived in the exotic Underearth realm below, and mortals were relegated to exist in the middle. Azhrarn, Lord of the Demons and the Darkness, was the one who ruled the Night, and many mortal lives were changed because of his cruel whimsy. And yet, Azhrarn held inside his demon heart a profound mystery which would change the very fabric of the Flat Earth forever...

Come within this ancient world of brilliant darkness and beauty, of glittering palaces and wondrous elegant beings, of cruel passions and undying love.

Discover the exotic wonder that is the Flat Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607620440
Publisher: Norilana Books
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: Tales from the Flat Earth Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Tanith Lee (1947¿2015) was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of more than 90 novels (including Wolf Tower and The Flat Earth series), 300 short stories (such as "When the Clock Strikes," from the collection Red as Blood), a children's picture book (Animal Castle), and many poems. She also wrote two episodes of the BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. Lee was married to artist and writer John Kaiine.

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Night's Master 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
WilliamPascoe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just love the way Tanith Lee writes. Her prose has a sultry, brooding quality about it and her command of the language is second to none. She manages, somehow, to introduce such sensuality into her writing. In my opinion she is a worthy successor to the greats of fantasy fiction such as HP Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. I can't get enough of her writing. This is a typical Tanith Lee offering, a series of loosely connected, fantastic tales with her trademark flourish and style.
iphigenie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a set of intertwined legends all around a trickster style entity (a demon lord), told in a style that reminds of old mythologies. It fits together and you could easily believe you are reading the mythos of a disappeared culture.A nice short book and quite enjoyable :D
Caragen87 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Old style Fantasy of the Time before Time, when the Earth was not called the Earth- but just 'The World and Everything', but all wise men knew it was, of course, Flat. There were Gods, and Demons and everything in between. And Each set had their own Master.Night's Master is a compendium of stories about the King of Demons and Desire: Azhrarn. And the games he played with Man and Elementals, games from which later civilizations would found their most powerful Fables upon.Adult Fantasy at it's best. Poetically Mythical and Measured storytelling.
silentq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The cover says "an adult fantasy" and that it is. The stories revolve around the demon of Underearth who's the prince of a city and who loves to meddle with humans. He takes an orphaned boy to raise and once the boy hits 16 years old, the demon becomes his lover. There's a woman who was disfigured as a child, then raped as a teen and who takes her revenge in epic fashion - ending as the ruler of multiple kingdoms. The tone of the book is similar to tales of the Fae, in that you have to be careful how you bargain with the demon, the price is often higher than expected, and the terms have to be very clear. And even then he'll subvert them and cast you down.
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