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Anne Perry
G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (September 1, 2000)
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Ta-Thea sat upright, the sweat cold on her skin. Moonlight poured through the long windows onto the marble floor. Ta-Thea felt a wave of shock overtake her, suffocating her breath in the desert night and making her heart pound so that for a moment she could hear nothing else.

Ta-Thea sat upright, the sweat cold on her skin. The screaming came again, then a man shouting and a clash of metal. Habi! She lunged towards the small bed.

The Face of a Stranger. A Dangerous Mourning.

Anne Perry apparently does Victorian mysteries, which I hope are a little more readable than this craptastic book was.

She was an empress-until she lost everything  . Anne Perry apparently does Victorian mysteries, which I hope are a little more readable than this craptastic book was. 500 pages of religious preaching behind a veiled, only marginally compelling fantasy backdrop. It was kind of pathetic. I can compare it to Terry Goodkind in a way, who has a pretty standard objectivist line he toes with the characters in his books.

Perry Anne - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. However, Perry fans will not be disappointed, and newcomers will be entertained by a good mystery as they enter the world of Victorian high society. Читать книгу Скачать книгу Отзывы о книге (0). Acceptable Loss. Жанр: Исторический детектив. Anne Perrys Christmas Mysteries. Жанр: Детективы: прочее.

Anne Perry (born Juliet Marion Hulme; 28 October 1938) is an English author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series. In 1954, at the age of fifteen, she was convicted of participating in the murder of her friend's mother. She changed her name after serving her five-year sentence

Her husband and beloved son assassinated, Tathea, once . Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series, the William Monk series, and the Daniel Pitt series.

Her husband and beloved son assassinated, Tathea, once Queen of Shinabar, is alone and in exile. Numbed by grief, she takes refuge in the Lost Lands, where she tries desperately to find meaning in a life that has robbed her of her family, her home, and her country. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker.

As she fights to stay alive, she finds a book whose message might tip the scales in the battle between good and evil, changing the world forever. If her life is to have meaning, Tathea will have to spread the word.

The army, the aristocracy, and the royal guard have all turned against her husband, and stained the palace with his blood. Were she an ordinary ruler, she might follow him to the grave, but Tathea is a child of the wild lands. She was an empress-until she lost everything. Now known simply as Tathea, she will wander the Lost Lands and become empowered by the teachings in a book-a book will that guide her onto a path even greater than the one she walked as a ruler.

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Exiled after her husband was assassinatged, Queen Tathea wanders in the Lost Lands, trying to find meaning after her family, home, and country were stolen from her.
  • Mettiarrb
This is one of the best books I have ever read! We need more books like Tathea that have real substance and that cause us to think.
Tathea said that the truth she brought would be a sword that would divide people. In reading the reviews on Tathea they also seem to be fairly evenly divided. I wonder if this reflects how people respond to the message of this book!
I highly recommend it!
  • Whitemaster
I have always loved Ms. Perry's Victorian mysteries. As a scifi fan, I looked forward to her first foray into new worlds. Well, this ...I hesitate to call this mishmash a novel...publication is truly terrible. It lacks everything that makes good fantasy and has everything that makes bad fantasy and pretensious religion! This abomination should have a sign on it "for Mormons only." A waste of time, a waste of money, and a waste of environmental resources.
  • Androlhala
I love Anne Perry and I am impressed with her ability to write such a book but it was not for me. Too much repetition. No plot to speak of. I read for pleasure. This was too deep for me.
  • Nalme
I was so disappointed in this book that I thought an imposter wrote it. Alas, that is not the case. If you love or even enjoy Anne Perry's historical fiction, do not read the fantasy books.
  • Gelgen
If I had known ahead of time that this was multiple sermons disguised as a fantasy, I would never have gotten this book. Just one example--a bird circles the heroine and drops a feather; she picks it up and knows at once that it is "compassion, that unconditional love through which man comes closest to God." Excuse me? A feather = compassion?? Also note that a WOMAN is picking up something that denotes the route through which MAN comes closest to God. Throughout the text, females are denigrated and diminished; in once case, when death rituals are being performed for men who lost their lives in a battle, the heroine cannot participate, because, the author writes, "Tathea was a woman, so she did not count."

I am religious, but when I pick up a fantasy or sci fi book, I'm not looking for a sermon. Even more importantly, I am not seeking a religious perspective that tells me I don't count, that I am unimportant because I'm a woman, not even once. It is obvious that Tathea WILL "count," because she is apparently the Chosen One who will bring the Book of Truth to the world.

Character development is nonexistent; all the heroes and heroines are too good to be true and lack depth, while all the bad guys are truly evil--and lack depth. I think the author intended to give the heroine depth by starting with a tragedy in her life; however, her reactions to that tragedy lack any real connection with reality. There is no real plot; the book consists of a series of Trials for the heroine and an angel who accompanies her on part of her life journey. In each trial, there is a battle--a simplistic battle, at that--between the forces of Good and Evil, and Good (our heroine, of course) wins quite easily. Too easily, really: even though the author tries to dress each trial up with descriptions of hardship, somehow they come across as very brief and surrealistic, and the healing at the end of each trial is very easy and without real thought of what the trial meant.

The author is apparently trying to proselytize her religious beliefs via science fantasy. For some, she'll be successful. However, the farther into the book I read, the more tiresome and even nauseating it became, and I finally gave up.

If you want your religion incorporated into the fantasy fiction you read, this book is for you. If, like me, you prefer to read real religious texts that discuss religious perspectives and beliefs from a nonfiction basis and, when you read fiction, simply enjoy a good story with well-developed characters and plot, then this book is NOT for you.
After reading the first couple of chapters while sitting in a second-hand book store, I bought this book. Since Anne Perry is one of my favorite authors and usually is quite good, I though I'd found a bargain. I should have read further before purchasing. It is not long before the book turns into one long sermon with a bit of "let's see what new hardship I can throw at the heroine" mixed in. It is very preachy, plodding, and dull. All the characters are one-dimensional, including Tathea. I only finished it because I hate leaving books unfinished - plus, I had a faint hope that at some point it would all come together, finally start making sense, and measure up the Anne Perry's other works. That never happened, so I felt compelled to try to persuade others to give this book a pass.