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  • Author:
    Tanith Lee
  • ISBN:
    009951740X
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    978-0099517405
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    Arrow Bks. (September 17, 1987)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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Tales of the Flat Earth: Book One. Tanith Lee. Night’s Master. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real people, or events, is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form.

Night's Master is a 1978 fantasy novel by British writer Tanith Lee, the first in the Tales from the Flat Earth series. It has been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, German and Spanish

Night's Master is a 1978 fantasy novel by British writer Tanith Lee, the first in the Tales from the Flat Earth series. It has been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, German and Spanish. It was published with illustrations by George Barr in 1978 and by Alicia Austin in 1985. It was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979. Azhrarn, Prince of Demons, falls in love with the mortal boy Sivesh and raises him in Azhrarn's kingdom, the Underearth

Tanith Lee's 1971 debut was the children's book The Dragon Hoard; her .

Tanith Lee's 1971 debut was the children's book The Dragon Hoard; her first adult book was The Birthgrave in 1975. 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.

Tanith Lee’s Night’s Master, the first of her FLAT EARTH series, is a collection of connected stories set in Lee’s unique world. The first story recounts Azhrarn’s discovery and love for the human child he finds

Tanith Lee’s Night’s Master, the first of her FLAT EARTH series, is a collection of connected stories set in Lee’s unique world. The first story recounts Azhrarn’s discovery and love for the human child he finds. Each of the following tales is related, perhaps by a character, an object, or a theme.

A recognized master fantasist, Tanith Lee has won numerous awards for her craft . view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

A recognized master fantasist, Tanith Lee has won numerous awards for her craft, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror. Rediscover her classic.

NIGHT'S MASTER is the first book of the stunning arabesque high fantasy series "Tales from the Flat Earth," which, in. .

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. Tanith Lee at her best offers the madly inventive with poetic, lyrical prose, sensuous and lush: Night's Master, the first in her "Flat Earth" series is one of her best, a dark fantasy with a fairy.

About Night’s Master. A recognized master fantasist, Tanith Lee has won numerous awards for her craft, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror. Rediscover her classic, most popular fantasy series, Tales from the Flat Earth, where demons and gods grant wonders and wreak havoc. Visit the Upperearth, where dwell the gods; the Underearth, the realm of nightmarish demons; the Innerearth, domain of the dead; and the Flat Earth itself, the home of mortals

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, and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror.

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Iaiastta
The world is flat. The plane above is the domain of the gods, serene, self-contained and indifferent to the cosmos beyond. Below is the underworld, where the demonkind sport and plot their mischief, from the petty pranks of the imps to the refined cruelties and pleasures of the demon princes. In between is the mortal world, home to humankind and playground of the demons.

Among the most powerful of the demon princes is Azhrarn, Night's Master, who hunts the dreams of mortals and makes of them nightmares, and who sojourens to the mortal plane in the form of eagle, wolf, or itinerent beggar in his quest for diversion. After the manner of an Olympian of myth, he is ruled by whim, capable of saving an infant and raising him as a beloved plaything, then arranging a horrific fate when his ward rejects him to return to the mortal world, and inadvertantly sowing the seeds of his own possible doom.

After the manner of Ovid's Metamorphasis, In a series of successive, interconnected stories that span thousands of years in this world, Azhran is if not the main character, the only one who consistantly appears, and who acts as the catylist. The reader will swiftly fall in love with the lush, decadant, gothic atmosphere and the characters who make their way through it.

A blind bard with the power to know the history of any object he touches thus falls in love with an imperiled woman and vows to rescue her before they even meet. A tyrant is punished for his hubris. A deformed witch seeks dark powers as a means of revenge on the world that shunned her. Siblings that are one soul in two bodies, separated even before birth, struggle to find and complete each other.

But it is Azhran who appears again and again, and it is Lee's spot-on characterization that makes readers believe that the same being who views humanity as his playthings would, in the end, risk his own existance to save the world from a threat he himself inadvertently created.

On a side-note, I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, and Susan Duerden's performance perfectly suited the tale.
Boraston
It was a good story written as a mythos in the vein of Edith Hamilton's Mythology as opposed to a novel or standard narrative. This means that it is more a loosely connected bunch of stories that tend to have a meaning, but some are much better than others. If you are looking for a page turner this won't be your cup of tea but if you enjoy exploring new and different kinds of worlds, then you should check this book out
Vathennece
There are no words, and my mastery of language is insufficient to describe the beauty of the writings of Tanith Lee. In "Night's Master", the first of a trilogy, the reader is introduced to the Flat Earth, Azhrarn, prince of the Vazdru, and Sivesh. First you will find out how a mortal pays the price for betraying the demon that loves him, then you will follow that demon as he treads the world and experiences the world of mortals whilst toying with them... and learning about himself.
The stories are ornate, robust, and complex. Lee makes the entranced reader feel all of the subtle, and not-so-subtle emotions of the characters. This is one of the very, very few books that can pull the reader to a greater realm where they can learn more about even themselves.
IWAS
I use this novel as a textbook in a course called "Sympathy for the Devil" (4 fantasy novels, all by women, featuring supernatural male protagonists who are all defined as "devils" in some sense). This book is actually more of a collection of interrelated stories than a novel. It is meant to seem both ancient and timeless, and has an "Arabian Nights" feel. Every story includes a lesson, and the climax of the plot is both logical and unexpected. Tanith Lee's jewelled language perfectly suits the subject-matter. There are 2 versions that I know of: an out-of-print paperback from DAW Books, and a larger, more expensive paperback from Norilana Books, with a cover designed by the author's artist husband. (The Norilana book is more attractive, but the DAW cover is delightfully cheesy.)
Togar
Somewhere back in the late '70s or very early '80s, I first read "Nights"s Master". I was in my teens and thought I was so very aware of the world. I loved the book then, I now realize how young and innocent I was. But that is a good thing! Upon reading it again, 30 something years later, I found a richer, more wonderful story. Suffice it to say, the book I read then, and the book I read this last week were, while exactly the same words in the same order, not the same story. An excellent read!
Kit
Some of these tales remind me of Navajo stories of Coyote the Trickster. However, as I recall most or all of the Coyote tales taught some sort of lesson. Except for the final story about Hate the stories in this book seem to be just capricious and mean.

Probably my least favorite Sword & Laser book so far.
Llanonte
Once in a very great while, we encounter a perfect book. Tanith Lee's NIGHT'S MASTER is just such a work. I won't say "I wish I could give it ten stars" because in truth, Lee's collection of interwoven short stories rises well above the conventional star system. Flat Earth is a place where imagination is completely set free. Engaging, passionate, sensual, and cruel; with surprising and fulfilling moments of true heroism. Told with prose that reads like poetry. I could keep raving about it, but really, YOU should be reading the story instead. Get a copy of this book. You won't regret it.