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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 ForeverCome Within This Ancient World Of Brilliant Darkness And Beauty, Of Glittering Palaces And Wondrous Elegant Beings, Of Cruel Passions And Undying LoveDiscover The Exotic Wonder That Is The Flat Earth


10 thoughts on “Night's Master

  1. says:

    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestMost of the highly anticipated YA fantasy novels coming out this year have been a bust for me, and I keep getting the occasional rude comment that says something like, You re too picky mean etc Well, to that, I say, Maybe I actually know what good fantasy novels look like because I ve actually read some marvels with achingly good prose that has so much pathos it just about makes you cry Because if that s what you re looking for, Tanith Lee is that.I ve read this book before first hint that this book is good because I rarely keep or reread books once I ve finished with them and recently decided to read it again in a buddy read with my friend Elena This is classic fantasy at its best, written in a way that reminds me of the books of fairy tales and mythology I had as a kid, or of the Oz and Narnia books The world building is fresh and inventive and organic while reading this, you have to continually remind yourself that, no, this isn t a retelling She made it all up.Each chapter is a standalone story that bleeds seamlessly into the next One character connects them and that is a demon named Azhrarn who reminds me a lot of Jareth in Labyrinth in terms of his personality and abilities Azhrarn is a demon lord who resides in the Underearth Periodically, he surfaces to sow mischief or have sex with humans or both both is preferred It s easy to see him as an evil villain in the beginning, but each chapter peels another layer from this character, and by the time you get to the end of the book, you see that he is much complicated that you anticipated.I love Tanith Lee so much She is literally one of my favorite authors and I could sit here and fangirl over her for hours Her writing is gorgeous, and complex, and ornate without being flowery She writes the way I wish that I could write and I m constantly blown away by her original turns of phrases and the way she can set a mood with just a few carefully curated words All of her stories are very dark I love dark but thought provoking and interesting and original I don t think I ve ever read something by her that I didn t love It is so sad that she passed, because she was so gifted and than that, just such an interesting individual This book, and her others, are proof of that.4.5 stars


  2. says:

    What in the actual fuck did I just read Queer characters who are grooming pedophiles, women who get raped and become villains themselves only to be further punished by the narrative I just whatno


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    4.5 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Long ago, the earth was flat Humans lived on its surface while the benevolent gods who created them lived in the heavens Regretting that they had made man, the gods ignored their creation and held themselves aloof while the sorcerous demons that lived in the glowing gem encrusted city under the earth were permitted to use humans as they wished Being at the whim of cruel and impulsive demons made these times terrifying for humans Eventually hate and evil began to prevail, and earth was near death, but the gods showed no inclination to save humanity Azhrarn, Prince of Demons and Night s Master, was the proudest and most powerful demon of all When he discovered a beautiful orphaned human child and brought him to live in the underworld, the destiny of the earth was changed forever 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 Together, the stories weave a vast dark mythology covering thousands of years With vivid imagery and elegant prose, they show demons meddling in human affairs, humbling men who exalt themselves, and using magic to harness the powers of music, love, and joy as well as grief, hate, and death.Night s Master is dark, yet richly luxuriant and full of passion The writing is gorgeous There s not much that a lover of excellent fantasy could ask for, though some readers may wish for a obvious hero to love You won t find one here Instead, you ll feel the decline of civilization and the degeneration into hopelessness as a capricious demon wields magic against powerless men But because the demons admire beauty, there s also a gothic splendor that permeates the novel In many ways the setting and characters of FLAT EARTH are reminiscent of Jack Vance s DYING EARTH stories, which isn t surprising considering that Vance was one of Tanith Lee s major influences Night s Master has just been produced in audio by Audible Frontiers The narrator, Susan Duerden, did a great job with the dialogue she has a lovely resonant voice which is a good fit for this dark fairytale Unfortunately, her reading occasionally takes on a noticeable sing song quality during the narrative I hope this will not be as conspicuous in the second FLAT EARTH novel, Death s Master.More reviews of Tanith Lee s books at Fantasy Literature.


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    One night, Azhrarn Prince of Demons, one of the Lords of Darkness, took on him, for amusement, the shape of a great black eagle East and west he flew, beating with his vast wings, north and south, to the four edges of the world, for in those days the earth was flat and floated on the ocean of chaos Another one of those I m not even going to pretend to be objective about This has been one of my favorite books and favorite series ever since I first read them in the distant days of 1990 when the earth may, in fact, have been flat and was utterly transfixed by Tanith Lee s luxuriant prose and exotic settings.Not really a novel per se a series of loosely linked myths or fables in which Azhrarn Prince of Demons typically plays an instigating role, but spends most of his time in the background as humans then pick up the threads.Beautifully if obliquely erotic and ever so delicately perverse.


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    Fantasy author Tanith Lee takes inspiration from The Arabian Nights and Tales of the Dying Earth to tell a series of interconnected tales of the demon Azhrarn and the mortals with whose lives he meddles Lee uses a similar storytelling style to that of Ursula K Le Guin in A Wizard of Earthsea to give the narrative a mythical flavor Unfortunately none of the story content is than mildly interesting and much of it, including some truly bizarre sexual content, may be revolting to modern readers.


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    4.0 stars A beautifully written, original fantasy story that reads like mythology The main character, Azhrarn, is the Prince of Demons Azhrarn is extremely powerful and spends his time amusing himself, mostly by tormenting humans and creating mischief As the story progresses through a series of interlinked tales, we see Azhrarn transform from malevolent trickster to Christ like savior and then back again A very good book and certainly an excellent choice if you are looking for sonething a little different Recommended Nominee World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.


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    Maybe closer to 3.5 stars, but what the heck Did you ever read Vance s Dying Earth stories and think you know what this needs More penetration Seriously, though, this book was kind of hard for me to rate First of all, it is basically a bunch of short stories, and I am rarely impressed with short story collections To each his own and all, but I am of a novel kind of guy I will say, however, that if you like fairy tales especially darker ones then you will probably find yourself right at home here.On the other hand, the imagery that Lee presents us with is absolutely stunning Gods clothed in butterflies, beautiful demons, magic trees, flying ships made of dragon bone, other realms above the clouds, and the mouth of hate itself all populate Lee s strange, almost surreal world Many times during this book I cared less about the story and about just wanting to walk around and experience this incredible place that her intense imagination dreamed up for us.Besides that, Lee s trademark touches are here or at least what little I know about her Gender and sexuality are fluid, most beings are either breathtakingly beautiful or horrible monsters, and the world is dark dark dark.


  8. says:

    4.5 starMagnificently strange and otherworldly Feels like a weird dream from which I don t want to wake.


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    Tanith Lee is a veritable master of the macabre Her stories are stunningly lush, fever dreams of someone who loves the dark, but remembers that maybe others will not This is a book of mythology whose focus is not that of the gods or mortal heroes, but of demons Finally, when the protagonists do the terrible things our gods so often are said to have done, you understand why.CONTENT WARNING view spoiler incest, rape both statutory and graphic , death, torture, war hide spoiler


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    What demons love they slay in the end, and the gifts of demons are snares This collection of connected fable like tales all involve, to a greater or lesser extent, Azhrarn, Prince of Demons, and his trifling with, troublemaking for, and general bedeviling of humanity Themes of love, revenge, vanity and greed run through the stories, generally reinforcing the message that Demons can t be trusted, no matter how beautiful they may make themselves appear Also, crossing a demon generally does not work out well in the end Lee creates a rich, fascinating world known as the flat earth situated in times far ancient, when humanity itself was in its infancy She focuses almost exclusively on humanity s domain, as well as the underworld known as Underearth, populated by all manner of demon and devilish opulence There is scant mention of Overearth or the benevolent gods that created humanity and have since apparently largely withdrawn from human affairs.Warning though short, a few graphic rape scenes will certainly be offputting to some Thankfully, these do not dominate the narrative, though sexuality and gender in general are frequent themes.