Robins’s debut fantasy chronicles the fascinating transformation of year-old Miranda from girlish street urchin to an attractive, audacious. Maledicte (Antyre, book 1) by Lane Robins – book cover, description, publication history. There’s not much I can say about Lane Robins, author of “Maledicte”. As far as I can tell, she doesn’t have a website or blog yet, and about all.
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Never did I feel that she was just stringing Gilly along, or toying with him. It made his death feel empty. May 15, Natalie rated it it was amazing. But might make the disappointment larger.
While some of the characters may seem familiar, they’re handled in such a way that you soon believe lanee them as real, historical figures who lived, breathed and – some of them – died ,aledicte Maledicte’s black blade.
I read the book and I agree with everything you said. Go to our library’s website www. Paperbackpages.
And what happens when, at the end of the road, the goal doesn’t justify the pain and agony it cost to get there? While the issue of gender -a woman masking herself as a man coming to think about herself as such and pronouns follow suit without losing her deeper femininity- is satisfyingly dealt with, those of love, trust, friendship and supernatural are far less convincingly dealt with.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It would certainly have explained a bit more about Maledicte’s bloody single-mindedness. All the father had done was to take his bastard son off the streets and raise him to be a nobleman. View Full Version of PW.
Maledicte (Antyre, #1) by Lane Robins
I’m glad that Lane has a website now–very nicely done btw: I personally loved Gilly’s perspective, as well as King Aris’s. But for anyone who expects this story to be all happy pappy and “dashing lanee princely figure ends up with the dark cavalier on winged vengeance”, the book might be more disappointing, because Maledicte is so much more twisty than the cover indicates.
But these characters are vividly alive through their personalities and interactions with others, so that you don’t need physical descriptors. Great bones of a world but the writing left much to be desired. And so I begin to pick my way through it. View all 3 comments.
Maledicte is always referred to as a “he” – that is the construct – and only rarely does the maleficte slip and Maledicte becomes Miranda and “she”, briefly and conflictingly. I even admired her moods and motivations.
Janus now has designs upon the throne. Truthfully, it’s difficult to discern who all of the major players are at first, since the viewpoints jump around so haphazardly in the beginning, and this could be a problem for lxne starting the book, though thankfully it gets better as the novel progresses.
I loved your review it was straight to the amazing point of the book! Robert, I found this site searching for…. To ask other readers questions about Maledicteplease sign up.
Maledicte by Lane Robins – Penguin Books Australia
On one hand it’s great fun seeing men – even the king, Aris – fall for Maledicte’s charms and want him, while we the reader know the secret; on the other it’s fascinating to likewise falls for his charms, and to think of him as an enigmatic and pretty young man with a talent for swordplay and tantrums.
Rob, thanks for stopping by! I’m absolutely intrigued with where the story left off and I absolutely cannot wait until the sequel gets here. Instead I’m just going to send out my wholeheartedly honest plea with anyone reading these words right now that you should read this book.
I quit officially, I cant make it even to the halfway page. I received this as a recommendation on GRs because of my love of historical romances and, I believe, an edgier subplot.
Again, I wasn’t convinced that this was realistic behavior. Other books in the series. Filled with treacherous intrigue, murderous intent, hope of new beginnings, and a vengeful goddess, Maledicte is riveting with an overwhelming sense of doom lurking within the shadows of Dark, seductive, surprising I find myself conflicted about Maledicte. Maledicte deftly avoids that trap, and pulls every necessary wince and gasp out of the reader as a result. It was great that she so took Maledicte’s character in herself that she was referred to using male pronouns through almost the entire novel.
I’m glad that Ms. Sure, it’s no Kushiel novel or ” The Count of Monte Cristo “, but for a debut, ” Maledicte ” is respectable and showcases potential, especially in the case of the talented, up-and-coming author Ms. But, both of them fall in love with Maledicte, even after seeing him murder people with no remorse. When the lord finds out Maledicte’s secret the stakes are even greater. With so much focus on the characters, what about the rest of the book?
It becomes increasingly easy to forget and disbelieve that Maledicte is actually Miranda. It definitely helped that while Maledicte was the major hero of the tale, there were other characters whose POVs remained vital to telling the story.
Books by Lane Robins. But it bothered me nonetheless. So if you’re looking for scheming nobility, godly possession, bloodlaced romance and gender subversive moments, Maledicte is definitely the book for you. I loved this book, and will definitely be reading more by this author.