Lythande: The Secret of the Blue Star; the Incompetent Magician; Somebody Else's Magic; Sea Wrack; the Wandering Lute; Looking For Satan (By Vonda N. Mcintyre by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Lythande: The Secret of the Blue Star; the Incompetent Magician; Somebody Else's Magic; Sea Wrack; the Wandering Lute; Looking For Satan (By Vonda N. Mcintyre
ISBN 0722119569
  • Author:
    Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Title:
    Lythande: The Secret of the Blue Star; the Incompetent Magician; Somebody Else's Magic; Sea Wrack; the Wandering Lute; Looking For Satan (By Vonda N. Mcintyre
  • Category:
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction
  • ISBN13:
    978-0722119563
  • Publisher:
    Sphere Books; paperback / softback edition (1988)
  • Pages:
    240
  • Size PDF version
    1748 kb
  • Size FB2 version
    1510 kb
  • Size EPUB version
    1406 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    738
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Olwado
Focuses on a good character and adds to the world, pick it up
Quellik
I read this book b/c I had read about the character in a short story. I think the short story was better but this book was still good too.
nadness
Lythande is a series of stories written by Bradley both for and under the inspiration of the Thieves World series. The mysterious magician Lythande was created as one of the sorcerers in the original Thieves World cast of characters. She is a mysterious entity, committed to the cause of order and doomed to never reveal her identity as a woman.

Essentially, Bradley only contributed to the first volume of Thieves World, but the Lythande character lived on after that introduction. This volume contains not only the story from Volume 1 but also contains stories pubished elsewhere as stand alone fantasy stories. The last short story in the collection, "Satan", is actually written by Vonda N. Mcintyre for Thieves World and uses the Lythande character.

For established MZB fans, the forewords she wrote for each story are almost as good to read as the stories themselves. These are almost little essays that explain the evolution of Lythande and summarize Bradley's thinking on issues as diverse as feminism, mediocrity and humor.

If you are a fan of Thieves World, but are not familiar with Bradley, these stories should serve as a good introduction to her work. If you have read neither Thieves World nor any other Bradley, then I would begin elsewhere-- either with Volume 1 or with the Darkover series, respectively. These are enjoyable stories, but they do not really compare to the major body of work associated with either source.
Heraly
I suppose this means that my copy is a Collector's Item, now. Sigh....why are all of my favorites out of print? I wanted to do a review for the Thieves' World (Sanctuary) series, only to find them "out of print." I thought, "well, Marion Zimmer Bradley is a LEGEND....I'll review 'Lythande,' instead." I'm glad I take such excellent care of my books and refuse to loan them out to anyone I do not have a meaningful connection with.... I'll be saving my copy of Lythande for my future daughter, Melita Renae Lincoln. This makes me realize how important my little library is! Well...if you can acquire this compilation of stories about Lythande (Lee-THOND), you will be captivated by this character, who was born in a world that has been nearly forgotten, and was created by a woman who will not ever be forgotten. This one is not your typical hack 'n slash, Mazes 'n Monsters fare....in fact, the stories are intellectually stimulating and carry underlying layers of the writer's sentiments. Marion Zimmer Bradley also editorializes a bit, expressing her personal views about Feminism, Male Weirdness and such. As I said, I'm saving this one for my future daughter.
Uttegirazu
i will always cherish this book, which i discovered in canberra. mzbradley had created an unforgettable sorcerer. i wish she could have written more books on the sorcerer's journeys before she passed away. mz's death is a great loss to both the science fiction and fantasy worlds. i strongly recommend this book. read it, feel the magic and remember marion zimmer bradley...forever..