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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While I cannot say I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I have begrudged it with a four robind rating because of the author’s skill and the satisfaction of having read a very well-told story.
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Maledicte by Lane Robins – Penguin Books Australia
For as long as it felt the book dragged on, I felt like the relationships could’ve been more fleshed out. Jan 14, Linda added it Shelves: May 15, Natalie rated it it was amazing. I also robjns that certain motives and actions of other characters could have been better explained, providing greater effect to the emotionalism that the story is trying to convey.
Nov 30, Miss Mouse rated it it msledicte amazing Shelves: The book was also a vocabulary-builder for me “megrim,” “rusticate,” “sennight,” etc. I personally loved Gilly’s perspective, as well as King Aris’s. The book is thick with political machinations and cutthroat dealings, but I think the characters shine during their simpler moments, when we’re reminded that they’re human.
So really, your teen bestie being kidnapped by his aristocratic father to be made into his heir really is the best case scenario that could happen to the pair of you, given that he will suddenly inherit a fortune instead of a stab in the back from crime gone wrong. In this new guise, Robuns is taken in by a deviant count and taught the ways of twisting men and women to do his will, while doing that of the count.
From a dazzling new maledicet in fantasy comes a mesmerizing tale of treachery, passion, intrigue, betrayal, and an act of pure vengeance that threatens to bring down a kingdom. I had a malevicte time putting this book down.
Book Review: Maledicte (Lane Robins) | Luna Station Quarterly
So probably not fair to judge the book, since it might have redeeming points yet, but judging so far its got serious problems. But now to the kingdom comes a handsome, enigmatic nobleman, Maledicte, whose perfect manners, enchanting charisma, and brilliant swordplay entice the most jaded tastes.
She takes shelter beneath the altar of Black-winged Ani, the goddess of vengeance responsible for the devastation around her, and emerges as Maledicte, goddess-ridden avatar maleddicte vengeance, and is determined to successfully pass as a male.
Determined to find Janus and kill the earl of Last, she dresses as a boy and finds her way into the household of the dissolute Baron Vornatti, an enemy of Last. Maledocte I laughed long, and loud, and joyously.
It’s definitely dark and decadent. Because this is more than that. And refers to himself as a man. To me, the court seemed like a bunch of priggish gossips laje were blown away when Maledicte acted like a spoiled brat.
His manners were not at all perfect which was the only reason I could find for the courtiers to consider him enigmaticand robinz swordplay was not brilliant.
I can see that the author wanted to write the next count of Monte Cristo, but this revenge theme this bbok is centered on is shallow. Please do not pick this book up. I’m definitely looking forward to the Maledicte sequel as well as her other series! The universe seems strangely claustrophobic, small in scale a problem common to a lot of fantasy novels, they extrapolate from a village, or city and never get the feeling kane a real kingdom. But even I had a great deal of difficulty following the strange plot, oddish characters and some disturbing moments.
I heard some good things about it, and from the blurb the world reminded me of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series which I loved. But it’s where those embellishments are that makes the story. I had a hard time believing that, too. Apr 12, Grace added it Recommends it for: I liked it a lot more than I expected after reading reviews about it being very dark.
While the notion of a woman masquerading as man is not a new one at all Twelve Night, etcthe nature of Maledicte’s transformation has led some to read him not as a crossdresser, but as transgender.
When the lord finds out Maledicte’s s I bought this book because I loved the cover and when I read the premise I was intrigued. You do begin to believe that Janus just might be worth all the havoc and death Maledicte so desperately wreaks upon court society — to a point, of course. Half cynicism, the other half hopeful. The characters in general however don’t seem to be made to connect amledicte or emphathize with. I didn’t think the book was terrible or there was anything particularly lacking in the plot or writing.
If the court was really seething in decadence and intrigue, Maledicte’s behavior shouldn’t have caused such a scandal.
I’d almost give it five stars. I read, went back and forth between pages trying to grasp what I had just read and began to skim. Maledicte is a convincingly flawed character, just as infuriating as he is charming, as arrogant as he is humbled.
I lahe say she’s one of my favorite characters, as you barely learn anything about her. I really enjoyed this book, even as I was pleasantly surprised at how more adult it was! I love these kinds of stories and this one was especially heart-rending yet hopeful.
It’s great kaledicte you can tolerate a protagonist that’s possessed by a god of vengeance, which lets him kill without remorse while harboring a disturbingly fevered obsession for his true love. I’ve already ordered the next book in the series and am a little disappointed that it’s about Janus and not Maledicte.
To a couple of guttersnipes, an illegitimate kid being kidnapped off the streets by his mzledicte, wealthy aristocrat of a father in order to make him his heir to replace legitimate children who had died is not that bad of a thing, if these two kids put things in perspective.
Go to our library’s website www. It’s definitely a dark book and robinz characters reflect that. Robbins took a chapter or two to become used to, being as lyrical as it is, but it makes this story powerful. But more the mechanics of things particularly any time something sexual is going on the description I really wanted to like robihs. Apr 24, Terence rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Mal is such a complex character. As her machinations strike at the heart of Antyre’s powerful noble houses, Miranda must battle not only her growing bloodlust but also Janus’s newly kindled and ruthless ambitions.