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by Katherine Kurtz

  • Author: Katherine Kurtz
  • ISBN: 0345295161
  • ISBN13: 978-0345295163
  • ePub: 1219 kb | FB2: 1800 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (November 12, 1983)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 849
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Lammas Night ePub download

Home Katherine Kurtz Lammas night. The stiff, oiled wool had already shaped itself into a pair of sleeves as the result of the night's work; the rest of the garment formed a pool of navy blue on the edge of the Persian carpet at her feet.

Home Katherine Kurtz Lammas night. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49. Prologue. In the center of that carpet lay the fourth of their number, Sir John Cathal Graham. He lay on his back, nearer the large chair than the countess's, apparently asleep.

I found the book very well written and plotted. It kept me reading and enthralled to the end, and the characters were people that I wish I had known in real life.

Katherine Irene Kurtz (born October 18, 1944, in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American fantasy writer, author of sixteen historical fantasy novels in the Deryni series, as well as occult and urban fantasy. Resident in Ireland for over twenty years, she now lives in Virginia. Kurtz was born October 18, 1944 in Coral Gables, Florida, where she also grew up. She secured a scholarship to study chemistry and graduated with a . in chemistry from the University of Miami.

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Электронная книга "Lammas Night", Katherine Kurtz. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Lammas Night" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Lammas Night is a spectacular feat of creative imagination from the author of the acclaimed Deryni fantasy series. Smart, affecting, and brilliantly conceived, it is an enthralling combination of historical fiction, war novel, and the occult that will appeal to fans of all fantastic literature. Katherine Kurtz was born in Coral Gables, Florida, during a hurricane.

His mailed fist was wrapped around the hilt of a sheathed sword, ready, as he and the others stepped through the narrow transept door. against the grey stone floor. Incense hung heavy on the air, along with the scent of candle wax and the musty pungence of damp vaults and moldering tombs. He could feel the pulse beat throbbing in his temples-and at his wrist, where a human touch kept some part of him anchored other-when-but he was not Graham any longer. He was Sir Reginald FitzUrse, the King’s man and bearer.

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Lammas Night (1983) The Legacy of Lehr (1986) Two Crowns for America (1996) St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001).

Katherine Irene Kurtz is the author of numerous fantasy novels, especially the Deryni novels. Although born in America, for the past several years she has lived in a renovated castle in the south of Ireland with her husband. Genres: Fantasy, Horror. Lammas Night (1983) The Legacy of Lehr (1986) Two Crowns for America (1996) St. Crusade of Fire (2002). Anthologies containing stories by Katherine Kurtz.

Combination of history with imagination, excellent! I have enjoyed books by Katherine Kurtz in the past, but was unsure what to expect. Some alternate history novels can be very disappointing.

by. Kurtz, Katherine. Fantasy fiction, American, Occult fiction. New York : Ballantine Books.

What Magic Can Stop Adolf Hitler -- History's Most Evil Black Magician?Modern WarThe year is 1940. Hitler's Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England. What can stop them?Ancient WeaponIt is the mission of John Graham, colonel in British Intelligence, to stop the onslaught of evil with an extraordinary strategy that defies all the rules of twentieth-century warfare: Unite the different witches' covens throughout England, drawing upon powers that reach back through dark centuries, in a ritual of awesome sacrifice on the first night of August, the magicalLammas Night
Meh. I've read just about every word KK has ever written, and am a HUGE fan. However, this one leaves me cold. KK is obviously enthralled by the ancient idea of king killing - which just doesn't fly well in the 21st century. It reads like her all too short "Adept" series (which is excellent and shows far greater esoteric knowledge than "Lammas Night") meets "Children of the Corn".

I also wish that at least once, KK would have a character who is important esoterically who is NOT a Lord, King, or other artificially elevated personage. At least "Lammas Night" actually touches slightly on the fact of Christian atrocities rather than reading like complete church apologia.
Great story. Kurtz uses Margaret Murray's "The Divine King in England," now discredited, as the basis for her book. It's the early days of WWII and England is under threat of invasion. A royal prince aligns with a coven of witches to defeat the dark magic of Hitler's Thulist magicians. Well written, and for those familiar with 20th century occultism you'll see some veiled versions of occult figures, including Dione Fortune and Gerald Gardner among others. It's an exciting story, with a very poignant ending. One of her best, and much better written than the Adept series.
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During World War II, many in England either served in the military or on the home front. A select few rendered magical service. Sir John Graham is head of an important intelligence office in the military establishment, but also serves as the temporary leader of a secret pagan coven that adheres to the old beliefs that once dominated England. The growing threat of a Nazi invasion of England in 1940 compels Graham to take drastic measures to protect the country and the royal family, including Prince William who once served under his command. Success in Graham's efforts, while vital to the survival of England, may well have a personal cost that he might not be willing to pay.

Interesting "what if" to history. I like how the author weaves in the mystical elements that "could" have been working behind the scenes of known historical events and how the fictional Prince William is plausibly inserted into the royal family of the time.
While this book may lend itself to the sterotype and false belief of essentail sacrifice to achieve an end, it is aell-crafted story of the awakening to purpose of a bereft prince, the willingness to do what is necessary to save a country from disaster, and how it might have occurred. Although I love the book, I have given it 4 Stars due to the writing. The story line is an excellent plot and shows understanding of many of the underlying beliefs and principles of an ancient faith enjoying a vast revival. Kurtz tends to be overly dramatic but can't get past some repetition to demonstrate this, so certain phrases and actions become irritating - the prince is always lighting up yet another cigarette to display anxiety, for example. One would think he could pace or chew a pencil or fiddle with his cuff button. But let that pass. Follow the plot as it unfolds. For those who are familiar (no pun intended) with the revival of the "Olde Religion", it will be an even better read. Real characters such as Doreen Valiente are mentioned along with their occult efforts to thwart Hitler's invasion of great Britain. The focus on trust among the Oakwood Group is realistic and conveys what the working of an actual coven is like. The idea that some form of extreme self-sacrifice is essential to seal a working is erroneous and downright false; this is an unfortunate part of the plot and will probably convince some readers not familiar with Pagan ethics that it is actually condoned even in so called "White Covens". What the author wants to convey and seems not to do as clearly as she might is that the power of thought and personal action have inherent responsibility and require careful use. Just go along fro the ride and a military-magical thriller/adventure, and you'll enjoy it.
That said if you ignore the potential harm this book could have on a real community, the premise is fun. I never really considered Operation Cone of Power as something coming down from the nobility and military officers, I thought of it more as a grassroots thing, but it was fun.

I wish the female characters had been more developed. But if you're the type who likes fantasy novels with an almost all-male cast and a token hot woman, this is another one.

It's a fun beach or summer read.
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