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by Michael Marano

  • Author: Michael Marano
  • ISBN: 0812545478
  • ISBN13: 978-0812545470
  • ePub: 1330 kb | FB2: 1761 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (September 15, 1999)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Dawn Song ePub download

Set in Boston at the start of the First Gulf War, a larger, supernatural battle for Supremacy in Hell takes shape. but plays out on a personal scale as unassuming humans careen into the path of a beautiful, terrible Succubus who has come to Earth to do her Father’s bidding. Lawrence, a lonely book clerk, new to Boston, is just one wanting soul in a city full of them

Michael Marano His first novel, Dawn Song garnered the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards

Lawrence, a lonely book clerk, new to Boston, is just one wanting soul in a city full of them. His deepest desires call out to someone. His first novel, Dawn Song garnered the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. Stories From the Plague Years, a collection of Marano’s new and reprinted short fiction, was named one of the Top Ten Horror releases of 2011 by Booklist.

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Former punk rock DJ, bouncer, male model, and radio producer Michael Marano is a horror, dark fantasy and science fiction writer, with works in anthologies such as The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11 and Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories from the Edge.

Dawn Song is a richly challenging book, but it draws you in with considerable power and seductive strength. Michael Marano has written a lyrical and gorgeous novel of dark disturbance. .This is a first novel that will be cherished for a long time to come. Marano’s wickedly macabre (and perhaps slightly demented) mind mixes the medieval world of succubi, demons, alchemy and Kabbalah with an intelligent modern perspective to achieve a richly terrifying feast for reader.

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Lawrence, a lonely book clerk, new to Boston, is just one wanting soul in a city full of them. the Succubus, who is both ancient and newborn, falls in love with the city even as she reaps the souls of her lovers.

Dawn Song is a darkly erotic exploration of supernatural evil in very human circumstances. Lawrence is an invisible bookstore clerk in Boston, drawn through no choice of his own into the greatest conflict of all--a struggle for dominance between two of the most powerful devils in Hell.As the media frenzy of the Gulf War buildup enthralls the city, Lawrence feels the presence of something ethereal and beautiful that has come to Boston, as he has, in search of fulfillment and love everlasting. If he only knew what it was...
Genuinely frightening story of unforgettable 3-dimensional characters in combat with devils. Beautiful and disturbing, this dark tale will stick in your mind for many years.
I see I'm chiming in late with a review of Dawn Song, published in 1998, but I just recently discovered it. I read the other reviews with interest and agree with most. This is kind of like Ann Rice meets Martin Amis with a strong nod to TS Eliot and Yeats -- all of which makes for a compelling if wordy read, an apocalyptic vision with a unique supernatural twist where evil battles evil and good is just as elusive and undefinable as it seems to be in the "real" world. The succubus is by far the most interesting character in the book, and the best anti-hero I've read in a long time. Evil and blood thirsty, she is nevertheless sympathetic, and I found myself, strangely, rooting for her in the end. The human secondaries don't feel as well developed or nearly as interesting. The writing is often lovely but just as often a bit self-conscious and overdone. Although I did consider that perhaps the author's reliance on simile and metaphor reflected the notion that nothing is exactly as it seems - hence, one thing is like another, but not quite what it should be at first glance.

Anyhow, while not a gripping read, and not scary, this is certainly an intelligent, unique and worthwhile read. I was disappointed not to find anything new by the author.
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Having both pros and cons about Michael Marano's first effort, if I could give it 2 1/2 stars I would because that's where I saw it - right down the middle.
On the positive side, I found it to be an extremely interesting concept, reminiscent of the Book of Job because here are two "spiritual" (?) beings watching humans deal with what is being thrown at them from outside their own realm. Two demons battle for dominion on earth. I found the characterization to be exceptional, containing the kind of detail that usually is the domain of Anne Rice. Of the main characters, there is Lawrence, a clerk in a bookstore who has come to terms with his own homosexuality, but not his father's death; Paul, a teacher founded in reality who, at one point, encourages a student teacher to fight the good fight, and then a few pages later, decides to quit teaching himself, and finally; Ed Sloane, our resident theological anti-hero. All of these people are drawn in great detail. Also, I liked how Marano does for the west end of Boston - Kennemore Square, Copley Place, Fenway Park - what Rice does for New Orleans. Namely, he paints it as a very dark location. Never in this book did I ever get the feeling that the sun was shining. However, though this tapestry is dark, it is, at times, quite beautiful.
Still, as the one armed economist might say, "on the other hand", there is no force of good in this book. I think the reader needs that in this kind of story. There are no good guys, no guys in white hats, no Lone Ranger to save the town and hence humanity. Rooting for one of the demons over the other doesn't offer much either. Belial, the Unbowed One, operates through his daughter, the succubus, who "heals" people by devouring their souls and then drops pieces of them (the souls) into hell. Nice touch. The other, Leviathan, the Enfolded One, is no prize himself. A sort of reptilian worm, he pulls humanity's chain by initiating events like the Gulf War. Rooting for one these guys over the other is akin to either being garroted or hung with an electric rope: the end result is pretty much the same. Also, I did not find this book particularily scary. We should not confuse slasher-type gore with true horror. For example, one of the demons possess one of the characters and he waits - in the bathroom, no less - to do in a young couple. He waylays them with a mallet, whose craftmanship, I might add, he complains about in the previous chapter. He then decapitates them, spells words with their blood, and then carries their heads around in a plastic bag full of fruit and vegetables. Gross, for sure. Scary, not really.
One thing I did wish Marano had more of is dialogue. I feel dialogue really moves a story along. If one doubts me, I would suggest that they pick up something by Ed McBain or Elmore Leonard. I spent too many times with this book re-reading descriptive paragraphs because I couldn't retain what was written. Still, I would have to say that I would like to see more by Marano because this was, after all, a first novel. His knowledge of medieval history and religion should be able to pay better dividends down the road.
You're going to hear a lot about Michael Marano's debut novel, Dawn Song. You're going to read all about how literary it is, how intelligent, how beautifully written, how subtle and scholarly. Okay, all that's true, but I'm here to tell you how hard it kicks butt.
This book rocks. It's gripping, fascinating, bizarre, and most of all, scary. Set in Boston in the bitter winter of 1990, Dawn Song is the story of a desperate battle between two major princes of Hell. Both want supremacy over the Earth; Belial, the Unbowed One, seeks to obtain souls through eloquent entrapments and sensual conquests of human weakness, while Leviathan, the Enfolded One, just wants to infect the world with brainless violence. The Unbowed One sends a beautiful succubus to the Earth to carry out his will and spread his influence, which she does with innocently evil gusto. Many humans become entangled in her web of sex and soul-devouring death, including Lawrence, a naïve young gay man, and Ed, a brilliant, troubled professor of theology. When the nightmarish Enfolded One (who has basically caused the Gulf War by rolling over in his sleep) gets wind of the succubus's many horrific accomplishments, he reaches out into the human world, possesses a hapless teacher, and the brimstone really hits the fan.
Dawn Song has all the good stuff. Sex, violence, beauty, madness, terror, paranoia, love, hate, hope and despair. Rest assured, you'll be taken on an emotional roller coaster as soon as you crack the cover. And you'll be scared. Will you ever. One of the most horrifying aspects of the whole story is the fact that (although you find yourself rooting for the sensual Unbowed One) no matter which one of the demonic lords may win in the end, we, the human race, are hosed. It's like the difference between being eaten by Hannibal Lecter or Leatherface. One may serve you up on a silver platter with a glass of Chianti, the other on a TV tray with a bottle of Yoo Hoo, but either way, you still end up et. It's not a ple! asant thought, and it gives the book a creeping aura of menace that sets the reader on constant edge.
So check it out. Dawn Song will stretch your brain in directions you've never dreamed about. Just don't plan to sleep well for awhile.
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