Night's Master

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Norilana Books, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 242 pages
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NIGHT'S MASTER is the first book of the stunning arabesque high fantasy series "Tales from the Flat Earth," which, in the manner of "The One Thousand and One Nights," portrays an ancient world in mythic grandeur via connected tales.

Long time ago when the Earth was Flat, beautiful indifferent Gods lived in the airy Upperearth realm above, curious passionate demons lived in the exotic Underearth realm below, and mortals were relegated to exist in the middle. Azhrarn, Lord of the Demons and the Darkness, was the one who ruled the Night, and many mortal lives were changed because of his cruel whimsy. And yet, Azhrarn held inside his demon heart a profound mystery which would change the very fabric of the Flat Earth forever...

Come within this ancient world of brilliant darkness and beauty, of glittering palaces and wondrous elegant beings, of cruel passions and undying love.

Discover the exotic wonder that is the Flat Earth.

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The prose is compelling and sometimes powerful. - Goodreads
The writing is superb, and the stories quite moving. - Goodreads
Told with prose that reads like poetry. - Goodreads
It's not that there's no plot, but the usual good vs. - Goodreads

Review: Night's Master (Flat Earth #1)

User Review  - Barbora - Goodreads

I don't usually leave reviews, but I've re-read this book recently and I feel so few people know about it - so why not recommend it. Warning: this will be a very subjective review, because it's one of ... Read full review

Review: Night's Master (Flat Earth #1)

User Review  - Michael Adams - Goodreads

Why can't they all be hidden gems like this one?!? Beautifully, achingly poignant book of interconnected short stories painting a picture of a mythic and provocative arabesque world. A world ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Tanith Lee, September 19, 1947 - Tanith Lee was born on September 19, 1947 in London, England, the daughter of ballroom dancers. She attended various primary schools and had a variety of jobs, from file clerk and assistant librarian to shop assistant and waitress. Lee attended an art college for one year, but felt she would be better writing her ideas than painting them. Her first professional sale was "Eustace," a 90 page vignette which appeared in The Ninth Pan Book of Horror Stories in 1968. While Lee was working as an assistant librarian, she wrote a children's story that was accepted for publication. Others of her stories were also bought but never published. In 1971, Macmillan published "The Dragon Hoard," another children's book, which was followed by "Animal Castle" and "Princess Hynchatti and Other Stories" in 1972. Lee had been looking for a British publisher for her book "The Birthgrave," but has been denied at every House she went. She then wrote to American publisher DAW, known for it's fantasy and horror selections, who immediately accepted her manuscript and published the book in 1975. Thus began a partnership between the two that lasted till 1989 and resulted in 28 books. After the publication of her third book by DAW, Lee quit her job and became a full time freelance writer. Lee has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the August Derleth Award and the Nebula. She has had more than 40 novels published, along with over 200 short stories.

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