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Gael Baudino

Autor(a) de Gossamer Axe

14+ Works 2,680 Membros 16 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Baudino Gael

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Obras por Gael Baudino

Gossamer Axe (1990) 438 exemplares
Strands of Starlight (1989) 416 exemplares
Dragonsword (1988) 309 exemplares
Shroud of Shadow (1993) 292 exemplares
Maze of Moonlight (1993) 290 exemplares
Strands of Sunlight (2013) 228 exemplares
Duel of Dragons (Dragonsword) (1991) 189 exemplares
Dragon Death (Dragonsword) (1992) 153 exemplares
Spires of Spirit (1997) 120 exemplares

Associated Works

In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Amazons II (1982) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 12 (1986) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
University of Southern California
priest, Dianic Wicca
Religious Society of Friends



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It's one of the books that changed the way I look at life, and I wanted to pick it up and re-read it for the umpteenth time. This is the 3rd copy of this book that I have, since I kept giving it away to friends to read. Never heard back about their take on it, though.

So the premise is that a young woman with a harp lives in Denver in the 1980's teaching harp lessons, but she is really from 6th Century Ireland and her harp is from the immortal lands of the Sidh. She took it with her when she escaped their lands, but sadly, her lover, Suidb (Judith) did not get out with her. Chairste has been living a half-life of despair, wondering how to bring Judith back when the gates between our world and the Lands of the Sidh are growing ever more fragile.

Enter one of Chairiste's students, a bass player, who introduces her to the world of the hair bands of the 80's, and guitar teacher Kevin, and Chairiste finds out how she can open up the gates, rescue her lover, and overcome the Master Harper who would keep Judith enchanted forever. Gael Baudino does a masterful job telling this story, interweaving threads of the dark side of Catholicism, women's efforts to make their mark in rock music, and how men can come to revere women as Goddess. The interweaving of music and magick is extraordinary.
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threadnsong | 8 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2019 |
As soon as I read the back cover I knew I had to read this book. It is such an interesting, fun premise and I really enjoyed the book. I liked the characters, I liked the relationships between them, and it made me want to listen to some heavy metal. However, I felt the ending was a bit rushed and anti-climatic. Overall, I liked the book, and would recommend it to anyone interested in a unique fantasy book.
queenofthebobs | 8 outras críticas | Jun 2, 2019 |
great story: healers, elven magic in medieval times.
Noted during my 1980's attempt to read every book in my small town library.
juniperSun | 5 outras críticas | Dec 4, 2014 |
I received a copy from Netgalley in enhange for an honest review.

This book was not for me. I gave up at 40%. The novel started out quite interesting, I've not read much of this type of epic fantasy before. The blurb on Netgalley sounded good. Though I read the first 20% reasonably quickly, I found I did not like the main character Miriam. I found her cold, bitchy and couldn't relate to her or really feel anything for her. I can understand why she is that way due to the terrible hardships she's been through and why she is so cold and angry...

But the more I read, the less and less interesting I found the plot. I did like the Elves, but even their calmness became irritating. Not a series I will be continuing.

So thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to view this title, even though this book was not to my taste.
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sunset_x_cocktail | 5 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2014 |



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