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Barbara Hambly

Autor(a) de Children of the Jedi

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About the Author

Barbara Hambly lives in Los Angeles, where she is at work on the sixth Benjamin January novel, "Wet Grave", which Bantam will publish in 2002. Her second Benjamin January novel, "Fever Season", was named a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year. (Publisher Provided) Barbara Hambly was born in mostrar mais San Diego, California on August 28, 1951. She received a master's degree in medieval history from the University of California at Riverside in 1975. She has worked as a high-school teacher, a model, a waitress, a technical editor, and a karate instructor. At one time, she also wrote scripts for cartoons like Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and He-Man. She writes many different types of books including fantasy, romance, and mystery. Her works include the Darwath Trilogy, the Benjamin January Mysteries series, Those Who Hunt the Night, The Emancipator's Wife, Someone Else's Shadow, and Patriot Ladies. She has also written for the Star Trek universe, the Star Wars universe, and the Beauty and the Beast television program. She is a Locus award winner. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Barbara Hambly

Children of the Jedi (1995) 1,754 exemplares
Dragonsbane (1985) 1,652 exemplares
Those Who Hunt the Night (1990) 1,464 exemplares
The Time of the Dark (1982) 1,339 exemplares
Planet of Twilight (1997) 1,316 exemplares
The Walls of Air (1983) 1,139 exemplares
The Armies of Daylight (1983) 1,081 exemplares
The Silent Tower (1986) 1,079 exemplares
The Ladies of Mandrigyn (1984) 1,054 exemplares
The Silicon Mage (1988) 934 exemplares
A Free Man of Color (1997) 901 exemplares
The Dark Hand of Magic (1990) 865 exemplares
Ishmael (1985) 841 exemplares
The Witches of Wenshar (1987) 816 exemplares
Stranger at the Wedding (1994) 785 exemplares
Dog Wizard (1993) 734 exemplares
Traveling with the Dead (1996) 684 exemplares
Mother of Winter (1996) 600 exemplares
Dragonshadow (1999) 586 exemplares
The Rainbow Abyss (1991) 577 exemplares
Icefalcon's Quest (1998) 571 exemplares
Fever Season (1998) 559 exemplares
Bride of the Rat God (1994) 519 exemplares
Sisters of the Raven (2002) 498 exemplares
Knight of the Demon Queen (2000) 493 exemplares
Ghost-Walker (1991) 486 exemplares
The Magicians of Night (1992) 475 exemplares
Graveyard Dust (1999) 445 exemplares
Crossroad (1994) 430 exemplares
Sold Down the River (2000) 404 exemplares
Die Upon a Kiss (2001) 388 exemplares
Wet Grave (2002) 372 exemplares
Dragonstar (2000) 363 exemplares
Renfield: Slave of Dracula (2006) 318 exemplares
Days of the Dead (2003) 314 exemplares
The Emancipator's Wife (2005) 305 exemplares
Dead Water (2004) 293 exemplares
Circle of the Moon (2005) 274 exemplares
The Ninth Daughter (2009) 266 exemplares
Patriot Hearts (2007) 233 exemplares
Magic Time (2001) 212 exemplares
Darkmage (1987) 211 exemplares
Blood Maidens (2010) 176 exemplares
Sisters of the Night (1995) — Editor — 168 exemplares
Search the Seven Hills (1983) 162 exemplares
Beauty & The Beast (1989) 159 exemplares
Dead and Buried (2010) 146 exemplares
Ran Away (2011) 124 exemplares
The Shirt on His Back (2011) — Autor — 115 exemplares
The Magistrates of Hell (2012) 112 exemplares
Winterlands (1999) 105 exemplares
Good Man Friday (2013) 104 exemplares
Homeland (2009) 88 exemplares
Song of Orpheus (1990) 87 exemplares
A Marked Man (2010) 86 exemplares
The Kindred of Darkness (2013) 80 exemplares
Crimson Angel (2014) 72 exemplares
Sup with the Devil (2011) 69 exemplares
Drinking Gourd (2016) 67 exemplares
Darkness on His Bones (2015) 65 exemplares
Scandal in Babylon (2021) 50 exemplares
Pale Guardian (2017) 44 exemplares
Murder in July (2017) 41 exemplares
Cold Bayou (2018) 40 exemplares
The Iron Princess (2023) 33 exemplares
Lady of Perdition (2020) 32 exemplares
Prisoner of Midnight (2019) 32 exemplares
Death and Hard Cider (2022) 27 exemplares
House of the Patriarch (2020) 25 exemplares
Firemaggot [short story] (2015) 23 exemplares
One Extra Corpse (2023) 22 exemplares
Plus-One [short story] (2012) 17 exemplares
Die Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Enterprise (1994) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Corridor [short story] (2011) 15 exemplares
Pretty Polly (Darwath Series) (2015) 14 exemplares
Personal Paradise (2015) 12 exemplares
Libre - short story (2007) 12 exemplares
Gravemould and Ectoplasm (2019) 11 exemplares
Castle of Horror (2016) 11 exemplares
Whisper (Darwath series) (2015) 11 exemplares
Elsewhere (2017) 10 exemplares
Hagar (2015) 10 exemplares
And Pretty Maids All in a Row (2015) 10 exemplares
Zenobie (2015) 10 exemplares
Dreamers of Black Rock (2018) 9 exemplares
Death on the Moon (2016) 8 exemplares
Nanya of the Butterflies (2015) 8 exemplares
A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven (2010) — Autor — 8 exemplares
A Night with the Girls (2015) 7 exemplares
Fairest in the Land (2015) 7 exemplares
Hazard (2017) 7 exemplares
Sunrise on Running Water (2007) 7 exemplares
Just Like Real People (2019) 5 exemplares
Princess (2015) 4 exemplares
Gwenael (2018) 4 exemplares
Damselblossom (Winterlands) (2015) 4 exemplares
Star Trek: Die klassische Serie (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Shadowbaby (Dragonsbane series) (2015) 3 exemplares
Hag in the Water (2017) 3 exemplares
Someone Else's Shadow 2 exemplares
Each Damp Thing 2 exemplares
Repossession 1 exemplar
Night Lily: A Lover's Tale (1995) 1 exemplar
fantasy 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuidor — 2,006 exemplares
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) — Contribuidor — 1,372 exemplares
Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995) — Contribuidor — 1,253 exemplares
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contribuidor — 761 exemplares
Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! (2003) — Contribuidor — 703 exemplares
Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Contribuidor — 476 exemplares
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Contribuidor — 368 exemplares
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contribuidor — 293 exemplares
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1997) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
Budayeen Nights (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições199 exemplares
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Bending the landscape : Horror (2001) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective (2003) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Live! From Planet Earth (2005) — Introdução — 72 exemplares
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Girls Night Out: Twenty-nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Gaslight and Ghosts (1988) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
From Twilight Till Dawn: Great Vampire Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


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MARCH - SPOILERS - A Free Man of Color em The Green Dragon (Março 2014)
MARCH - NO SPOILERS - A Free Man of Color em The Green Dragon (Março 2014)
Star Trek Spocks mothers family em Name that Book (Dezembro 2012)
evil wizard plots to live forever as a computer? em Name that Book (Fevereiro 2009)


Unusual blend of fantasy and horror, with two (80s) contemporary characters persuaded to help in a last ditch struggle against Lovecraftian type monsters in another parallel world. This series has it all: magic, warriors, monsters, edge of the seat suspense, political struggles, romance. Flawed characters and the non obvious e.g. who ends up paired with whom. I first read it a long time ago and have re-read it a few times since, latest re-read August 2020.
kitsune_reader | 15 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
On this re-read, I will just add this to my overall summary under the first book: as the trilogy enters the closing laps, the characters are put through the ringer even more, with more political shenanigans, treachery, hopeless endeavours, and backs to the wall. If I was reading this fresh now, I might have taken off a star from vols 2 and 3, because there are some aspects, such as the over sentimental portrayal of Queen Minalde/Alde, and the occasional bit of head-hopping between characters within a scene, that I find slightly irritating, but staying true to my original perception and in view of this still being very enjoyable, I am sticking with the original 5 star rating for each volume.… (mais)
kitsune_reader | 7 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
See short summary for book 1 - the only thing I would modify this with, on August 2020 re-read, is that this does suffer slightly from the middle book of a trilogy syndrome, because the characters are split up and I did remember the big shock-horror revelation early on in my re-read. But staying true to my original perception, I am leaving this at 5 stars.
kitsune_reader | 6 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
In this 6th volume of the series, Lydia Asher is in Paris at the hospital bedside of her husband James who is a coma following a fall from a church tower - except that to her and her vampire friend, Don Simon Ysidro, to whom she turns for help, he bears the marks of a vampire attack. The story then follows her attempts with Simon's help to find out what James was doing in Paris and why he has been attacked, while he lies too ill to move and various enemies close in along with the German guns, WWI having broken out. The story is fairly convoluted following the twin machinations of Germans who want to use vampires as a weapon of war, the attempts by various groups to locate a fabled vampire artefact, and the threat by hostile vampires to finish off James. Meanwhile James is having dreams in which he is an onlooker on events in Simon's life in 17th century Paris which have a bearing on the current crisis.

I think this book would have worked much better if it had been a spinoff from the series and dealt with Simon's life in the past from his point of view rather than James Asher's. He is by far the most interesting character in this series and it becomes a bit tiresome to have the reiterated dilema of the Ashers spelled out - that vampires are evil, that James has now turned to hunting them, and that they should kill Simon but depend on him too much for protection against other vampires. If Simon's interactions in the 17th century with other vampires and the church officials who were manipulating him by holding out hope of his salvation, and his conflict between that and his strong friendship with the then vampire Master of Paris, plus his relationship with his human servant Tim who, like the church, wants him to kill 'heretic' vampires, had been the focus of the story instead of appearing as tantalising snippets I think it would have been absorbing. As it is, to some extent this book goes over well trodden old ground and I find the Ashers increasingly irritating and irrelevant, so for me this was only a 3 star read and I won't be bothering with any more of this series. A pity after the absorbing first two volumes, but too many of them since then have been following a formula and falling flat by failing to deliver on promising beginnings.
… (mais)
kitsune_reader | 2 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |



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