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Louise Marley

Autor(a) de A Secret History of Witches

40+ Works 3,139 Membros 120 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Louise Marley (Author)

Também inclui: Louisa Morgan (1), Toby Bishop (1)

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Obras por Louise Marley

A Secret History of Witches (2017) 764 exemplares
The Witch's Kind (2019) 297 exemplares
The Age of Witches (2020) 253 exemplares
The Glass Harmonica (2000) 244 exemplares
The Terrorists of Irustan (1999) 205 exemplares
Mozart's Blood (2010) 143 exemplares
The Child Goddess (2004) 139 exemplares
Sing the Light (1995) 125 exemplares
Singer in the Snow (2005) 115 exemplares
The Great Witch of Brittany (2022) 114 exemplares
Airs and Graces (2007) 100 exemplares
The Maquisarde (2002) 83 exemplares
Sing the Warmth (1996) 82 exemplares
Receive the Gift (1997) 76 exemplares
Airs of Night and Sea (2009) 71 exemplares
The Glass Butterfly (2011) 51 exemplares
The Brahms Deception (2011) 22 exemplares
The Singers of Nevya (2009) 18 exemplares
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (2003) 16 exemplares
A Girl's Best Friend (2004) 6 exemplares
Nemesis (2013) 4 exemplares
Breathless (2012) 4 exemplares
Ice Music 1 exemplar
Jamie Says 1 exemplar
Diamond Girls 1 exemplar
P Dolce 1 exemplar
Technicolor 1 exemplar
Sunlounger 1 exemplar
Something Wicked 1 exemplar
Trust Me I Lie 1 exemplar
The Spiral Road 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge (2007) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Futureshocks (2006) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Pandora's Closet (2007) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Children of Magic (2006) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Future Games (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Alternative Truths (2017) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Galactic Games (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Divine Realms: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Alternative Truths III: Endgame (Alternatives) (2019) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Legacies — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Bishop, Toby
Morgan, Louisa
Data de nascimento
1952-08-15
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Ross, California, USA

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Fantasy learned female songstress em Name that Book (Março 2012)

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2.5. I loved some elements of the worldbuilding, particularly the central idea of medicine being "women's work" and taboo for men, and I cared enough about the characters to keep reading. Alas, I found the story predictable and lacking in nuance. Many of the scenes did a better job telegraphing the political views of the author than telling a good story.

As far as this being a very second-wave feminist, white-lady take on a conservative Muslim-inspired culture, well, it could have been worse. That said, I was very sad not to see any portrayal of female spirituality. Most of the women in this book seem totally alienated from their own religion, and I don't think that's a fair portrayal of conservative Muslim women at all.… (mais)
 
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raschneid | 6 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2023 |
Really enjoyable read - steering female characters!
 
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decaturmamaof2 | 6 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
I enjoyed certain parts of this book, particular stories of the women involved and, others, not so much. It started with promise, sort of went downhill in the middle then picked up with Morwen's story. Unfortunately, that was about as good as it got.

The final story, to me, seemed disjointed and lost. Almost as if the Author had run out of things these women and their descendants could do. In the final story, she has a tendency to use the same words over and again; did she lose her thesaurus?

Despite this, I will try reading some of her other works in the hopes it was just this story she had difficulty holding together.
… (mais)
 
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Melline | 23 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Spanning from Brittany in the 1820’s to London during World War II, this is a family saga with a twist.

The book almost reads like a book of 5 short stories. Stories that are connected yet complete in themselves. Told in separate sections starting in 1821, each section focuses on the life of each of the 5 witches in the Orchiéres families descendants and revolves around the relationships between mothers and daughters, each generation’s loves rivalries, and the fight they face to keep their beliefs and craft hidden.

The different women in each story are all distinct characters and not all are very pleasant or likeable! I did find that some stories were better than others with the best being Nanette’s story which takes us through the main storyline and taking us on to the next generation.

The world war 2 part will require you to suspend reality and embrace the magic of the witches and even though it maybe a stretch of the imagination it is a great addition to the book bringing real life history and giving it a whole new magical spin to it.

The only thing i am a bit disappointed in was the ending but perhaps it’s been left open for a sequel. I really hope so!!
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | 23 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
40
Also by
17
Membros
3,139
Popularidade
#8,131
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
120
ISBN
86
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
8

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