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Kari Sperring

Autor(a) de Living With Ghosts

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About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Kari Maund writes nonfiction under Kari Maund & K.L. Maund. She writes fiction under Kari Sperring.

Obras por Kari Sperring

Associated Works

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2012) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar (2011) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Tempus History of Wales: 25,000 B.C–A.D 2000 (2001) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Myth-understandings (1996) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Bitten Word (2010) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Stars of Darkover (2014) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Second Round: A Return to the Ur-Bar (2018) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Shadows on the Hillside (2021) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Alternate Peace (2019) 17 exemplares
The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
My Battery Is Low and It Is Getting Dark (2020) — Contribuidor; Autor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Anniversaries: The Write Fantastic (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Feathered Edge (2012) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Night's Nieces: The Legacy of Tanith Lee (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders (2012) — Introdução — 6 exemplares
Fabulous Whitby (2008) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Focus 73 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Maund, Kari
Maund, K. L.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
University of Cambridge (PhD)
John Berlyne (Zeno Agency)
Nota de desambiguação
Kari Maund writes nonfiction under Kari Maund & K.L. Maund. She writes fiction under Kari Sperring.



Prelim Review: Here's the thing--I found this immensely engaging when Aude was young and trying so hard to find 'the bravest soldier' to help her on Marcellan's quest. I remember quite well the days when I was young and would draft anyone I could to help me poke in closets, wooded areas and drafty buildings, hoping to find Narnia (or Tir na nog or a doorway to the fairy world).

Things fell apart around the time Aude came to Brass City and her quest went from being about fulfilling the promise of Marcellan's quest to some quasi-social reform for the impoverished. And then it got really weird when she became separated from Jehan.

Nothing worked for me after that. Not Aude's obsessive need to find out the truth, not Jehan's certainty that he should have refused Aude to save her from herself and definitely not what was really going on with Aude's family.
… (mais)
lexilewords | 8 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
The Book of Gaheris: An Arthurian Tale by Kari Sperring. A Library Thing Early Review
I know the “basic” legends of Camelot so I was looking forward to delving a little deeper into some supporting characters and I’m glad I got that opportunity. The writing is sound but the similarity of the names, flipping to the use of pet names and the various parts told from three points of view disrupted the flow for me. I do understand that all three areas concerned one character, but because the stories slid into each other without a clear division between narrators, I felt lost and frustrated at each junction. Clearly, the author is far more knowledgeable about the Arthurian cast than most.… (mais)
Leano | 8 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
A well-crafted collection of Sperring’s Arthurian novellas focussing on Gaheris of Orkney and his relationship with his brothers and their interactions with the Pellinore family. Very much to my taste, the novellas focus on the psychology rather than the more familiar High Victorian melodrama. I am reminded of Phyllis Ann Karr’s Idylls of the Queen. This collection fills out the earlier novellas Rose Knot and Serpent Rose and adds additional material making more of a seamless story.
Maddz | 8 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I received a free copy of this book as an Early Reviewer on Library Things and this is my honest review.

I really liked the idea of this book, telling the stories of King Arthurs four nephews. Whilst the ideas of the story were good, I found that switching between the characters too often, disrupted the flow of the stories. There was a lot of descriptions of talking and not much "showing" of what was happening. My attention lagged a few times, and it was an effort to finish.

All praise to the author who has a great imagination and stories to tell, the way they are told just need a little polishing. There is great potential here.… (mais)
karinarandall | 8 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |



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