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Vera Nazarian

Autor(a) de Qualify

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Inclui os nomes: Vera Nazarian, Vera Nazarean

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Obras por Vera Nazarian

Qualify (2014) 343 exemplares
Cobweb Bride (2013) 323 exemplares
Dreams of the Compass Rose (2002) 127 exemplares
Lords of Rainbow (2003) 121 exemplares
Mansfield Park and Mummies (2009) 92 exemplares
Compete (2015) 79 exemplares
The Duke in His Castle (2008) 50 exemplares
Win (2017) 46 exemplares
Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret (2012) — Ilustrador — 44 exemplares
Salt of the Air (1900) 38 exemplares
Cobweb Empire (2013) 35 exemplares
The Witch Who Made Adjustments (2012) 35 exemplares
Survive (2020) 29 exemplares

Associated Works

Sword and Sorceress II (1985) — Contribuidor — 485 exemplares
Red Sun of Darkover (1987) — Contribuidor — 421 exemplares
Four Moons of Darkover (1987) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Leroni of Darkover (1991) — Contribuidor — 364 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress X (1993) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
Renunciates of Darkover (1991) — Contribuidor — 324 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress VII (1990) — Contribuidor — 318 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XVI (1999) — Contribuidor — 314 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Contribuidor — 309 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XV (1998) — Contribuidor — 307 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XII (1995) — Contribuidor — 305 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XVII (2000) — Contribuidor — 304 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress VI (1990) — Contribuidor — 304 exemplares
Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series (2010) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Heroes in Training (2007) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Totally Charmed: Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of Three (2005) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Music of Darkover (2013) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Stars of Darkover (2014) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Sages & Swords: Heroic Fantasy Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
I signori di Darkover (1993) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Beyond the Last Star: Stories from the Next Beginning (2002) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Night's Nieces: The Legacy of Tanith Lee (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 2 (2003) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Russia (birth)
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Pomona College
science fiction writer
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nebula Award Finalist, 2007, 2008



A competently told teen life&death competition story, with a 16yr old protagonist, 2 of 4 siblings all of whom are in the competition. She has the requisite two guys and is absurdly good in the crunches - she always has some solution and in her group no one else seems to. Recommended only to those who really love a Hunger Games type plot and don't care at all if there is any sense to it.
quondame | 15 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2024 |
Cute little story, but nothing special.
zjakkelien | 2 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
This is my review from my blog:

I heard about Cobweb Bride a few months ago, somewhere, and thought the concept was fascinating; one day all death stops. While not exactly new, the idea of it being Medieval times in a made up portion of the world seemed to fascinate me. I wanted to explore this world.

Explore I did, and am so glad! I felt connected to the characters and the world. There was gore but it was just right and described well enough to picture but not too deeply as to disgust (this is in reference to a battle at the beginning, after death stopped, and people were still fighting and 'dying', the book is not totally gross). The second and third chapters were a bit laborious to get through. Ms. Nazarian threw a lot of characters at me very quickly during an Imperial birthday party. I muddled through and it was worth it. Everything picks up around chapter 5 and while I know that seems like a long time, there are some very important things that happen in the beginning. The beginning pace can be slow but Ms. Nazarian has a way of painting a picture vividly (without too much description) that keeps the interest.

While it was constantly mentioned that the Cobweb Bride had to be found and all death had stopped, I didn't feel that as an annoyance. It reminded me that everyone was a bit frantic and something needed to be done so that death could continue. There is a rather gruesome moment when something important is revealed about the food supply (although none of the characters seem to get it right away), and that became a worry for me as I had become invested in these characters. The changes in Percy made me happy because I felt so damn sorry for her home life situation. She's really the main character but there are many others to follow and care for as well. It's really like a theatrical play.

By the end, and a major plot point is revealed, I was very surprised at the outcome. It was one of those 'I didn't see that coming' situations. If you like sword fights, witches, handsome knights, damsels not-so-much in distress, and Death as a Spaniard, Cobweb Bride is worth every penny.
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Chanicole | 30 outras críticas | Jul 6, 2023 |
This is a hard 4 to 5 stars as I deeply enjoyed the book but there were times when I felt Nazarian was very repetitive with some info. It took away from my concentration of the story. However, she has such way with words and story that that part is easily overlooked for the magic that was created in this book!

Pulling in ancient myths and tying them together to be part of the grand scheme was such a lovely idea.

I don't think I can review this without spoiling it so I'll just say it is so worth the read and time, the whole trilogy is. If you like fantasy, sword play, romance, a little horror, and excitement then the Cobweb Trilogy is definitely for you.

Cobweb Forest had it all and tied up all the loose ends well. You will not be disappointed with the outcome and end to the series.
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Chanicole | 1 outra crítica | Jul 6, 2023 |



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