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Title : The Book of the Beast
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ISBN : 9780879514174
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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The Book of the Beast Reviews

  • Karl
    2019-04-19 02:34

    This is copy 30 of 250 signed numbered copies published by Unwin & Hyman in the UK.

  • Suzanne Moeller
    2019-04-13 03:46

    Tanith Lee is a master of dark and elegant fantasy, and this book is no exception. Well paced and plotted, but the ending seemed abrupt.

  • Xdyj
    2019-04-12 07:42

    Reasonably well written, but imo not as interesting as the last one.

  • Kaila
    2019-04-02 05:25

    More like a 3.5 but in this case I am rounding down. I wanted to love it more than I did. The writing is absolutely beautiful and evocative, the story creepy and altogether original. It's hard, actually probably almost impossible, to sit down and just devour. I could only handle a few pages at a time, as the writing is quite dense. It just left me feeling a bit unsatisfied.I have the next two books in this series, and I have the distinct feeling that they are better taken as a whole, so I'll get back to you on that. Already I like the first book more (The Book of the Damned) after reading this one.

  • Liz
    2019-03-23 04:51

    Since I read the last chapter in 2010, I think it still belongs in 2009.This one was much easier to deal with. Only the beginning was the kind of scary I can't do. (Ghosts, no. Monsters, oh hell yes!) And as Lucas said, the monster was excellent. I'm still a little confused about the change in eye color from purple to green, but I have decided to believe that she wouldn't leave such a gaping hole, and that it's in there somewhere.Overall, I don't think it was as good as Book of the Damned, because at no point did I set it down and say "Woah," like I did with Malice in Saffron. But it also didn't give me nightmares. A careful balance, this. So I give it 4 stars like the other.

  • Millerbug
    2019-04-17 05:26

    The Book of the Beast wasn't nearly as bad as the Book of the Damned as far as leaving me feeling icky. I enjoyed the story of how the Beast was laid on this family as a curse. The only thing that was left open was why the woman laid the curse on the Roman soldier in the first place. And also why the eyes started out amithyst and then later they turned emerald green. Still I liked the ending. It was pretty good.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-10 06:39

    I want to read more Tanith Lee, but I think I am done with Paradys. I hope her other books aren't so dang rapey, like, calm down. The story was interesting, I like the jumping narrative. Didn't like how she kept repeating the Jew and Jewess. Like I said in my review for the last one, just because you're using old-timey style, doesn't mean you need to use old-timey language all the time.

  • Lauren
    2019-04-03 06:47

    Overall, more consistent than the first book, but it never reached the heights of Malice in Saffron. Will any story in this series? It was very cleverly constructed; each story was a puzzle piece that fit together perfectly at the end. I give it a 3.5.

  • Richard
    2019-03-24 07:43

    An epic in miniature that manages to pack a Gothic saga in fewer than 200 pages. Very evocative and atmospheric, The Book of the Beast builds on the foundation established by The Book of the Damned, but this story is better realized and the "beast" is truly monstrous and intriguing.

  • PaulPerry
    2019-03-21 09:26

    The second volume of The Secret books of Paradys is more of the same high-Gothic, colourful, arcane, mysterious fiction as the Book of the Damned, but more of a piece, the tales tied together more directly into a consistent single story.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-30 08:38

    One of the 1st 2 books in the Paradys series, which must all be read together to be truly enjoyable. See my review of Book of the Dead.

  • Heather
    2019-04-14 04:49

    I love Tanith Lee's books, but one cannot gobble them.. these take a little longer to read....