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Anackire

Novel. 175,000 words.
The second volume in the Novels Of Vis series.
Collected in The Wars Of Vis.
Nominated as no. 21 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1984 Locus Poll.

The lowland girl seemed to contain fire. Her hair stirred, flickered, gushed upward, blowing flame in a wind that did not blow.
A tower of light shot up the sky, beginning where the girl stood. For half a second there was only light, then it took form.
The form it took was Anackire.
She towered, she soared. Her flesh was a white mountain. Her snake's tail a river of fire in spate. Her golden head touched the apex of the sky, and there the serpents of her hair snapped like lightnings. Her eyes were twin suns. The eight arms, outheld as the two arms of the girl had been, rested weightlessly on the air, the long fingers subtly moving
The girl standing before the well, unblasted by the entity she had released, seemed only quiescent. At last one could see that her face, as it had always been, was the face of Anackire. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1983]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 548 (UE1862). ISBN 0 87997 862 7. Price: $2.95. Copyright page: First Printing, October 1983 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-414 [415-416]. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan.
  2. [London]: Futura, [1985]. ISBN 0 7088 8146 7, £2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. Copyright 1983 by Tanith Lee. This edition published in 1985 by Futura Publications, a division of Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. London and Sydney. Pagination: [1-6] 7-414 [415-416]. Cover illustration and frontispiece map uncredited.
  3. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1988]. ISBN 0 88677 274 5, $3.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1983 by Tanith Lee. Daw Book collectors no. 548. First printing, October 1983 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 3rd printing]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-414 [425-416]. Cover illustration by [Manuel] Sanjulian.

    Dutch Translations:

  1. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff Science Fiction & Fantasy, April 1992. ISBN: 90-290-4370-9, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 9-475 [476-480]. As "Anackire", translated by Annemarie van Ewyck. Cover illustration by Nico Keulers. NOTE: This is the second printing.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: OPTA, May 1985. ISBN: 2-7201-0216-4, cloth covered boards with pictorial dustjacket. As "Anackire", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Pagination: [1-4] 5-463 [464-468]. Dustjacket illustration, pictorial endpapers and interior illustrations by Jean-Louis Verdier. This is a limited edition of 1,500 numbered copies reserved for members of the Club Du Livre D'Anticipation. Pages 5-7 contain a introduction entitled "Tanith Lee Ou La Relecture Du Mythe" by Daniel Walther.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, 2013.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Animal Castle

Childrens book. 2400 words.

"In Prince Rimtheed's kingdom there were no animals. There were no cats or dogs, no mice or rabbits or birds, no hedgehogs, and no tortoises. Everybody felt there was something wrong, but no one could quite see what, until one day Prince Rimtheed's sister came to visit him. She brought with her a big shaggy brown dog..." After that, of course, the prince just had to have animals in his kingdom.
But was it wise? This blithe picture-story gives the answer. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. [London]: Macmillan, [1972]. Paper covered boards reproducing dustwrapper design, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 333 12304 2. Price: £1.50. Copyright page: First published 1972 by | MACMILLAN LONDON LTD. Pagination: [1-32]. Dustjacket art and interior illustrations by Helen Craig.
  2. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1972]. ISBN 0-374-30337-1, $4.95, pictorial dustwrapper over cloth covered boards. Copyright page: Text copyright 1972 by Tanith Lee. Illustrations copyright 1972 by Helen Craig. First published in Great Britain 1972 by Macmillan London Ltd. First American edition, 1972. Dustjacket illustration and all interior illustrations by Tanith Lee.

Animate Objects

Sort Story Collection.
Contents: Arborium (NOTE: Not included in the table of contents but included in this bibliography for purposes of completion), Preface by the author, The Occasional Table, Torhec The Sculptor, Doll Re Mi, A House On Fire, Eva Beneath The Serpent Tree, La Dame, The Pretty Knife, and The Bench.

There is no such thing as an animate object.
An ultra limited edition of 8 short works from life achievement award winner 2013 Tanith Lee.
The Occasional Table
Torhec The Sculptor
Doll Re Mi
A House On Fire
Eva Beneath The Serpent Tree
La Dame
The Pretty Knife
The Bench
And you're quite safe. This is only a book
An inanimate object. (back cover copy)
  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Pres, 2013. Hardcover with illustrated boards. ISBN: 1-907737-57-2, ₤32.99 or $53.00. Copyright page: Animate Objects. By Tanith Lee. Copyright 2013. Cover illustration; 'Fuschia' (Gormenghast) by John Kaiine. Illustration on limited edition page: Tanith Lee. Layout by Storm Constantine. ISBN 978-1-907737-57-2. Note: One of a special edition, signed by the author, limited to just 30 numbered copies. Pagination: [1-8] 9-178 [179-186]. Preface by the author on p. 9-10, a short sketch of the author on p. 178 and a brief publishing history on p. [179-180]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine.

The Beautiful Biting Machine

Short story. 6000 words.
Contents: The Beautiful Biting Machine.

The Nightfair is a valley five miles long and four miles wide. It is only one of many attractions on this world, this pleasure planet. Qire is the owner of Malvanda's Mansion, a pavilion located within The Nightfair. Qire's pamphlets describe Malvanda as "The Night-Blooming Bella Donna of Eternal Gothic Fantasy." Through her unique capabilities, Malvanda is able to satisfy the different appetites of Qire's customers, and of his valued employee Beldeck.
  1. New Castle: Cheap Street, [1984]. Limited edition of 127 copies printed letterpress, including 12 lettered and 115 numbered copies. All copies signed by Tanith Lee and Judy King-Rieniets. Cloth-covered boards, issued with printed dustwrapper. The lettered copies were issued in a cloth-covered slipcase. ISBN 0 941826 07 4. Price: [$58.00]. Copyright page: Printed by hand at | Cheap Street. Pagination: [1-6] 7-43 [44-48]. Illustrated by Judy King-Rieniets.

A Bed Of Earth

Novel. 90,000 words.
Book III of The Secret Books Of Venus.

In her Author's Note, Tanith Lee states that "one moment of this story has already appeared, over thirty years ago, in a largely different form, and in a private publication - under my name and the title The Betrothed. That "one moment"appears as the section of PART ONE: Death entitled Meralda.
Nominated as no. 16 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 2003 Locus Poll.

The third book in Tanith Lee’s compelling series based on alchemy and the elements focuses on the element of earth. It is a haunting journey to a parallel version of sixteenth-century Venice, where a fierce territorial rivalry between two noble familie, the della Scorpias and the Barbarons, unearths a supernatural force from beneath the placid surface of the canals and rotting understructure of the city.
The struggle between the two families for space on the Isle of the Dead, the overcrowded burial ground for generations of Venetian nobility, becomes more and more heated. And fourteen-year-old Meralda della Scorpia is forced to pay the ultimate price. But as the years pass on, parties complicit in her disappearance. From both houses, begin to suffer the consequences in a series of shocking deaths that could come from none other than a supernatural foe. As these bizarre events throw the city into a panic, a humble apprentice gravedigger is left to sort out the mysteries - an effort that will enable him to unearth the secrets of his own shadowy past. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, [2002]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-58567-261-0. Price: $25.95. Copyright page: First Edition | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Pagination: [1-6] 7-330 [331-336]. Dustjacket design by Yellowstone Ltd. Dustjacket illustration by J.K. Potter.
  2. Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, [2003]. ISBN: 1-58567-455-9, $14.95, trade paperback. Copyright page: First published in the United States in 2003 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc. Copyright 2002 Tanith Lee | 1 3 5 7 9 9 6 4 2. Pagination: [1-6] 7-330 [331-336]. Cover design by Yellowstone Ltd. Cover illustration by J.K. Potter.

The Betrothed

Short story. 5500 words.

"Concerning the short story "The Betrothed," about which people often ask me. It was a private printing a friend made about fourteen years or more ago, in order to test his private printing press. There were about six copies. It's a short story which one day I might rework as it has some good things in it, but is currently irrelevant either to my writing career or my publishing history." -Tanith Lee, quoted in Dragonfields, No 4, Winter 1983, page 25 (Charles de Lint, editor).

Note: An expanded and rewritten version of this story appears as a part of the novel A Bed Of Earth.

Genesta learns from her father that she is betrothed to the Lord Tyrant of Chiara and Forcenza. This news fills her with fear, although she does not know her future husband, or anything about him. Soon, she meets Lorenzo de Cerini, a young lord from Sienna. Realizing that she has fallen in love with this captain of fortune, she agrees to leave with him and marry him instead of Lord Chiara. The pair sneak away in the night, but are soon stopped by ten of the Lord Tyrant's men, who escort them to Chiara's fortress. In the fortress, Genesta lives as a virtual prisoner of the man her father has chosen to be her husband. Lorenzo, however, suffers a more unpleasant fate. (annotation based on information provided by Jim Fields)
  1. Sidcup: The Slughorn Press, 1968. Printed wrappers, sewn binding. ISBN [0 900927 01 1]. Price: [2/6 (£0.12½)]. Copyright page: Printed & Published | by | M. J. Turner | 23, Oxford Road | Sidcup, Kent. Pagination: [i]: title page; [ii]: copyright; 1-17: text; [18]: blank. Notes: (1) The British Library's copy of this title was received by the British Museum on 25 Nov 1968. (2) The British Library's copy is bound in a plain pressed board cover with no text or illustration. This cover is light blue in colour, with light brown borders. This outer cover appears to be a part of the original publication.*

The Birthgrave

Novel. 185,000 words.
The first volume of The Birthgrave Trilogy.
Nominated for the 1975 Nebula Award for best novel.
Nominated as no. 20 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1976 Locus Poll.

The place: the heart of a rumbling volcano.
The person: a woman awakening from a deathlike sleep.
The time: unknown, far from today.
The problem: her identity. Who is she? What are her powers? Where is her lover and who or what is he? What is to be her relation to the world in which she finds herself ... slave girl, goddess, nomad, or warrior?
The author: a science fiction talent to be compared only with those of C. L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, or Andre Norton. Marion Zimmer Bradley, who wrote a special introduction, says, "It's filled with adventure and beauty, rich alien names, half-sketched barbarian societies, ruined cities, decadence and wonder"; As I read this I thought most often of "The Dying Earth" stories of Jack Vance. THE BIRTHGRAVE has something of the same color and wonder... You can get involved, learn to know the people, get fully submerged in the colorful and fascinating world Tanith Lee presents. And I predict that when you, satisfied but regretful, turn over the last page, you too will wish there were more." (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1975]. Publisher's number: 154 (UW1177). ISBN: 451 UW1177 150 (i.e. 0 87997 177). Price: $1.50. Mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1975, by Tanith Lee. First Printing, June 1975 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover and frontispiece illustration by George Barr. Note: the Marion Zimmer Bradley introduction mentioned on the cover does not actually appear in the first issue of this book. Page [5] is a table of contents, and page [6], is blank.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc. Published by The New American Library of Canada Limited, [1975]. Publisher's number: 154 (UW1177). ISBN: 451 UW1177 150 (i.e. 0 87997 177), $1.50 (Canadian), mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1975, by Tanith Lee. First Printing, June 1975 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is, actually, the 2nd printing, as published by DAW Canada, 1975].Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover and frontispiece illustration by George Barr. Note: the Marion Zimmer Bradley introduction mentioned on the cover does not actually appear in the first issue of this book. Page [5] is a table of contents, and page [6], is blank.
  3. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1975]. Publisher's number: 154 (UW1177). ISBN: 451 UW1177 150 (i.e. 0 87997 177), $1.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1975, by Tanith Lee. First Printing, June 1975 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is, actually, the 3rd printing, as published by DAW, in 1975]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover and frontispiece illustration by George Barr. Note: this printing has the Marion Zimmer Bradley introduction on p. [5-6] but lacks the table of contents printed on p. [5] in the first and second issues.
  4. [London]: Futura Publications Limited, [1977]. ISBN 0 8600 7942 2, £1.25, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publications Limited. Copyright Tanith Lee 1975. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Gino d'Achille.
  5. [London]: Futura, [1979]. ISBN 0 8600 7942 2, £1.25, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publications Limited. Reprinted 1979. Copyright Tanith Lee 1975. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Peter A. Jones.
  6. New York: DAW Books, Inc., Published by The New American Library of Canada Limited, [1981]. ISBN 0 87997 672 1, $3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First printing, June 1975 | 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is, in fact, the 5th printing by DAW Canada in 1981]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly, Frontispiece illustration by George Barr.
  7. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1982]. ISBN 0-87997-776-0, $3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First printing, June 1975 | 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is, in fact, the 6th printing issued 1982]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly. Frontispiece illustration by George Barr.
  8. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1986]. ISBN 0 88677 127 7, $3.95 (US), $4.95 (Canadian), mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1975, by Tanith Lee. First printing, June 1975 | 8 9 10 11 12. [Note: this is, actually, the 8th printing as published by DAW in 1986]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly, Frontispiece illustration by George Barr.
  9. [London]: Futura, [1985]. ISBN 0-86007-942-2, £2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publications Limited. Reprinted 1979, 1985. Copyright Tanith Lee 1975. Pagination: [1-6] 7-408. Cover illustration by Peter A. Jones.
  10. Winnetka, CA.: Norilana Books, 2010. Two simultaneous issues.
    1. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-60762-079-2. Price: $39.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-551 [552-568]. Dustjacket illustration by John Kaiine. Frontispiece illustration by Tanith Lee. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-60762-080-8. Price: $21.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-551 [552-568]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Frontispiece illustration by Tanith Lee. Introduction by Tanith Lee.

    Dutch Translations:

  1. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff Science Fiction & Fantasy, July 1985. ISBN: 90-290-1678-7, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-8] 9-484 [485-488]. As "Het Geboorrtegraf", translated by Pon Ruiter. Cover illustration by Tim White. NOTE: This is the second printing.

    Finnish Translations:

  1. [Helsinki]: Kustannus Oy Jalava, July 1985. ISBN: 951-887-360-7, laminated cover over boards. Pagination: [1-6] 7-485 [486]. As "Synnyinhauta", translated by Mika Renvall. Cover illustration by Jukka Murtosaari.

    French Translations:

  1. Verviers [Belgium]: Marabout, 1976. Mass-market paperback. As "La Tombe de Naissance", translated by Elisabeth Vonarburg.
  2. Verviers [Belgium]: Les Nouvelles Éditions Marabout, 1979. Mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-5] 6-178 [179-192]. As "Le Réveil du Volcan", translated by Francis Max. Cover illustration by Peter Andrew Jones.
  3. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, August 1984. ISBN: ISBN 2-277-21690-9, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-4] 5-376 [377-383]. As "La Déesse Voilée", translated by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Michel Gourdon.
  4. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, February 1986. ISBN: ISBN 2-277-21690-9, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-4] 5-376 [377-383]. As "La Déesse Voilée", translated by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Michel Gourdon.
  5. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, February 1991. ISBN: ISBN 2-277-21690-9, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-4] 5-376 [377-383]. As "La Déesse Voilée", translated by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Boris Vallejo.
  6. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, 1993. ISBN: 2-277-21690-9, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-4] 5-376 [377-383]. As "La Déesse Voilée", translated by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Hubert de Lartigue.
  7. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, June 2004. ISBN: 2-290-55826-3. Mass-market paperback. Pagination: [5]-379. As "La Déesse Voilée", translated by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Vincent Garigneux.

    German Translations:

  1. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1979. ISBN: 3-453-30525-6, DM 6.80, mass-market paperback. As "Im Herzen Des Vulkans", translated by Thomas Schlück. Pagination: [1-8] 9-382 [383-384]. Cover illustration by Esteban Maroto. Interior map illustrated by Erhard Ringer. Interior illustrations by Hubert Schweizer.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Libra Editrice, February 1978. Pictorial dustwrapper over paper-covered boards, Lit. 6.500. Pagination: [1-6] 7-588 [589-600]. As "Nata Dal Vulcano", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Pages 7-22 and 561-570 contain an introduction and a postscript, respectively, by Ugo Malaguti. Pages 571-590 contain an appedix entitled "La Fantascienza E Le Donne" by Sandro Pergameno.
  2. Milan: Editrice Nord, March 1996. ISBN: 88-8183-123-6, Lit. 24.000, stiff pictorial wrappers over trade paperback. Pagination: [1-6] i-x 437 [438-448]. As "Nata Dal Vulcano", translated by Viviana Viviani. Cover illustration by Alan Craddock.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Saint Petersburg: Bibliopolis, 1993. ISBN: 5-87671-039-3, hardcover. Pagination: [1-4] 5-466 [467-470]. As "Vosstavshaya Iz Pepla", translated by V. Fedorov. Cover artist as yet identified.

Black Unicorn

Young adult novel. 50,000 words.
The first volume in the Unicorn series.

It was big and beautiful and so black that it was like a hole in space, and it was completely impossible. Everybody knew there were no unicorns. Unicorns didn't belong in this world except in legends. But there it stood, radiating magical power, in the shattered wreck of the party.
Nobody knew where it had come from, or what it wanted. Not even Jaive, the sorceress, could fathom the mystery of the fabled beast. But Tanquil, Jaive's completely unmagical daughter, understood it at once. She knew why the unicorn was there.
It had come for her.
It needed her.
Yet she was the girl with no talent for magic. She could only fiddle with broken bits of machinery and make them work again.
What could she do for a unicorn? (dustwrapper copy)
  1. New York: Atheneum, 1991. Paper-covered boards with cloth shelf back. ISBN: 0-689-31575-9. Price: $14.95. Copyright page: First Edition | Printed in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-2] 3-138. Dustjacket art and interior illustrations by Heather Cooper. Cover design by Paul Perlow. Interior design by Paula Keller and Linda Rippolo.
  2. New York: Atheneum, [1991 i.e. 1992]. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club, [$6.98], hardcover. ISBN: 0-689-31575-9. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-2] 3-138. Dustjacket art and interior illustrations by Heather Cooper. Cover design by Paul Perlow. Interior design by Paula Keller and Linda Rippolo.
  3. New York: Tor Fantasy, [1993]. ISBN 0-812-52459-4, $3.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Black Unicorn copyright 1991 by Tanith Lee. Text copyright 1991 by Tanith Lee. Interior illustrations copyright 1991 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. First Tor edition: August 1993 | 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-iv] [1-3] 4-188. Cover illustration by Dennis Nolan. Interior illustrations by Heather Cooper.
  4. [London]: Orbit, [1994]. ISBN 1-85723-211-9, £4.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in the USA in 1991 by Tor. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Orbit. Black Unicorn copyright 1991 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. Text copyuright 1991 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [i-iv, 1-3] 4-188. Cover illustration uncredited. Interior illustrations by Heather Cooper.
  5. [London]: Orbit, [1995]. ISBN 1-85723-211-9, £4.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in the USA in 1991 by Tor. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Orbit. Reprinted 1995 (twice). Pagination: [i-iv, 1-3] 4-188. Cover image uncredited.
  6. [Sutton]: Severn House, [1995]. ISBN 0 7278 4867 4, £15.99, hardcover. Jacket illustration by Derek Colligan.
  7. New York: ibooks, [2002]. ISBN 0-7434-4512-0, $12.00, trade paperback. Copyright page: First ibooks, inc. printing December 2002 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2. Pagination: [1-8] 3-138. Cover painting by Heather Cooper. Cover design by Mike Rivilis. Interior design by Paula Keller and Linda Rippolo.
  8. New York: ibooks, [2005]. ISBN 1-5968-7162-8, $12.00, trade paperback. Copyright page: Second ibooks, inc. printing December 2005 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2. Pagination: [1-8] 3-138. Cover painting by Heather Cooper. Cover design by Mike Rivilis. Interior design by Paula Keller and Linda Rippolo.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Hachette Jeunesse, May 1993. ISBN 2-01-020339-9, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-249 [250-256]. As "La Licorne Noire", translated by Marianne Costa. Cover illustration and interior art by Kelek.
  2. Paris: Hachette Jeunesse, 1997. Mass-market paperback. ISBN: 2-01-020339-9. Pagination: 249. As "La Licorne Noire", translated by Marianne Costa. Cover art and other illustrations by Kelek.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Barcelona: Editorial Timun Mas, S.A., 1993. Cloth covered boards with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN: 84-7722-824-8. Pagination: [1-8] 9-200. As "El Unicornio Negro", translated by Roser Berdagué. Dustjacket illustration by Heather Cooper. Cover design by Víctor Viano. Interior design by Paula Keller and Linda Rippolo. Note: "El Vuelo del Dragón" appears as subtitle on title page.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: ibooks, [2005]
    Available for the Kindle via Amzon US
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK

The Blood Of Roses

Novel. 230,000 words.
Nominated as no. 7 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1991 Locus Poll.

LOVE, HISTORY OR BLOOD: WHICH IS THE STRONGEST?
Mechail Korhlen, deformed son of a forest lord and a woman rumoured to be a witch, is an enigma. In his childhood something black settled on him and drank from his throat. Perhaps it marked him out as forever belonging to the dark...
At twenty-one Mechail, a victim of intrigue, is murdered. But astonishingly, he rises from the dead and takes a terrible revenge before fleeing his home. And the fulfilment of his destiny begins.
The fate of all who live in this magically forested world is subject to the seductive will of Anjelen, a priest possessed of enormous powers. He is a terrifying and dynamic force- but for good, or for evil?
And what is the mystery at the heart of the seemingly Christian monastery Anjelen rules?
Is it that he - and his followers - drink blood? (dustwrapper copy - trade edition)
  1. London Sydney Auckland Johannesburg: Century A Legend Book, [1990]. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. ISBN 0 7126 3662 5, [£40.00], Cloth covered boards, issued without dustwrapper in a cloth covered slipcase. Copyright page: This special limited edition of two hundred copies first | published in Great Britain on 12 April 1990 by Legend. Pagination: [i-xii] [1-2] 3-678 [679-680].
  2. London Sydney Auckland Johannesburg: Century A Legend Book, [1990]. ISBN 0 7126 2916 5, £14.99, paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. Copyright page: First published in 1990 by Legend. Pagination: [i-x, 1-2] 3-678. Dustjacket illustration by Jeff Willis. Note: A simultaneous trade paperback binding of this title (ISBN 0 7126 3825 3, £7.50) was announced by the publisher, but was apparently never issued.
  3. [London]: Legend, [1991]. ISBN 0-09-967860-8, £5.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain in 1990 by Legend. Legend paperback edition 1991. Pagination: [i-x] [1-2] 3-678. Cover illustration by Jeff Willis.

    German Translations:

  1. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-453-08528-0, 16,90 DM, mass-market paperback. As "Der Dunkle Engel", translated by Norbert Stöbe. Pagination: [1-7] 8-445 [446-448]. Note: this volume consists of books I and II and is considered to be Part I of the German translation. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan.
  2. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-453-08529-9, 16,90 DM, mass-market paperback. As "Der Gott Des Waldes", translated by Norbert Stöbe. Pagination: [1-7] 8-395 [396-399]. Note: this volume consists of books III-V and is considered to be Part II of the German translation. Cover illustration by Oliviero Berni.

The Book Of The Beast

Novel. 60,000 words.
The second volume of The Secret Books Of Paradys.
Collected in The Secret Books Of Paradys 1 & 2.
Collected in The Secret Books Of Paradys: The Complete Paradys Cycle.

Welcome to the nightmare world of Paradys!
It was created on the fifth day of the Earth; scaled not feathered- the Beast.
From the most ancient of days, passed through the seed of generations, still it preys on the unlucky, the unwary and the unchaste. Its appetite is ravenous and eternal.
Tanith Lee weaves a chilling tale of horror through the streets of Paradys: from the times when the Legions ruled the Empire, and Centurion Retullus Vusca hoped to change his luck... to the wedding of an innocent maid who hoped to win the affection of a cold, but handsome lord, unaware of the consequences of her seduction... to a scholar, wise in the ways of magic, who was determined to end the terror... And all the while there were cries in the night, and blood on the stones in the morning. (cover copy - trade issue)
  1. London Sydney Wellington: Unwin Paperbacks, [1988]. Two issues, priority as indicated.
    1. Trade issue. ISBN 0-04-440152-3, £6.95, trade paperback with pictorial wrappers. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain by Unwin Paperbacks, an imprint of Unwin Hyman Limited, 1988. Copyright Tanith Lee, 1988. "The Secret Books of Paradys II" at head of title. Pagination: [i-viii, 1-2] 3-196 [197-200]. Cover illustration by Peter Goodfellow. Cover lettering by Tony Spaul.
    2. Limited edition. ISBN 0-04-440152-3. Limited issue of 250 copies. Paper-covered boards. Issued without dustwrapper in a paper slipcase with a copy of the limited issue of The Book Of The Damned as The Secret Books Of Paradys. Price: [£45.00] for the set. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain by Unwin Paperbacks, an imprint of Unwin Hyman Limited, 1988. Copyright Tanith Lee, 1988. Pagination: [i-viii 1-2] 3-196 [197-200]. Book designer uncredited.
  2. London Sydney Wellington: Unwin Paperbacks, [1989]. ISBN 0-04-440323-2, £2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain by Unwin Paperbacks, an imprint of Unwin Hyman Limited, 1988. This edition 1989. Copyright Tanith Lee 1988. Pagination: [i-viii] [1-2] 3-196 [197-200]. Cover illustration by Peter Goodfellow. Cover Lettering by Tony Spaul.
  3. Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, [1991]. ISBN 0-87951-417-5, $19.95, hardcover. Copyright page: First published in 1991 by The Overlook Press. Copyright 1989 [i.e. 1988] by Tanith Lee. First published in the UK by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Pagination: [1-8] 3-196. Dusjacket illustration by Wayne Barlowe.
  4. Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, [1997]. ISBN 0-87951-698-4, $13.95, trade paperback. Copyright page: First paperback published in 1997 by The Overlook Press. Copyright 1989 Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-8] 3-196. Cover illustration by Wayne Barlowe.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, February 1992. ISBN: 88-04-35588-3, Lit. 26.000, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-247 [248-252]. As "Il Regno Della Magia", translated by Maria Grazia Griffini. Cover illustration by Sanjulian.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Kodokawa Shoten, May 1992. ISBN: 4-04-791199-2, ¥2,000, pictorial dustjacket over pictorial cloth covered boards. Pagination: [i-ii] [1-6] 7-249 [250-256]. As "Paradeisu No Hi Roku Genjuu No Kaki", translated by Sayako Asaba. Dustjacekt illustration and cloth cover illustration by Aubrey Beardsley.
  2. Tokyo: Kadokawa Horror Bunko, April 1994. 4-04-266701-5. ¥560, paperback. Pagination: [1-3] 4-271 [272-288]. As "Paradeisu No Hi Roku Genjuu No Kaki", translated by Sayako Asaba. Cover illustration, frontispiece and internal illustrations by Mari Kotani.

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