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  • Title: Witchlight
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780765347145
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback

  • Witchlight By Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley, one of the most beloved and praised fantasy storytellers of our time, has once again written a compelling and powerful novel with larger than life characters.Winter Musgrave s past is largely blank, her memories missing or tissue thin She seem to be possessed objects shatter when she passes, the corpses of animal appear on her doorstep And she hasMarion Zimmer Bradley, one of the most beloved and praised fantasy storytellers of our time, has once again written a compelling and powerful novel with larger than life characters.Winter Musgrave s past is largely blank, her memories missing or tissue thin She seem to be possessed objects shatter when she passes, the corpses of animal appear on her doorstep And she has the terrible feeling that something horrible happened in her empty past results of which are now haunting her with unbridled fury.Seeking help, Winter turns to Truth Jourdemayne and learns that the key to unlocking her lost memories lies within herself and in the magickal circle of friends in college But the circle was broken long ago Winter must reconstruct it is she is to save her life.Not just the story of a woman s search for her missing past, Witchlight is a powerful novel of contemporary fantasy that pulls readers in and hold them until the final page Anyone who loves good contemporary fiction will devour Witchlight.
    Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.Bradley s first published novel length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly.Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works outside the speculative fiction genre, including some gay and lesbian pulp fiction novels For example, I Am a Lesbian was published in 1962 Though relatively tame by today s standards, they were considered pornographic when published, and for a long time she refused to disclose the titles she wrote under these pseudonyms.Her 1958 story The Planet Savers introduced the planet of Darkover, which became the setting of a popular series by Bradley and other authors The Darkover milieu may be considered as either fantasy with science fiction overtones or as science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover is a lost earth colony where psi powers developed to an unusual degree Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by herself, but in her later years collaborated with other authors for publication her literary collaborators have continued the series since her death.Bradley took an active role in science fiction and fantasy fandom, promoting interaction with professional authors and publishers and making several important contributions to the subculture.For many years, Bradley actively encouraged Darkover fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley s that had similarities to some of the fan s stories As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction.Bradley was also the editor of the long running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including male authors in her anthologies Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death in September of 1999.Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books like the Darkover series, the later novels are written with or by other authors and have continued to appear after Bradley s death.In 2000, she was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement In 2014, Bradley was accused of sexual abuse by her daughter, Moira Greyland, who claims that she was molested from the age of 3 to 12 Greyland also claimed that she was not the only victim and that she was one of the people who reported her father, Walter H Breen, for child molestation In response to these allegations Bradley s publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd announced that they will donate all income from the sales of Bradley s e books to the charity Save the Children From

    Witchlight By Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Commentaires:

    Olga Godim
    I never read this author before, despite her celebrity status in the speculative fiction genre, and this book definitely wasn t the one to start It s rather blah The heroine s all consuming emotion throughout the story is anger She is stubborn, snooty, and she doesn t treat anyone well For all I can tell, she doesn t like anyone, with rare exceptions She is cold and inconsiderate and indecently self absorbed I disliked her, and my attitude towards her spilled over to her story I disliked it Besi [...]

    Amy
    Poorly written, way too cliche, flat characters, wholly unsatisfying The third MZB book I ve read, and it failed to deliver at every level Countless times I yelled out WHAT while reading This was usually followed by some of the biggest eye rolls I ve ever performed in my life Useless, lifeless book.

    Chiara
    I ve read a number of Bradley s books and enjoyed most of them though Mists of Avalon was by far her best But this was horrid Don t waste your time.

    Chibineko
    I ve read a few books by MZB, so I was pretty surprised at the subject of this book Where I usually associate her with fairy tale kingdoms Arthurian legends, this book is solidly in the present 1990s The end result is something that both pleased disappointed me.Winter is a young woman running from something that she is unable to describe Previously she was a self assured young mover shaker on Wall Street, but took a leave of absence from all of that due to reasons she is somewhat unable to put h [...]

    Holyn
    I love Marion Zimmer Bradley s writing but have never read her books outside of those associated with the Mists of Avalon series So this novel was my first foray into her general fantasy fiction.It was a strange ride, although I did read the entire book in one day as I had to find out what happens This is a sort of mystery novel with a sci fi fantasy twist The main character, Winter I have to say the names in this novel were a little like something out of a bad renaissance fair Everytime a new c [...]

    Melissa
    After the mess that was Ghostlight book one in the Light series I was relieved to find this one was written a little better It isn t really necessary to read them in order, although you will miss out a little on the backstory of some characters And there s been some uproar about the fact that this book was co authored ghostwritten, completely written, noone seems to know for sure by someone other than Marion Zimmer Bradley, despite her name being on the cover.When Winter Musgrave finds herself i [...]

    Linda
    Thirty something Winter Musgrave awakens one morning possessing only ragged shreds of memory about her very identity Even scary are the mutilated animals she keeps finding in the yard, and the creepy way in which things keep flying off shelves Hysterical, Winter seeks the assistance of a team of parapsychologists, and by following their advice, she begins to recover bits and pieces of her past She also discovers that she has some formidable psychic abilities.Witchlight cannot even hold a pale c [...]

    Millerbug
    I liked this better than the first one It had a little bit plot twists in it Although the main character was a bitter woman, kind of like Truth was in the first book, Winter finds herself and discovers that she doesn t have to be so bitter and angry over her past and how much forgiveness heals Thrown in are some interesting things about the paranormal and some witchcraft and occultism, makes for a interesting read I wanted to learn about the Grey Angels , but that seems to be being saved for a [...]

    Althea Ann
    Winter Musgrave awakens one morning in a remote farmhouse, and realizes she has amnesia She cannot remember exactly how long she s been living in the house or why she came there She has vague memories of being a successful New York stockbroker, but doesn t know why she quit until she begins to find dead, mutilated animals on her doorstep, and flashes of the horror she s endured come back to her In the fear that she is causing occult phenomena unconsciously, she seeks out psychic researcher Truth [...]

    Kim
    I should have read this book BEFORE I read Gravelight, but since there was nothing on the books telling me which order was correct, I ended up reading them as I did Of the three I ve read Ghostlight, Gravelight and Witchlight, I liked Witchlight the best It has several of the characters present in the other two books, and they play a somewhat minor role The main character, Winter Musgrave, has recently checked herself out of an asylum for the wealthy She can t remember most of her past, and she [...]

    Catherine Yezak
    I really didn t care for this book I didn t get very far in it It took to long to get into the story and I couldn t really follow where it was going It didn t make any sense to me.

    Jillian
    I was rummaging around on my shelves, and I came across this Eh Sort of forgetable.

    Laura Henson
    An intense psychological mystery set amid modern witchcraft and family politics Can Winter regain the person she once was Does she want to And just who would that be Reading it than a decade after it was written does leave a feeling that the story is a bit dated, as certain aspects seemed to belong to the 1970s than today, but keeping the publication date in mind can overcome that.

    Susan Kelley
    Do I have to say than blah I suppose I should I couldn t stand this audiobook I just completely disliked it First of all, the main character, Winter, is a woman yet they get a man to read it Why Secondly, the reader, Pat Bottino, was HORRIBLE He flip flopped between being too dry and being a drama queen And, all of his characters sounded the same I blame the director producer mainly The quality of the recording was not good Sometimes the reader sounded like he was in a huge empty room, other ti [...]

    Bex
    This was my introduction to Marion Zimmer Bradley The story was not at all what I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed the book nevertheless Bradley s writing is clear and concise and brings you right into the scene and into the characters minds and who they are as people Winter Musgrave is a strong heroine, on the search for a part of her past she has repressed and therefore forgotten She is strong enough to figure it out and face up to it and come out a better person for it in the end If [...]

    Jeremy Preacher
    Witchlight is the most internally consistent and successful of the series, I think I like Gravelight s first half better, and fans of gothic romance might well prefer Ghostlight, but Witchlight has a solid plot, some interesting metaphysics, and a twist ending that was actually pretty startling It s still not a good book, really, but it has some things to say and it says them It is worth noting that this book, and the rest of the series, were published years after MZB s death, and are in fact co [...]

    Connie
    This book has the most unlikable main character I have ever experienced She is selfish, bitchy, self absorbed and judgmental 95% of the book is about her exploration of her forgotten past She goes to several people for help, but is nasty to them In one scene, she pushes through a bunch of students to get to the receptionist Then she is angry when the receptionist doesn t drop everything and help her immediately That is typical of how she is throughout the book, and she doesn t change When she fi [...]

    Cathi95
    Fantasy 1995 Light 2 Winter Musgrave is the center of strange phenomena, including the bloody bodies of small animals It took a really long time to get the story rolling, the narrative just kept rolling around the same information over and over But once it took off, the story was engaging Winter ends up finding Truth Jourdemayne from book 1 and they work together to find out what s going on I read it in a day So far, this series is interesting but not great Sometimes it feels like there were a r [...]

    Nicole
    I was really expecting to love this book and was shocked by how bored I was reading it The characters were flat, the storyline was predictable, and most of it seemed to consist of the characters inner monologue Every time I thought something exciting was about to happen, I was left disappointed The only thing that kept me reading was the hope that the story would pick up, followed by the sheer will of knowing that I was almost done so I might as well finish it At least it had a happy ending, but [...]

    Luseride
    Winter Musgrave knows something is wrong but has no idea how she got to where she is or why she is there The dead animals, open doors, and the fear of outside just add to the stress of the mystery She finally ventures out and gets help from Truth Jourdemayne and learns about her past than expected but there are still many blank spots.Her journey to sort out her past also takes her on a journey to find herself and her strength Witchlight follows the mystical theme often seen in books of the late [...]

    Tom
    She wore a light raincoat beaded with moisture over a pink cotton Shaker sweater, tan corduroy slacks, and oxblood loafers Her frizzy riot of copper red hair was stifled in a severe braid that could not quite control the rain sequined halo of frizz something unseen, in the back of my mind, like dark and formless cloud, threatening to upend my carefully constructed world of reason and logic said to me, unbidden, that maybe I am not the target audience for this particular book.

    Debbi
    Well s obvious to me that MZB did not write this book It lacked her elegance in the written word There were a number of bad writing issues in it However, the story was interesting and the plot moved forward at a good pace I felt there were loose ends that needed to be addressed and some sort of closure with Truth and the Institute I m not sure I ll bother reading any books in this series too many really good books out there.

    Kilgallen
    A true urban fantasy novel Overall this was a good quick read and would have been a four or five star rating if I could have felt anything other then annoyed with the main charater It was not that the character was poorly written but she was so abrasive and unlikable that I was less then concerned with her fate In fact I would not have been at all concerned if she had been killed off at any time.

    Kate
    One of the best of the Light series so far, with several spine tingling moments and real suspense Winter Musgrave is a typical not terribly likable MZB heroine searching for a way to rid herself of a poltergeist and at the same time unlock a past she s completely forgotten Truth Jourdemayne and Dylan Palmer from Ghostlight play a significant role, and while it s not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one, it will help explain some things.

    Crisp
    This was better than the first though the main character Winter didn t quite inspire my empathy at the start You see Truth fully embracing her abilities in this book, helping Winter although in limited fashion deal with the phenomenon that is bringing dead and flayed animals to her wherever she flees.

    Maggie
    The second in a series of 4, continuing the story of Truth Jourdemayne and her ongoing battle against bad magic, especially those dealing with the Blackburn Work established by her father After reading the first two in this series I decided not to read any further They re ok but enough is enough.

    Frank
    Book on tape I m kinda surprised that I enjoyed this as the reader was mediocre and the story is about a horror mood than a real plot, and I rarely enjoy that, but I dug it It was abridged which probably helped, but it kinda gave me that good campfire story creepinessad I thrifted it.

    Angie Lisle
    This book was better than Ghostlight, in that the writing wasn t overtly draped in the Gothic Romance characteristics that overwhelmed Ghostlight There was less passive sentence structure written in past tense, so the book read easily and quickly But I still find the characters lacking none seem like real people, which makes it difficult to lose yourself in the story.

    Tracy Scott-gle
    Sorcery and the stock marketVery good Through all the twists and turns of lost memories, Marion Zimmer Bradley takes one in and out of the occult And just when you think you have it figured out oh no

    Nicole
    Review Witchlight by Marion Zimmer Bradleybookywooks 2010 0 Brilliant Intoxicating Enthralling Why read the classics when there are so many wonderful contemporary books like this one.

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