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Emma Bull

Autor(a) de War for the Oaks

62+ Works 8,820 Membros 270 Reviews 60 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Emma Bull, By Emma Bull

Image credit: Will Shetterly and Emma Bull (1994)


Obras de Emma Bull

War for the Oaks (1987) 2,675 cópias
Freedom and Necessity (1997) 1,084 cópias
Finder (1994) 967 cópias
Bone Dance (1991) 862 cópias
Territory (2007) 742 cópias
Falcon (1989) 444 cópias
Liavek 1 (1985) — Editor — 312 cópias
The Players of Luck (1986) — Editor, Contributor — 227 cópias
Wizard's Row (1987) — Editor — 199 cópias
Shadow Unit 1 (2011) 168 cópias
Festival Week (1990) — Editor — 155 cópias
Spells of Binding (1988) — Editor — 147 cópias
Double Feature (1994) 132 cópias
Shadow Unit 2 (2011) — Editor — 65 cópias
Shadow Unit 3 (2011) — Editor — 60 cópias
Shadow Unit 4 (2011) 48 cópias
Shadow Unit 6 (2011) — Diretor — 46 cópias
Shadow Unit 5 (2011) 43 cópias
Shadow Unit 8 (2011) — Editor; Autor — 41 cópias
Shadow Unit 7 (2011) 41 cópias
Shadow Unit 9 (2011) — Editor — 38 cópias
Shadow Unit 12 (2012) — Editor — 35 cópias
Shadow Unit 10 (2011) — Autor — 33 cópias
Shadow Unit 11 (2012) 30 cópias
Shadow Unit 13 (2013) 29 cópias
Shadow Unit 14 (2014) — Editor — 24 cópias
Shadow Unit 15 (2014) 23 cópias
And Other Stories (2012) 9 cópias
Silver or Gold [novelette] (1992) 7 cópias
Liavek 8: Festival Week (2017) 4 cópias
A Bird That Whistles (1989) 4 cópias
Breathe 4 cópias
Not Alone 3 cópias
The Sin Eater (2011) 3 cópias
Cuckoo 3 cópias
Ballistic 3 cópias
The Black Fox 2 cópias
Danceland (1986) 2 cópias
Refining Fire 2 cópias
Lucky Day 2 cópias
Getaway 2 cópias
Endgames 2 cópias
The Unicorn Evils (2011) 2 cópias
Shadow Unit 1 - 15 1 exemplar(es)
Danceland Blood {short story} (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
The Joshua Tree 1 exemplar(es)
For It All {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Nine Muses 1 exemplar(es)
My Generation 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Paths of the Dead (2002) — Contribuinte — 1,116 cópias
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) — Contribuinte — 1,033 cópias
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) — Contribuinte — 1,031 cópias
After the King (1991) — Contribuinte — 769 cópias
Sword and Sorceress I (1984) — Contribuinte — 705 cópias
The Book of Ballads (2004) — Contribuinte — 566 cópias
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Contribuinte — 503 cópias
Bordertown: Where Magic Meets Rock & Roll (1986) — Contribuinte — 390 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 311 cópias
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Contribuinte — 305 cópias
Life on the Border (1991) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 255 cópias
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Contribuinte — 247 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
New Magics (2004) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Kitty's Mix-Tape (2020) — Introdução, algumas edições76 cópias
The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas (2018) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Traverses. L'anthologie de fantasy urbaine (2002) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


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A young princess must be given everything she wants in this original fairy-tale, or else the curse put upon her by the Lord of the Night will lead to the death of her parents and the ruination of her kingdom. Realizing one day that she must set out to find what she really wants, the girl takes to the road on her swift white horse that can traverse the length of the kingdom in a day. Accompanied by her walnut-brown dog who understands speech, her ash-gray cat as swift as a blink and as clever as six professors, and her ink-black crow who can recite every poem in the world, and carrying her blue invisibility cloak, the princess parts with each of her animals to help people she meets along the way. Eventually she even gives away her cloak, receiving in return a magical ring that will aid her in obtaining her heart's desire: freedom from the Lord of the Night's curse...

Published in 1994, The Princess and the Lord of the Night is, as far as I know, the only picture book ever produced by author Emma Bull, who is better known for her fantasy fiction for adult readers. The story itself is a wonderful tale, one in which generosity and courage are rewarded, as the eponymous princess finds that she wants others to be safe, happy and healthy more than she wants to hold on to the wonders which belong to her—a state of affairs which results in her winning her freedom from the curse holding her, her family and her kingdom captive. The accompanying artwork from illustrator Susan Gaber, done in watercolor and colored pencil, is just lovely, capturing the beauty and magic of the princess, her companions and her journey. I have encountered Gaber's work before, in Heather Forest's Stone Soup, and in her The Baker's Dozen, and have enjoyed it, but I think the illustrations here far surpass what can be found in those two other titles. In any case, this is one I greatly enjoyed, and which I would recommend to young fairy-tales lovers, and to picture book audiences who enjoy fantastical stories.
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 outra resenha | Mar 14, 2024 |
Enjoyable. The first fantasy (the first fiction) I've read in a surprisingly long time.

The ending was weirdly anticlimactic, though. I mean, call me naive, but I thought the actual Gunfight was going to be involved. This was more like... fanfic of a historical event. Like she didn't feel the need to cover everything; she was just covering a side story. I guess that's okay if you're a LOT more familiar with the historical events than I am. I read the Wikipedia page, though, and while I was entertained to recognize the names, the relationships and back-and-forth were very confusing. A fictionalized version of the full event could have been a lot more fun and made a lot more sense.

I could tell she was trying to subvert the race stuff, and that was relatively interesting. But for all that Jesse's flashbacks suggested he and Lung were friends and equals who got into trouble together, in the book Lung only played "wise older Asian teacher." The disconnect was just bizarre. (I knew in advance that Bull has been kind of a douche re: race, but it may be one of those cases where someone who is trying and failing to get it gets a lot more flack than someone who is oblivious from start to finish. That doesn't excuse her, but it does a lot to explain some of the reactions I've read.)

The Chu subplot was loosely tacked on and unnecessary. I was even more annoyed once the secret had been revealed. I guess the way Mildred's reactions change is period-accurate (hell, it's pretty accurate for today, too), but it made me sick.

It was also weird how Wyatt finally gets his humanizing moment right at the end. Might have been interesting to have the competing philosophies right out on the table, instead of just letting him lurk around menacingly the entire book. Similarly, it might have been interesting to let some of Jesse's initial menace stick around.
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caedocyon | outras 41 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
In one sense, this is *too much* a love letter to Minneapolis (of the late 80s, at that). For me, who am unfamiliar with the city, the level of detail was annoying. But the fate of the city is the reason for the conflict between the fey. Once I got beyond the city-love, the characters and the story blossomed and captivated me
Treebeard_404 | outras 98 resenhas | Feb 7, 2024 |
Very solid start to what appears to be a great and long-running collaborative series. it lives up to its intent of serving more as a fictional episodic arc of stories ala a tv show rather than an anthology or story collection.

I'll be checking out additional sequels, as the characters grew on me (though the lack of equally fascinating antagonists is what caused the drop from 4 to 3 stars, though this is more likely due to it being the start of the series and the intro of the characters).
SESchend | outras 8 resenhas | Feb 2, 2024 |



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Pamela Dean Contributor
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John M. Ford Contributor
Gene Wolfe Contributor
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Barry B. Longyear Contributor
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Caroline Stevermer Contributor
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Jack Wickwire Maps, Illustrator
Shelley Eshkar Cover artist
Naomi Alderman Introduction
Pamela Patrick Cover artist
Mike Dringenberg Cover artist
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