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Rosemary Edghill

Autor(a) de Beyond World's End

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About the Author

Rosemary Edghill was born long enough ago to have seen Classic Trek on its first outing and to remember that she once thought Spock Must Die! to be great literature. As she aged, she put aside her fond dreams of taking over for Batman when he retired, and returned to her first love, writing. Her mostrar mais first SF sale (as eluki bes shahar) was the Hellflower series, in which Damon Runyon meets Doc Smith over at the old Bester place. Between books and short stories in every genre but the Western (several dozen so far), she's held the usual selection of odd and part-time writer jobs, including bookstore clerk, secretary, beta tester for computer software, graphic designer, book illustrator, library clerk, and administrative assistant for a non-profit arts organization. She can truthfully state that she once killed vampires for a living, and that without any knowledge of medicine has illustrated half-a-dozen medical textbooks mostrar menos
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(eng) Rosemary Edghill is a pseudonym for eluki bes shahar.

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Obras de Rosemary Edghill

Beyond World's End (2000) 943 cópias, 3 resenhas
Spirits White as Lightning (2001) 834 cópias, 4 resenhas
Mad Maudlin (2003) 679 cópias, 3 resenhas
Music to My Sorrow (2005) — Autor — 514 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Shadow of Albion (1999) — Autor — 409 cópias, 6 resenhas
Legacies (2010) 372 cópias, 19 resenhas
Bedlam's Edge (2005) — Editor, Contributor; Contribuinte, algumas edições360 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Sword of Maiden's Tears (1994) 258 cópias, 4 resenhas
Leopard in Exile (2001) 246 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Warslayer (2002) 242 cópias, 7 resenhas
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Editor — 239 cópias, 5 resenhas
Conspiracies (2011) — Autor — 191 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Cup of Morning Shadows (1995) 173 cópias, 2 resenhas
Speak Daggers to Her (1994) 169 cópias, 1 resenha
Dead Reckoning (2012) — Autor — 165 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Cloak of Night and Daggers (1997) 162 cópias, 2 resenhas
Book of Moons (1996) 143 cópias, 1 resenha
Hellflower (1991) 122 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sacrifices (2013) 122 cópias, 3 resenhas
Arcanum 101: Welcome New Students (2012) — Autor — 102 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Empty Crown (1997) 94 cópias
Smoke And Mirrors (1997) 91 cópias
Darktraders (1992) 82 cópias
Archangel Blues (1656) 74 cópias
Butterfly and Hellflower (1993) 68 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Bowl of Night (1996) 60 cópias, 1 resenha
The Waters and the Wild (2019) — Autor — 55 cópias, 5 resenhas
Met By Moonlight (1998) 54 cópias, 1 resenha
Two of a Kind: An English Trifle (1988) 41 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ill-Bred Bride (1991) 41 cópias
Turkish Delight (1988) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
A Host of Furious Fancies (2012) — Autor — 37 cópias
Fleeting Fancy (1992) 37 cópias, 1 resenha
Vengeance of Masks (2003) 4 cópias
Rosemary Edghill 2 cópias
Dreaming The Goddess (2021) 2 cópias
Riis Run 1 exemplar(es)
It's a Wonderful Life 1 exemplar(es)
Spellbinder {short story} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Dreaming The God 1 exemplar(es)
For Want of a Nail [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Icebreaker [novelette] (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Horse of Air [short story] (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Bitter Fruit 1 exemplar(es)
The Phaerie Bride 1 exemplar(es)
The Mould of Form 1 exemplar(es)
Prince of Exiles 1 exemplar(es)
The Ever-after 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Contribuinte — 1,050 cópias, 12 resenhas
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (2005) — Contribuinte — 825 cópias, 9 resenhas
Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Contribuinte — 741 cópias, 11 resenhas
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contribuinte — 632 cópias, 12 resenhas
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (2008) — Contribuinte — 613 cópias, 12 resenhas
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2009) — Contribuinte — 530 cópias, 18 resenhas
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contribuinte — 470 cópias, 7 resenhas
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1994) — Contribuinte — 395 cópias, 6 resenhas
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (2010) — Contribuinte — 392 cópias, 11 resenhas
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Contribuinte — 311 cópias, 3 resenhas
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (2011) — Contribuinte — 309 cópias, 9 resenhas
Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic & New Myths (15-in-1) (2001) — Contribuinte — 300 cópias, 2 resenhas
Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias, 3 resenhas
Sword and Sorceress XVIII (2001) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias, 3 resenhas
Elemental Magic (2012) — Contribuinte — 251 cópias, 8 resenhas
No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2014) — Contribuinte — 248 cópias, 9 resenhas
Return to Avalon (1996) — Contribuinte — 248 cópias, 1 resenha
Elementary (2013) — Contribuinte — 242 cópias, 7 resenhas
Catfantastic V (1999) — Contribuinte — 218 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sword and Sorceress XXI (2004) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias, 2 resenhas
Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2016) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias, 5 resenhas
Assassin Fantastic (2001) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias, 1 resenha
Low Port (2003) — Contribuinte, algumas edições158 cópias
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 2 (1995) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias, 1 resenha
Women of War (2005) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias, 1 resenha
Witches' Brew (2002) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias, 4 resenhas
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias, 1 resenha
Creature Fantastic (2001) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Maiden, Matron, Crone (2005) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias, 1 resenha
Villains Victorious (2001) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias, 1 resenha
Elf Magic (1997) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (1994) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias, 2 resenhas
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias, 1 resenha
The Magic Shop (2004) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias, 1 resenha
Spell Fantastic (2000) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Victories (2014) — Autor — 85 cópias, 1 resenha
The Sorcerer's Academy (2003) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias, 1 resenha
Tarot Fantastic (1997) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias, 1 resenha
Words of the Witches [Anthology 21-in-1] (2002) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias, 2 resenhas
Pharaoh Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Battle Magic (1998) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
First Contact (1997) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias, 1 resenha
The Future (1998) 58 cópias
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 1 resenha
Camelot Fantastic (1998) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias, 2 resenhas
Oceans of Magic (2001) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Ultimate X-Men (1996) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias, 1 resenha
Fantasy: The Best of 2001 (2002) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Zodiac Fantastic (1997) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Fortune Teller (1997) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Urban Nightmares (1997) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Gifts of Darkover (2015) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias, 1 resenha
Music of Darkover (2013) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias, 2 resenhas
Stars of Darkover (2014) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias, 1 resenha
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias, 1 resenha
Crossroads of Darkover (2018) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Realms of Darkover (2016) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 2 resenhas
Masques of Darkover (2017) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds (1992) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Lace and Blade 4 (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Cast of Characters (Anthology 28-in-1) (2012) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Galactic Creatures (2012) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine #13 Summer 1991 (1991) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Shahar, Eluki Bes
Edghill, Rosemary
Data de nascimento
Edghill, India (sister)
Pequena biografia
While this author has written romance, her primary genres are science fiction and fantasy. She has collaborated with Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey
Aviso de desambiguação
Rosemary Edghill is a pseudonym for eluki bes shahar.



Two things really stood out to me in this second book in the "Shadow Grail" series--Spirit is an overwhelmingly negative person and the combined pop culture knowledge of Lackey and Edghill is staggering. The opening few chapters alone have half a dozen different Star Wars references never mind the movie, comic book and even some anime references spread throughout the rest of the book.

To center on Spirit's negativity for a moment; I fully understand and agree with a character who later on validates Spirit's grief and inability to move past that grief. Its been more or less implied by almost every character of importance to Spirit that she can't find closure for her grief so she is instead projecting her need to fill that hole in her life by being useful. The fact that she is right every single time is a bit more irritating.

We're not given a real understanding as to why her friends keep rocking back and forth on whether Spirit is crazy delusional or scarily accurate in her fears, its implied that the Oakhurst rings they have to wear have something to do with it, but that's about it. So its frustrating as a reader to hear Spirit try to discuss reasonable fears, with justified reasoning and proof to back it up in some cases, and to have her friends say 'Oh Spirit get over yourself and try not to make everything about you.'. Every. Single. Time. It becomes a predictable pattern as Spirit voices a concern, in increasing measures of urgency, her friends pooh-pooh it at first telling her to calm down, Spirit wonders if she's going insane, something occurs and ta-da! Her friends all come streaming back to apologize. This happens at least three times.

So maybe Spirit overall negative attitude is understandable, just doesn't make it easier to read. She expends more energy worried that her friends aren't more worried then she does proactively fighting what has her so afraid. When she finally realizes this its almost too late to actually do very much but contain the situation enough so no one else gets hurts.

Meanwhile the book itself jumps around a bit in terms of pacing. Without knowing the particulars of the plotting process I'm left to wonder if they meant for this book to be two separate editions or just didn't realize how much they were trying to pack into the page length. We find out more about the ones who may have been behind the Wild Hunt in the first book, Legacies, as well as the mirror side to that fight. A character, Elizabeth, is introduced mostly as a plot device to explain to Spirit (and her friends) that entire backstory.

Between Spirit worrying about her friend's non-worry, her grief, her schoolwork, several mandatory school functions and a budding romance we're introduced to a couple of plot details that I wish had more play time. The fact about the group's rings, the alumni and possibility that things conspired to bring the kids to Oakhurst and the arrival of Mark Rider and his troop of diabolical merry minions.

Character development wise a guess I had about two character's feelings in the first book are confirmed, though to the credit of Lackey and Edghill the reveal about the one is handle in a 'And so this is who this person is, doesn't change anything does it?' at least until the Sadie Hawkin's Dance. Spirit also bluntly points out to Muirin, Addie and Burke that they were sheep until her and Loch showed up, in regards to what was going on at the school.

While this one didn't bowl me over, it did keep my interest going as to the true nature of Oakhurst and answers to the mysteries therein. With the ending to this book being as explosive as the ending to the first, I certainly hope this means Book 3 will give us a showdown to remember.
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lexilewords | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Legacies is (yet another) teenage boarding school paranormal where seemingly average girl goes off to mysterious and slightly too good to be true boarding school, finding herself smack dab in the middle of an evil plot. I couldn't tell you how many books I've read this year alone with this idea, but I will tell you I was excited to see Rosemary Edghill and Mercedes Lackey together on this. Been a long time fan of both and though they've worked together before (Bedlam's Bard series) I was interested to see how they would work out as a young adult duo.

In many respects I wasn't let down by the book. I went into it expecting Spirit to find out something supernatural about herself, to have doubts about the school/orphanage she would be living at, to make friends of various points of archetypal interest. So I wasn't let down by any of that. I did have an underlying feeling of 'tell me more' however throughout the entire book. There is quite a bit of time spent on Spirit's survivor's guilt, some time spent on the 'how' each of her friends ended up at Oakhurst, more time spent on researching what was going on and then very little spent on development.

Spirit is resilient and not quite the same as everyone else. Lachlan felt nothing following his father's death and is rather peculiar in terms of emotional detachment. Burke likes to help out and make people feel comfortable. Muirin has a perpetual chip on her shoulder and likes to 'flaunt' authority. Adelaide is a studious student and has a dry sense of humor. This is the sum total of what we learn about their personalities.

A lot of suspicious activity abounds in this book--not just from the Academy itself (which seems two steps removed from reckless child endangerment on good days), but from Spirit's so-called friends. The only one who seems at all who and what he seems is Burke, but that makes him a flatter character overall. Everyone is just a little bit too much of whatever their part is supposed to be. Muirin is too angry, Adelaide is too prim, Lachlan is too detached and Burke is too safe.

As for the mystery itself, I freely admit to both confusion on how the kids eventually came to the conclusion they did and how they 'defeated' it. The book would spend half a chapter or so describing their discovery than its off to see Spirit fail at magics or Muirin get upset over the lack of forward momentum or Burke trying to teach Spirit self-defense. Not only that, but the idea that the school is setting the students up to all feel competitive towards each other and not make friendships is handled awkwardly. Extremely so. To the point where I wondered if Spirit wasn't also a paranoid person because the plot went almost nowhere.

As a first book this leaves a lot to be desired. As a new insert to the ever growing boarding school supernatural books this leaves a whole lot more to be desired. And I'm disappointed in two of my favorite authors. I will read the next book, to see if things improve, but at the moment I'm wary.
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lexilewords | outras 18 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I read about two thirds of this book, until the little group figured out everything that was going on in about five pages of exposition.

I really miss when Mercedes Lackey wrote for adults. I think this book wouldn't be too far out of the range of something an eight year old friend of mine who's steadily working her way through the Boxcar Children could read, aside from the subject matter of zombies.

VERY young adult. Your mileage may vary.
lyrrael | outras 13 resenhas | Aug 3, 2023 |


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