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Dark Dance (1992)

de Tanith Lee

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Rachaela has never known her father - he was a taboo subject as far as her mother was concerned. All Rachaela's mother had ever said was 'Keep away from the Scarabae', her father's tribe. Were they bad people, or simply disapproving of the woman who'd born his child?After her mother's death, Rachaela realises she is being stalked by agents of the mysterious Scarabae family. They want to meet her. Despite her instincts to keep away from the Scarabae, she ultimately relents and is taken to the rambling, isolated house near the sea, where the Scarabae live in baroque seclusion. The inhabitants of the house are very old, and most are extremely eccentric, if not demented. And how many of them are there, exactly? The fading splendour of the house closes around Rachaela like a stifling womb, and she's given no explanation for this m nage of bizarre oldsters, who are like creatures from an earlier age, and certainly not normal. Is there something supernatural to the Scarabae, or are they merely lost in delusion?When Rachaela finally meets Adamus, a beautiful and apparently young man who claims to be her father, events take a darker turn. The Scarabae have a purpose for Rachaela - but this is nothing like she'd imagined. The family has been hounded across centuries and continents, until finally, the last of them, mostly weak and old, have ended up in this hidden corner of England, with only a reluctant, fearful ally to aid them. Rachaela must decide what to do - comply, or run while she still can. Her greatest fear is that she does not have a choice.First published in 1992, and long out of print, Immanion Press is proud to release this new edition, which includes seven illustrations and an introductory essay by Storm Constantine.… (mais)
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vampires.

have two copies of this. (one from A)

8th March 2010 = one copy to essi ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Rachaela, à vingt-neuf ans, est de nature effacée. Elle vit seule, à Londres, depuis quatre ans, depuis la mort de sa mère, une femme tyrannique qui l’a élevée dans la crainte de la famille de son père. Sur lui, qu’elle n’a jamais connu, elle n’a aucune information. Récemment, elle a pris un emploi de vendeuse dans une librairie vieillotte. C’est là qu’un notaire lui fait parvenir une lettre de sa famille, les Scarabae. Ceux-ci l’enjoignent à les retrouver. Elle refuse. Mais, l’appartement où elle a toujours vécu est exproprié et son employeur lui fait comprendre qu’il ne peut plus la payer. Le piège se referme. Elle cède à l’insistance du notaire et se retrouve à La Demeure, une immense maison, totalement isolée sur la lande. Elle découvre un univers étrange, une sorte de labyrinthe baroque où la lumière ne pénètre qu’à travers des vitraux et les résidents semblent tous avoir atteint un âge canonique. Rachaela comprend qu’elle est la dernière descendante de cette famille sur laquelle pèse une malédiction et que sa présence s’inscrit dans un plan ourdi depuis sa naissance. La Jeune femme y rencontre Adamus, qui se dit son père et vit reclus dans une tourelle. Malgré ses luttes, ses tentatives de fuite, elle reviendra, reprise par des liens dont elle ignore tout, pour jouer le rôle qui lui a été dévolu. ( )
  vdb | Sep 24, 2010 |
Tanith Lee has covered a LOT of genres in her career. If you want a quick sampling of the range of her best work, try The Storm Lord, Silver Metal Lover, Elephantasm, and Gorgon. Dark Dance, however, is my personal favorite. It's complicated to explain just why. On some spiritual level, I suppose, I'm comforted by the vast emptiness of the Scarabae household. To me, it represents a world in which both religion and secular humanism seem naive failures and confirms, maybe, that only a stubborn will to live matters. The Scarabaes - a world of an ancient family of vampires, withered and beetle-like, cloistered in a huge, decaying house on a cliff by the sea. The only color in their lives provided by stained glass windows and beams of richly colored light transforming motes of dust in the air. Or by a Rachmaninov concerto somewhere off down a hallway. Shadows and slow movement and suspended time. Entering their world, is a bit like being committed a nunnery and being shut up a alone with.... a narcoleptic God or maybe just an asylum of senescent saints. There's no great horror plot to the Dark Dance or the other books in the Blood Opera sequence. These are NOT your usual vampire novels. They're descended from J.K. Huysman rather than Bram Stoker. If you can savor the beautiful gothic sullen pessimsm of Lee's evocation of Racheala and the Scarabaes, you'll enjpy Dark Dance. If not, put down the book and go jogging instead.. ( )
5 vote Ganeshaka | Mar 25, 2008 |
Tanith Lee's Dark Dance presents the promise of a new departure from the normal vampire plot. But in the end it does not live up to that promise.

The vampirism is genetic rather than spread by blood. And the vampires have no craving or need for blood. The only traditional characteristic of the the vampire that remains is the extraordinary long life.

The the vampires' refuge is a old country house somewhere in Britain. One of the inhabitants is the father of the main character, Rachaela, and she in turn has a child by him, Ruth. The plan is that Ruth will also have a child by him.

The old house is destroyed and all the vampires, except if we conclude that Ruth is also genetically one of them. This destruction seems too easy. ( )
  Darrol | May 22, 2007 |
Strange, unusual, eerie and uncomfortable in pieces this is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. With incest as part of the lives of the Scarabae it makes for uncomfortable reading in parts.
The story focuses on Rachaela Day, a woman who drifts through life and what happens when some relatives ask her to come home to the family home. Some of these relatives have memories that stretch back a very long time.
Very dark stuff, with vampiric echoes. ( )
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Rachaela has never known her father - he was a taboo subject as far as her mother was concerned. All Rachaela's mother had ever said was 'Keep away from the Scarabae', her father's tribe. Were they bad people, or simply disapproving of the woman who'd born his child?After her mother's death, Rachaela realises she is being stalked by agents of the mysterious Scarabae family. They want to meet her. Despite her instincts to keep away from the Scarabae, she ultimately relents and is taken to the rambling, isolated house near the sea, where the Scarabae live in baroque seclusion. The inhabitants of the house are very old, and most are extremely eccentric, if not demented. And how many of them are there, exactly? The fading splendour of the house closes around Rachaela like a stifling womb, and she's given no explanation for this m nage of bizarre oldsters, who are like creatures from an earlier age, and certainly not normal. Is there something supernatural to the Scarabae, or are they merely lost in delusion?When Rachaela finally meets Adamus, a beautiful and apparently young man who claims to be her father, events take a darker turn. The Scarabae have a purpose for Rachaela - but this is nothing like she'd imagined. The family has been hounded across centuries and continents, until finally, the last of them, mostly weak and old, have ended up in this hidden corner of England, with only a reluctant, fearful ally to aid them. Rachaela must decide what to do - comply, or run while she still can. Her greatest fear is that she does not have a choice.First published in 1992, and long out of print, Immanion Press is proud to release this new edition, which includes seven illustrations and an introductory essay by Storm Constantine.

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