Although she leads an overprotected life with the two old hags, Lilune knows she possesses a special gift. When she 'calls' the musician, Lir, to her prison-like castle, she knows she must avail herself of the opportunity to escape and explore the world. But travelling south of the castle, Lilune and Lir realize that they aren't alone - for an ancient, infectious evil accompanies them, which instils terror in everyone they meet. Lir dislikes arrogant Lilune, but finds himself intrigued by her and the source of the evil. Is it within Lilune, or does it come from a deeper source? When the pair become separated, he carries on searching for her. Finally, Lilune returns to her castle in despair, believing that she must be imprisoned to protect the world from the evil within her. But Lir follows her, and discovers that the root of the evil lies deep beneath the castle ...First published in 1978 by Macmillan London Limited.
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Tanith Lee is an award-winning, highly-rated fantasy writer here and in the United States (adult books in Headline: EVA FAIRDEATH; WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT). With 17 children's books, 43 adult novels, 8 short story collections and several awards to her name, she also writes for radio and television. Her book LAW OF THE WOLF TOWER was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award.Review:
'Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought.' -- THE GUARDIAN LAW OF THE WOLF TOWER 'The fresh, first person diary captures the confusion and immediacy of adolescence ... Tanith Lee creates alternative societies vividly and sets them in astonishingly visual landscapes.' -- THE GUARDIAN 'A feast for fans of fantasy. For those long winter nights by the fire, this will make compulsive reading.' -- THE BOOKSELLER
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Book Description Macmillan 1978 Hardcover, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 184 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 784900
Book Description London, UK: MacMillan, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing, London, England, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+ (see description). Bridie Page Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a bit of light wear, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 153570
Book Description Macmillan, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Clean, bright and tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000252
Book Description Macmillan, GB, 1978. Hardback. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ pc DW. 1st Edition. Book and dustwrapper/dustjacket are very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. Small area of surface loss on front endpaper. Dustwrapper/dustjacket is price clipped, and has small price sticker on inside front flap. Bookseller Inventory # kb403.708
Book Description London, UK: MacMillan, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing, London, England, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description). Bridie Page Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 134598
Book Description Macmillan London 1st edition 1978 HB, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Fantasy - Lir and his harp, called to the castle by lady Lilune's spells. VG in VG DJ (Ex Lib, usual markings, stamp on half title page and RFEP). 180pp 0. Bookseller Inventory # BYB5672
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1978. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very tidy, just a name sticker imprint in front endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped, unfaded, covered in clear laminate. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 024375
Book Description MacMillan, London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Bridie Page (illustrator). First. Fine condition,with a price clipped DW.There is a magnificent wraparound DW painting,with many fantastic elements incorporated,mostly in shades of green. A lovely copy indeed. No. Bookseller Inventory # 7806
Book Description MacMillan: London, 1978. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing).. Young adult fantasy. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for inked stamp and lettering on front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 17171
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st printing, 1978. Price-clipped with a Macmillan price sticker applied, else Fine in dj. Bookseller Inventory # MSC280