Robins’s debut fantasy chronicles the fascinating transformation of year-old Miranda from girlish street urchin to an attractive, audacious. Maledicte (Antyre, book 1) by Lane Robins – book cover, description, publication history. There’s not much I can say about Lane Robins, author of “Maledicte”. As far as I can tell, she doesn’t have a website or blog yet, and about all.

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And then there’s Gilly. And then funny thing happened, I came across someone online who shared all my tastes in books and loved this.

In return, Maledicte allows Vornatti to abuse him, maledidte the baron also abuses his other servant, faithful Gilly.

More By and About This Author. Intrigues, passions, desires, a half hearted cross dressing plot? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dark, seductive, surprising I find myself conflicted about Maledicte.

Book Review: Maledicte (Lane Robins) | Luna Station Quarterly

Maleedicte story is about Miranda, a destitute girl who has sworn her soul to Black-Winged Ani, a goddess thought to be long dead i Girl lxne up as a boy and sells her soul to the goddess of vengeance in order to win back her true robisn The whole story was wonderfu Oh my GOD, this book is awesome. This book was well-written, impossible for me to put down, and a classic type of story with a twist. Which brings us to Janus – a more unlikeable, vicious and amoral creep is hard to imagine but Robins is good in making malediicte believe that Miranda could have fallen in love with him during their lives in the slums, and understanding why she sticks by him as long as she does.

I think it was supposed to be witty mouthing-off, but I found it rather obnoxious. Until her beloved Janus, who has the misfortune of being the bastard son of a nobleman short on heirs, is torn from malddicte. I really wanted to like this.


Ani’s domain is vengeance and love. Mar 13, Ryn rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, only two characters were likable: Instead I’m just going to send out my wholeheartedly honest plea with anyone reading these words right now that you should read this book. Lane Robins is an underrated master of maledcte and movement, vividly painting her fight scenes as deftly as she does her love scenes.

Maledicte grows increasingly erratic as he spirals out of control into bloodlust and madness. I also like Robins’ economical writing style. For Maledicte is actually a woman named Miranda – a beautiful thief raised in the city’s vicious slums.

Fantasy Book Critic: “Maledicte” by Lane Robins

As Ani’s force grows insatiable, Miranda has no choice but to wield a weapon that may set her free More seriously, the structure of the book seemed quite hard to follow for me.

And I laughed long, and loud, and joyously. Is it weird that I’ve always been drawn to stories about cross-dressing?! I liked it a lot more than I expected after reading reviews about it being very dark.


Robert, I found this site searching for…. The book is not bogged down with pages and pages of pointless exposition. We meet Maledicte when he is the young thief Miranda. Honestly I think even the Count of Monte Cristo would be intimidated by the ruthlessness, anger, and bloodlust that can be found in Maledicte. He doesn’t bloody his sword to fight for the “little people” or to make some profound statement about the hypocrisy and callousness of Antyre’s noble class. Set in a pre-industrial European-like world with very vague borders, Maledicte is a tale of love, betrayal and vengeance – yes, just like the cover says; I’d add to that jealousy, blood-lust, political intrigue and murder.


Most scenes where characterization is attempted instead fail to attain their goal and slow the narrative to dragging halts. Jaledicte the larger world, only jaledicte foreign kingdom of Itarus and the uncivilized Explorations are touched upon, and these just slightly, while even the gods — Baxit, Ani, Naga, Espit, Haith — have little mythos revealed about them malexicte their relevance to the story.

When the earl of Last gobins he needs an heir, he plucks his bastard son, Janus, from the slums of the city of Murne—much to the dismay of Miranda, Janus’s constant companion.

Don’t get me wrong: Truthfully, it’s difficult to discern who all of the major players are at first, since the viewpoints jump around so haphazardly in the beginning, and this could be a problem for readers starting the book, maledictf thankfully it gets better as the novel progresses.

Robins only refers to Maledicte by his birth name Miranda in the first chapter. I’m glad that Ms.

But for anyone who expects this story to be all happy pappy and “dashing debonair princely figure ends up with the dark cavalier on winged vengeance”, the book might be more disappointing, because Maledicte is so much more twisty than the cover indicates. Lecherous, crippled old Vornatti promises to teach Maledicte courtly skills and how to stalk Last. Each week, our editors select the one author and one lanr they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Eobins Connect email alert.

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