VIVIA (Special Edition)

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3.6
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432
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Vivia, a paragon of youth and beauty, daughter of Lord Vaddix, is alienated from his brutal campaign of violence and fear. Her only solace lies in the secret cave in the bowels of the castle, known only to her and the arcane god whose shrine she believes it is.

When plague enters the castle, bringing an orgy of death and destruction, Vivia seeks shelter in this seductive place. Drawn to her innocence and beauty, a presence - Zulgaris - is resurrected who claims her as his own. Wakened to the wonder of the undead, Vivia is granted the secret of eternal life, but she has been betrayed. Her immortality stretches before her like a damnation.

Handsome Zulgaris, dark prince, war-leader and alchemist. Is Vivia to be his lover, or his pet? Or, far worse, is she but one more thing to be used in this relentless quest for sorcerous power.

3.6
5 reviews
Third-party review
Vivia's a basic Tanith Lee heroine -- if you can call her a heroine -- beautifull, completely self-absorbed, passive, ignorant and without much introspection. This one was a vampire, appropriately.Interesting done once, but hard to sympathize with.
Third-party review
Tanith Lee is a master of twisted fairy tales and this one springs from Sleeping Beauty - in this version the beauty is a vampire and prince charming is anything but. Vivia is one of Lee's signature ...
Third-party review
I was thrilled to find a copy of this Tanith Lee book (she's one of my favorite authors), which I don't believe has been published in the US - and, as a bonus, the cover art is one of my favorite ...

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