The Winter Players

The Winter Players She distrusted him at first not least because she knew his words were lies Call me Grey he said but that was not his name Fear gripped her like a hand No one but the priestess could look upon the r

  • Title: The Winter Players
  • Author: Tanith Lee
  • ISBN: 9780333198407
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • She distrusted him at first, not least because she knew his words were lies Call me Grey, he said, but that was not his name Fear gripped her like a hand.No one but the priestess could look upon the relics the Ring, the Jewel and the Bone It was for the bone that this grey stranger had come He was like a thief, but she realized with a sinking heart that he was armedShe distrusted him at first, not least because she knew his words were lies Call me Grey, he said, but that was not his name Fear gripped her like a hand.No one but the priestess could look upon the relics the Ring, the Jewel and the Bone It was for the bone that this grey stranger had come He was like a thief, but she realized with a sinking heart that he was armed with as much magic as herself, and maybe .

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    About “Tanith Lee

    • Tanith Lee

      Tanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories She also wrote four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series Blake s 7 Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a waitress Her first short story, Eustace, was published in 1968, and her first novel for children The Dragon Hoard was published in 1971 Her career took off in 1975 with the acceptance by Daw Books USA of her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave for publication as a mass market paperback, and Lee has since maintained a prolific output in popular genre writing.Lee twice won the World Fantasy Award once in 1983 for best short fiction for The Gorgon and again in 1984 for best short fiction for Elle Est Trois La Mort She has been a Guest of Honour at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions including the Boskone XVIII in Boston, USA in 1981, the 1984 World Fantasy Convention in Ottawa, Canada, and Orbital 2008 the British National Science Fiction convention Eastercon held in London, England in March 2008 In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master of Horror.Lee was the daughter of two ballroom dancers, Bernard and Hylda Lee Despite a persistent rumour, she was not the daughter of the actor Bernard Lee who played M in the James Bond series of films of the 1960s Tanith Lee married author and artist John Kaiine in 1992.

    908 thoughts on “The Winter Players

    • It astounds me that at just over 100 pages, Lee manages to erect an entire world, create an action-packed quest and construct such emotive and real characters. Her evocative and poignant writing meant that this book was a wonder to behold: each word was perfectly formulated for maximum impact and a sea of brooding and atmospheric settings were consistently created. Whilst reading this I managed to tune out the birds tweeting in the trees and could instead feel the icy wind biting my exposed fles [...]



    • Why have I not read this before? I keep forgetting how good Tanith Lee is until I go back and read a new story of hers. "The Winter Players" is a short novel of a priestess' quest to recover a relic stolen from her by stranger. Her pursuit of the lost relic leads her on a quest where she discovers the true nature of her magic and the relics upon which the shrine she keeps is built. A lovely story, and one I would reread.


    • Another beautifully written book by Tanith Lee, one that I have read and reread several times in the years since it was first published. It is an evocative and satisfying tale that can take you into an alternative world for an evening. Very much recommended.


    • Nice heroine although it felt like a somewhat incomplete story, and I read it two days ago but already don't really remember the ending. (Did she end up with Grey?)And then the whole circular she's her own ancestor? O_o And does it really mean anything or not?It felt like it was the middle of a larger storyC-


    • This is one of the first fiction published by the late, great Tanith Lee. It’s at an awkward length, at 104 pages, too long to be included in an anthology, too short to be part of a reprint series. That’s a shame, because it is a story that is just the right length to tell the tale the author wishes to tell. It’s a high fantasy tale, starring a young, moral, determined priestess and hmmm, spoiler-free version those protagonists that wish bad things for our heroine priestess and those she p [...]


    • I've read this book some 15-18 years ago in Italian. I re-read it now.It feels like I read something completely different. My fuzzy memories about the book were "Oh nice!" and "Too bad the can't be together!". But probably they were related to a different book altogether. Jeez, I'm getting old.It would have been nice to compare the translation to the original though. Most of the books that belong to that particular series were adapted for a younger audience when they were published in Italy betw [...]


    • Grey, a young thief, steals a finger bone - one of three holy relics from a sea-temple. The teenage priestess gives chase and has to contend with the evil sorcerer who has enslaved Grey.Tanith Lee is truly incomparable - in just 100 pages she creates an entire fantasy world with engaging characters and a plot where you truly have no clue what's going to happen. I love the mythic feel to this - it's like a fairytale yet not based on any story you actually know. The characters almost feel like tar [...]


    • "The Winter Players" is one of my earliest Tanith Lee books, and definitely my favorite. Oaive is my first priestess in Western fantasy. It has an earlier motif of Narasen and Issak story in "Death's Master" in some sense.It's coming as a Kindle book on July 31. 6 more Tanith Lee kindle books are coming on the same day, and 3 came out on June 30, including my anothor favorite, "The Castle of Dark". The best time to start reading or re-reading Tanith Lee.


    • Een kinderboek van Tanith Lee, meestal schrijft ze zeer volwassen fantasy romans, maar ze heeft ook een flink aantal kinderboeken (12+) geschreven. Dit vind ik een van de besten. Complex verhaal met magie, strijd, tijdreizen en de rol van vervloekingen en het lot. Aanrader voor iedereen die zijn/ haar kinderen wil zien opgroeien tot fantasy-minnende volwassenen.Lees ookjenniemeid/2017/0


    • More like 2.5 starsKinda sweet, but didn't get emotionally attached to any characters.Slightly irritated that everything had to be spelt out, even when it was quite evident what was going on. (Am I being too harsh?)


    • I've read and re-read this book when I was around 11-14 (in Italian). I loved the story the characters, everything: it was one of my fantasy-genre-starter and since it's a childhood reading, I can't say if my 5 stars are blind-children-love-5-stars or 5-stars-for-real.


    • De inhoud van dit boek is gelukkig even mooi als het omslag afschrikwekkend is. Fraai geschreven, goed in elkaar gepaste scènes, interessante hoofdpersonen en vol sfeer: Tanith Lee op haar best, wat mij betreft.




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