The Birthgrave Author:Tanith Lee Winner of the August Derleth Award, named "crown-princess of SF" by overseas publishers, Tanith Lee made her grand entry into publication with this unforgettable giant novel, "The Birthgrave". Here are some of the comments that greeted it: — "An outstanding novel of strange adventure." - Analog — "One of the most beautifully written pieces of fan... more »tasy that I have ever read." - Drexel Triangle
"Good beyond hope." - Luna
"A remarkable first novel - one that could very well make the Hugo nominations." - Future Retrospective
"The characterications are full-bodied, the action robust and the plot intriguing. It's a delicious, believable piece of fantasy conjuring which in the end turns out to be legitimate science fiction." - Don Hutchinson
"A Quality tour de force not to be missed." - Science Fiction Review
"A big, rich, bloody swords-and-sorcery epic with a truly memorable heroine - as tough as Conan the Barbarian but more convincing." - Publishers Weekly
Inner Page Syopsis:
"Wake, and come to me.....
I am Karrakaz, the Soulless One, who sprang from the evil of your race . . . There is no escape from Karrakaz now . . .
"The steps beyond the altar lead upward and out into the world. But if you go, you are cursed, and carry a curse with you; there will be no happiness. The civilization which bred you is dead ancountable years.
"Your palaces are in ruins.
"The lizards sun themselves in the dried-up fountains and the fallen courts.
"And you - I will show you to yourself. Recollect, you should have been powerful, a magician who ruled the elements, the stars, the seas, the deep fires of the earth. All things might have done your bidding. The power of flight was yours, the chameleon art, the art of invisibility - and beauty.