Death's Master is the second in the original Tales of the Flat Earth Trilogy, but you won't need to read the others to enjoy this one. Almost every chapter stands alone, yet all the stories entertwine so seamlessly that you'll hardly notice that you are reading what are essentially short stories! Each book of the original trilogy concerns a particular "Lord of Darkness" - this one, obviously, deals with Death, also called Uhlume. These are wonderful books, and though Tanith Lee is an overlooked writer in this country, no one in the fantasy field matches her for originality or style.
Since Tanith Lee is one of my favorite authors, I enjoy this book. It dragged a little very near the end, but it is one of her very early books. It was a flight of colorful images, and the story kept you interested. It had an interesting theme of love and death, indifference. Very human even the gods and demons. Of course Tanith Lee has some gay themes handle as they should be. My take is, It is better to love differently than to hate routinely. Pass that quote on. Joalice
This author wrote a lot of books and Im so glad I found her! A popular British SF/horror author who writes beautifully!! This story caught my attention and I could not put it down. An exorcist who goes about the countryside expelling ghosts for money. He is caught up in getting to the ghost central area!! Im going to read a lot more Tanith Lee.