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Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente
Deathless
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Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne... show more
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765326300 (0765326302)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Deathless (#1)
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3.0 Deathless / Catherynne Valente
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valent...
NerdyBirdie
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5.0 Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Hey guys, I hope you all are having a great day and this is my review to Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente. Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on throu...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
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5.0 Deathless
32. DEATHLESS, BY CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE (Book 1 of Deathless)This one was recommended to me by one of my friends after I told her I liked fairytale retellings. This is, very obviously, a Russian story, so I was very surprised at how well I knew it. Not all of the stories told in here, many of the cr...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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5.0 Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente
Fairy tales never die. They just get retold. I suspect it's because fairy tales have a little piece of truth at their core that keeps them ever-relevant. Last year, I had the pleasure of reading Angela Carter's short story collection, The Bloody Chamber, which retold a number of European fairy tales...
Beyond Strange New Words
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5.0 Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Deathless is quite a depressing book, in a way, but nonetheless a fantastic read. The story is mainly set in St. Petersburg, the city with ever-changing name, in one of the darkest (if not the darkest) periods of Russian history, spanning the time from the pre-Revolutionary era to the aftermath of...
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