This is Hugo-Award-winning author C.J. Cherryh's Del Rey debut--the story of Rusalka, the ghost of a murdered girl still seeking to exist by drawing the energy of life from all nearby living things, and the attempt to bring her back to life by her father Ulamets, and Pyetr, the young man who... show more
This is Hugo-Award-winning author C.J. Cherryh's Del Rey debut--the story of Rusalka, the ghost of a murdered girl still seeking to exist by drawing the energy of life from all nearby living things, and the attempt to bring her back to life by her father Ulamets, and Pyetr, the young man who loved her.
Publish date: October 14th 1989
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: Russian Stories (#1)
I read this book because it was one of the July/August group reads for the Into the Forest Goodreads group, and a copy was readily available on Bookmooch (where I have an abundance of credits). The intricate writing and atmospheric prose had me thinking it might be one of those books that I was plea...
So I finished Rusalka all in one sitting Monday night, partly because I was afraid that if I stopped reading, I wouldn’t start again. Rachel Neumeier commented a few days ago that Rusalka was the only CJC book she really didn’t like, and yeah. Not my favorite of hers by far. Cherryh usually walks ...
This is a story about a young wizard and a gambler, thrown together and sent on an adventure. They encounter a dead girl and her living elderly father, a wizard in his own right. Descriptions of Mythic Russia include people, places and creatures – including that of the title.From the author's descri...
If wishes were magic…that’s the premise of this novel. If you’re a powerful magician, your wishes become your magic spells. Your wishes can come true, but there’s a price, a balance that must be created and maintained.In this tale, Ilya, the old malevolent (seeming) wizard, is attempting to bring hi...
the cover makes it look so grim, yet this is a rather light and pleasant fantasy, most of the time. bad things happen but overall it is an earnest and loveable novel. which made it enjoyable but also unmemorable and somewhat of a disappointment. i was hoping for much darker things. russian mythology...