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by Michael Tanner,Ellen Maidman

  • ISBN: 1591293650
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Michael Tanner,Ellen Maidman
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: lrf lrf mbr mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (December 9, 2002)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • FB2 size: 1365 kb
  • EPUB size: 1240 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 580
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by Ellen Maidman (Author), Michael Tanner (Author). As a first and rather obscure novel, I expected to dismiss Days as Dark as Night after a couple of chapters. Boy, was I wrong! Almost from page one, the characters, fast-paced story development, rich historical descriptions, and wonderful plot twists, combined to make this into a book that I literally couldn't put down. It has a few flaws, including a couple of slightly preachy asides about how merciless the Catholic Church was to heretics, and a few mildly cheesy moments between the heroine and her love interest.

The characterizations in Days Dark as Night are probably its strongest suit. Joet is an appealing heroine, and if Simon's internal struggle between duty and his own personal sense of honor isn't exactly novel, Maidman and Tanner do make it believable

The characterizations in Days Dark as Night are probably its strongest suit. Joet is an appealing heroine, and if Simon's internal struggle between duty and his own personal sense of honor isn't exactly novel, Maidman and Tanner do make it believable. The protagonists' growing respect and admiration for one another throughout the novel ties into its theme of humanity's universal elements, those qualities that should be enough to bring peace between us, but all too frequently don't.

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Books are listed alphabetically by author. And no, this isn't his first Star Wars novel.

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Maidman's first release was L-L-Lazy Days in 1976, as a writer member of the group Red Hot, signed to Phillips/Phonogram, and produced by Mutt Lange. In the late seventies Maidman also trained as a recording engineer, sometimes assisting John Burns at Escape Studios and notably recording and mixing Marc Bolan's 1976 hit single 'I Love to Boogie'.

An epic tale of love, intrigue, and magic set against a backdrop of religious strife and civil war in thirteenth century Europe...Days Dark as Night is the story of Joet, a young peasant girl with magical abilities, who survives the massacre of her village to become the leader of her people. It is also the story of Simon, a disillusioned young knight who must stand for what he believes is righteven if it means taking arms against his king and his father. Caught up in a conflict that sweeps from the beginnings of the Inquisition to the founding of Amsterdam, from the bloody battlefields of Northern Europe to the papal palaces of Rome, these two young people will find themselves facing enemies far more dangerous than mere flesh and blood. Together, Simon and Joet will have to cast off a legacy of superstition and ethnic hatred, or see everything they hold dear consumed by the fires of war.
Reviews about Days Dark as Night (5):
Pooker
I have enjoyed the plot, characters and historical references. Can't wait for the last book of this trilogy. You will not put it down.
Naktilar
First, full disclosure: one of the authors was a grade school classmate of mine with whom I had not spoken for 40 years. When we recently reconnected she told me about her book. I bought it out of curiosity and because I remembered how smart and creative she was in school. My expectation that she would write a smart and creative book was not disappointed.

The story is set in the 13th century in a fictitious Northern European island kingdom. While the historical details are grounded in research, documented at the end of the book in an "Authors' Note," they don't get in the way of a gripping story of a conquered people persecuted by their conquerors to the breaking point. When they mount a violent rebellion, led by a charismatic peasant girl and a young lord who breaks with his family to side with the rebels, you won't be able to put the book down. In addition, there are fascinating excursions into medieval life describing feuding clans, relationships between lords and peasants, Christian heresies, wandering Jewish merchants, a weak king and clever, manipulative advisors. For those who like their stories spiced with some fantasy, there are some white-knuckle battles of the will between two magicians. Overall, this is a great read!
Quynaus
My wife has a lot of medieval fantasy books. I don't much like the genre. But Days Dark as Night is different; indeed, it can hardly be called fantasy. It's much more historical fiction.
That's because, as in, say, The Winds of War, the fictional characters exist in a meticulously-researched real world. The history, mores, technology, and language of the 13th century are painted vividly into this book.
On top of that, you get a strong female lead character, but not one whose ideas are 700 years ahead of her time. So often, women in period fantasy seem like they were pasted in from Redbook. The heroine in Days Dark as Night is a) not an Amazon and b) motivated by her own experiences. She is conscious of inequities of the system but not on an anachronistic political rampage.
So you really get two books here. One is a medieval fantasy piece with believable characters, both good and evil. The other is a fascinating work of history. They just happen to come in one cover for your convenience. That's quite a find!
Zeli
It is rare to find a book that is both an exciting adventure story and an informative work of history, but Days Dark as Night manages to accomplish this. There is a Michneresque attention to historical detail combined with "edge of your seat" story-telling. The book works on many levels: as a history, as a romance, and as fantasy. Even if you are not a fan of fantasy, you should consider this one.
Wrathmaster
As a first and rather obscure novel, I expected to dismiss Days as Dark as Night after a couple of chapters. Boy, was I wrong! Almost from page one, the characters, fast-paced story development, rich historical descriptions, and wonderful plot twists, combined to make this into a book that I literally couldn't put down. It has a few flaws, including a couple of slightly preachy asides about how merciless the Catholic Church was to heretics, and a few mildly cheesy moments between the heroine and her love interest. Despite the minor quirks, this book was every bit as satisfying as a good meal!

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