Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente audiobook

Deathless

By Catherynne M. Valente
Read by Kim de Blecourt

Brilliance Audio
11.34 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to western European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories that 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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Summary

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A 2012 Mythopoeic Award Finalist

A 2012 Locus Award Nominee

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to western European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories that 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For fans of Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, and the like, this is essential.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Romantic and blood-streaked, and infused with magic so real you can feel it on your fingertips—Deathless is beautiful.” Cory Doctorow, bestselling author of Little Brother

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Author

Author Bio: Catherynne M. Valente

Author Bio: Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is an acclaimed author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, World Fantasy Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She made her children’s book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English