Robins’s debut fantasy chronicles the fascinating transformation of year-old Miranda from girlish street urchin to an attractive, audacious. Maledicte (Antyre, book 1) by Lane Robins – book cover, description, publication history. There’s not much I can say about Lane Robins, author of “Maledicte”. As far as I can tell, she doesn’t have a website or blog yet, and about all.

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My question is for what? But, both of them fall in love with Maledicte, even after seeing him murder people with no remorse. I wanted to like this more than I actually did.

She did not battle these things alone though, for there was a boy with just as much anger and cunning at her side, the discarded bastard nephew of the k This is the best revenge story I have ever read in my life. Not the writing that hooked me.

I especially liked the relationship between Gilly, Janus, and Maledicte. It is about the ways people change over time, and the desperate way in which we cling to the shades of the people they used to be. I will make a mess of describing the plot, especially since it’s been a couple of days since I finished reading it, so I’m resorting to the book’s blurb: I love books about woman disguising themselves as men but I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked this book up. I read the book and I agree with everything you said.

In fact, not much was well described — not the city, the court, the house where Maledicte lived, or the political and religious systems. But now to the kingdom comes a handsome, enigmatic nobleman, Maledicte, wh From a dazzling new voice in fantasy comes a mesmerizing tale of treachery, passion, intrigue, betrayal, and an act of pure vengeance that threatens to bring down a kingdom.

I truly never knew where this was going. An excellent debut novel by Robins.



This stunning novel with its beautiful cover is a must-read, even if you don’t normally read fantasy. You did a great job criticed the book, mr. Robins is a fantasist with a future. What follows is at first a slightly drawn out story of ‘waiting for revenge’ which quickly turns into a bloodbath, and a well paced one at that.

To search for Janus, Miranda becomes the youth Maledicte. Filled with treacherous intrigue, murderous intent, hope of new beginnings, and a vengeful goddess, Maledicte is riveting with an overwhelming sense of doom lurking within the shadows of Dark, seductive, surprising I find myself conflicted about Maledicte.

The premise is kept simple and straight-forward, allowing the themes to come through more strongly. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Maledicte is decadent and beautiful- language and languorously dangerous characters distract readers from the violence hovering just beneath the surface so that even as the crisis point of the book is reached, the reader is no more used to the bloodshed than when the book started.

robjns If you enjoy reading HRs and want a story that transcends bizarre, read it. However, I have some serious critiques. Actually, she does have a site. Falls somewhere between 3. Robins is working on another Maledicte book and I can’t wait to check malediccte out. She has gifted him with self-healing and strength, but at great cost. ,aledicte a brutal clash, Kritos seizes Janus leaving Miranda battered and seething.

Highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind a little bit of dark with their fantasy. The book is shallow, although theauthor does describe Yuck. To be honest most stories that describe themselves as such make me roll my eyes and move on, but in this case I make an exception. Seething with decadent appetites unchecked by law or gods, the court of Antyre is ruled by the last of a dissolute aristocracy.

Fantasy Book Critic: “Maledicte” by Lane Robins

With all the casual killing it almost felt like an Anne Rice novel. That being said, something about the novel still kept me going. I saw this book years ago when working in a library and noted lanee as looking interesting.


I loved your review it was straight to the amazing point of the book! To ask other readers questions about Maledicteplease sign up. And that is more interesting than this book. When the earl of Last decides he needs an heir, he plucks his bastard son, Janus, from the slums of the city of Murne—much to the dismay of Miranda, Labe constant companion.

MALEDICTE by Lane Robins | Kirkus Reviews

I will ribins be keeping an eye out for this author in the future! So if you’re looking for scheming nobility, godly possession, bloodlaced romance and gender subversive moments, Maledicte is definitely the book for you. All in all, a nicely chilling, well-written book, with a good, strong finish.

Half cynicism, the other half hopeful. Newer Post Older Post Home. It becomes increasingly easy to forget and disbelieve laje Maledicte is actually Miranda. Honestly I think even the Count of Monte Cristo would be intimidated by the ruthlessness, anger, and bloodlust maledict can be found in Maledicte.

Things happened so abruptly that they made little sense, poor world building, little character back story development when there needed to be tons and a main character I couldn’t stand.

Robins only refers to Maledicte by his birth name Miranda in the first chapter. Maledicte is a convincingly flawed character, just as infuriating as he is charming, as arrogant as he is humbled. Dec 04, Kassilem rated it it was amazing Shelves: There wasn’t a time period necessarily tacked into the story, but to maledifte, it was most likely Renaissance Venice meets steampunk elements.

It was them against the world until politics and rigid adherence to bloodlines tore Janus from Miranda’s life. It seems like now-a-days everything is part of a series.