Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods

When Marianne s parents died, leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother, she struggled to make her way as a student in America and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy tale, her childhood there as distant as a dream Until the Magus came to claim her, and the Black Madame to destroy her, and the Manticore to hunt her down through the stWhen Marianne s parents died, leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother, she struggled to make her way as a student in America and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy tale, her childhood there as distant as a dream Until the Magus came to claim her, and the Black Madame to destroy her, and the Manticore to hunt her down through the streets of another world for there is magic in Marianne s blood, and magic in her soul And in a battle fought in an everchanging world of warped time and wicked magic, it is the souls of Marianne and her family that are the ultimate prizes Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods is the second volume of Sheri S Tepper s acclaimed Marianne Trilogy.
Marianne the Madame and the Momentary Gods When Marianne s parents died leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother she struggled to make her way as a student in America and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy ta

  • Title: Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods
  • Author: Sheri S. Tepper
  • ISBN: 9780441519620
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Sheri S. Tepper

    Sheri Stewart Tepper was a prolific American author of science fiction, horror and mystery novels she was particularly known as a feminist science fiction writer, often with an ecofeminist slant.Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career 1962 1986 she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director She has two children and is married to Gene Tepper She operated a guest ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.She wrote under several pseudonyms, including A.J Orde, E.E Horlak, and B.J Oliphant Her early work was published under the name Sheri S Eberhart.

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    • Julie Davis said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I'd give this three and a half stars but, since I can't do that in , the flaws in the writing style made me pull it down to 3 (which is still a very satisfactory rating, by the way).As with the first book (Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore), Tepper's imaginary worlds and their connection to this novel's real world are what make the book shine. It is worth reading simply for those although I enjoyed the overall story well enough that this is probably my third or fourth time through the serie [...]

    • Cliff said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      I've said it many times, but I'm a manic Sheri Tepper fan. But with that in mind, I do feel that the Marianne trilogy suffers from being a little too simplistic. This tends to recur with many of Tepper's earlier works. I did enjoy that this second novel in the trilogy follows logically with the machinations of Madame Delubovoska and we gain a bit more insight into how she manages to try and subvert Marianne's life/lives. And once again, the plot involves these false worlds through which Marianne [...]

    • Elizabeth Lawrence said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Not one of the author's best but still entertaining.

    • V. Briceland said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      As might be intuited by their playful alliterative titles, Sheri S. Tepper's trilogy of Marianne books—Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore, followed by Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods and Marianne, the Matchbox, and the Malachite Mouse—are light-hearted caprices. Written early in her career, they're also the shortest of Tepper's output.Yet they're not slight in content. Tepper's heroine becomes trapped in a series of alternate, fantasy universes, each with their own oddball a [...]

    • Dorian said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      This second book of the Marianne trilogy just isn't as good as the first. The settings no longer hold the cameo-like perfection of the first book. Marianne - due, perhaps, to the things she herself turns out to have done - is no longer such an engaging heroine. The other characters are less clearly drawn than before. And the plotwell, it explains the ending of the first book, which was a bit out-of-the-blue-ish, and puts an actual end to the affair of Madame Delubovoska, but it has a certain mun [...]

    • Barbara said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      The opening chapter of this book explains the hasty ending of the previous, which is a plus. This book also has the wonderful dream worlds of the previous. The author manages to create worlds where each step follows logically from the previous one but, taken as a whole, makes no sense at all - just like a dream. She has an impressive imagination.On the down side, this book also ends abruptly. However, the amusement provided by the momegs and, in particular, Makr Avehl's experience as Prince Char [...]

    • Erika said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      Very cool book. It doesn't need to be longer, because it manages to fit everything in and yet still run smoothly. I wasn't too lost for reading it without reading the first one, which was good. The momegs are cute characters. I'm going to track down the others now.

    • Helen said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:57 AM

      re-read now makes more sense in context with Manticore

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