Waters Luminous and Deep

Waters Luminous and Deep A spellbinding collection of short stories by the author of the Darkangel and Firebringer trilogies Meredith Ann Pierce s acclaimed novels are the proof of a remarkable imagination Here is proof eight

  • Title: Waters Luminous and Deep
  • Author: Meredith Ann Pierce
  • ISBN: 9780142403563
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • A spellbinding collection of short stories by the author of the Darkangel and Firebringer trilogies.Meredith Ann Pierce s acclaimed novels are the proof of a remarkable imagination Here is proof eight shorter works of fiction, each with a strong heroine, a tangibly imagined world, and unforgettable imagery Included here are the text to her only picture book, WhereA spellbinding collection of short stories by the author of the Darkangel and Firebringer trilogies.Meredith Ann Pierce s acclaimed novels are the proof of a remarkable imagination Here is proof eight shorter works of fiction, each with a strong heroine, a tangibly imagined world, and unforgettable imagery Included here are the text to her only picture book, Where the Wild Geese Go the tale that showed a teenaged Meredith that she was, indeed, a writer In Quest of the Icerose and a powerful novella originally commissioned by SFWA Grandmaster Andre Norton Rampion Waters Luminous and Deep encapsulates the evolution of one writer s unmistakable style, and has all of the power of her longer work A shimmering, stirring archipelago of tales Booklist

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    About " Meredith Ann Pierce "

  • Meredith Ann Pierce

    Meredith Ann Pierce is a fantasy writer and librarian Her books deal in fantasy worlds with mythic settings and yet overturn standard expectations, frequently featuring young women who first wish only to love and be loved, yet who must face hazard and danger to save their way of life, their world, and so on, usually without being respected for their efforts until the end of the story.

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  • I read this collection hella slowly, reading a story here and a story there in stolen moments over several months.I've come to understand that disappointment is the only emotion a short story collection from a beloved novelist can elicit form me. A novel is a big, juicy, satisfying meal, and a short story collection is (at best) an amuse bouche. Even when it's good, it leaves me hungry. (And at its worst, it's a pile of barely-edible kitchen scraps. I'm looking at you, George R. R. Martin's publ [...]


  • I'm not really sure how to rate this collection. As a study in the evolution of a writer, it's an interesting exercise--I don't know many authors who would be willing to release stories they wrote in their teens. So do I rate "Icerose" (by Pierce, c. age 17) and "Rafiddilee" (by Pierce, c. age 14) on quality or historic interest? The politest thing I can say about them on the first point is that they're very good juvenilia. I enjoyed seeing the hints of the writer Pierce would one day become--th [...]


  • This is a marvelous collection of shorter works by a writer who is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. The title is nicely evocative, as all of the stories have to do with water (or ice or snow) in some way, and "luminous" is an excellent description of Pierce's beautifully clear and expressive writing. The stories range in length from just a few pages to novella-length, and in tone from the utterly charming "The Frogskin Slippers", a witty take on the fairy tale of "The Frog Prince", to the m [...]


  • I enjoyed this collection of short stories, though I haven't read any of Pierce's novels. My favorites are: The Fall of Ys (which reminded me of something Marion Zimmer Bradley would have written), Where the Wild Geese Go (which reminded me of East by Edith Pattou, one of my favorite books), and Rampion. The other stories where good as well, and she experiments with different styles and genres (within fantasy) which is also interesting and admirable.


  • A seriously lovely book I picked up by chance in the library. The writing is lyrical and the stories nicely varied. There are a few rough patches (some of the writing is older material), but overall I'm really glad I picked it up.Favorite stories were "Rampion," "Icerose" and "Where the Wild Geese Go."


  • I liked "Rampion", which has nothing to do with Rapunzel, and "Rafiddilee" because it was a take on Oscar Wilde's" The Birthday of the Infantana". "The Frogskin Slippers" was a colorful twist on a traditional fairytale. The other stories felt clunky and akward to me.


  • There were two stories I loved in this anthology and six that ranged from "ugh" to "eh." The author penned some of them when she was still in her teens. Although her age as a writer shows, what she was capable of at a young age impressed me (one of the stories I really enjoyed, Rafiddilee, was written when she was fourteen and never much revised).These are all fantasy stories in some way related to water. Here are some that stood out to me in one way or another:The Fall of Ys didn't really do an [...]


  • Meredith's The Darkangel Trilogy is one of my favorite stories of all time. I've reread it more times than I can count. Curling up with this collection of stories was like catching up with an old friend, familiar and warm. My favorite two stories are Rafiddilee for its whimsy and characters (but yet a cautionary tale) as well as Rampion which is the most polished story in the book and a gripping tale of two sisters trapped in their situations (plus seafoxes!). You can really see the influence of [...]


  • I've been in love with Pierce's writing for a long time - since I first discovered her Firebringer trilogy, still one of my all-time favorite works of fantasy. It doesn't much matter what she's writing about, she can make it seem sacred, archaic, familiar, and ethereal with nothing more than a slight chain of words. I'm glad I picked up this collection of short stories from her, because it's given me great insight into what drives her themes, and how she has developed as a writer over time. "Raf [...]


  • Pretty title. A few pretty stories, some of which have pretty writing. "Rafiddilee" was rather clunky, as was "Icerose," and I am tired of fantasy books overrun by "strong female leads." "Rampion" was simply annoying; I didn't particularly like any of the characters, and the message of "stand up for yourself and don't be afraid to be who you are" was somehow not convincing. Nevertheless, I enjoyed "The Sea-Hag" and "The Frogskin Slippers," both of which worked as original fairy tales with more l [...]


  • A brilliant collection of imagination, folk and fairy tale--tied together by Pierce's lulling voice. Her writing can be very much like water--and it, and the stories she tells in this collection, both calm as well as pique curiosity. The best stories do--they leave you wondering. And Pierce has the sense to hold onto the roots of a good story, of faerie and its laws, while waltzing wildly with detail and people and place.


  • Pierce shines in this collection of her shorter stories. Her mythic sensibility and delicate use of language to portray the natural features of a magical world evoke both folkloric fairy tales and Ursula K. LeGuin, and her characterization is sensitive and memorable. This is a collection to read, re-read, and savor as stand-alone tales.


  • What an excellent collection of fairy tales! I especially loved "The Frogskin Slippers," but all of these stories are brilliant. The author's prose is elegant; each tale is unique and beautiful. Wow!


  • This is an anthology of short stories, all relating one way or another to the great natural force and element, water. The stories range from light and dreamy to dark and frightening, but all inspire and show the true value of writing such fiction.




  • This colelction of short stories had me enchanted throughout. The strange stories locked together to form a wonderful book.



  • This book is a wonderful collection of short stories! A few of my favourite ones were Rafiddilee, Rampion, and The Frogskin Slippers. I loved this book and i highly recomend it.



  • Prelude: Night VoyageThe Fall of YsWhere the Wild Geese GoIceroseRafiddileeThe Sea-HagThe Frogskin SlippersRampion



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