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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As Ani’s force grows insatiable, Miranda has no choice but to wield a weapon that may set her free Scenes kind of jumped around and it seemed like things moved very fast over long periods but with very little indication of just how much time.

Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it liked it. Now, years later, I came across it when looking for a good gender-bender book.

All the father had done was to take his bastard son off the streets and raise him to be a nobleman. Sometimes the writing was over-done, resulting in vagueness, and points of view shifted unexpectedly, causing occasional confusion.

Yet the novel does not demonize being a woman.

The sexual androgony and never-ending lust madness got really old really fast. I thought the book was completely amazing. Falls somewhere between 3. Sep 28, Summer rated it it was ok Shelves: I always love intrigue and evil machinations, and this book had both in spades. More By and About This Author.


The writing is absolutely superb, positively enthralling, but the plot is not for the faint of heart. The story is about Miranda, a destitute girl who has sworn her soul to Black-Winged Ani, land goddess thought to be long dead in a machinist-type world.

Intrigue, poision, gossip, betrayal. Maledicte Lane Robins, Author.

Book Review: Maledicte (Lane Robins) | Luna Station Quarterly

I can understand the author’s decis I was so exited when I picked up this book. 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. I can see that the author wanted to write the next count of Monte Cristo, but this revenge theme this bbok is centered on is shallow. There was a problem adding your email address.

It’s more an aside, a convenient ploy. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Beloit College, and currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with an ever-fluctuating number of dogs and cats.

For Maledicte is actually a woman named Miranda – a beautiful thief raised naledicte the city’s vicious slums. A hollow victory, indeed.


It’s perfect for the same protagonist’s lne interactions with the only person who offers a “normal” frame of reference. As far as the prose, Ms. For as long as it felt the book dragged on, I felt like the relationships could’ve been more fleshed out. However, I have some serious critiques.


I was on her side the whole way, sympathetic and anticipating her next move. I loved this book, and will definitely be reading more by this author.

The main character in Maledicte was beautifully dark, and full of so much rage, but it rovins impossible to dislike her or become annoyed with her. King Aris, without an heir himself, encourages Janus to find a suitable wife.

I do it now without thought. I just wasn’t convinced. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.