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"[The Grass King's Concubine] entirely delighted me. And, by turns, impressed me.... In many ways, this is a meditative novel, playfully serious, lucidly written." — Ideomancer Reviews
"Sperring's imagery is rich and striking." — Publishers Weekly
"[The Grass King's Concubine's] Indian-like atmosphere and exquisitely detailed land create an unusual and enthralling world that traps the reader." — LitPick Book Reviews
Kari Sperring has been writing as long as she can remember and completed her first novel at the age of eight (twelve pages long and about ponies). She started writing fantasy in her teens, inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas and Thomas Mallory. She holds a B.A and a PhD in medieval history from Cambridge University, and as Kari Maund has written and published five books and many articles on Celtic and Viking history and co-authored a book on the history and real people behind her favourite novel, The Three Musketeers. She’s been a barmaid, a tax officer, a P.A. and a university lecturer, and has found that her fascinations, professional or hobby-level, feed and expand into her fiction. Living With Ghosts evolved from her love of France and its history, ghosts, mysteries, Celtic culture, strange magic and sword fights. Her novel-in-progress has even found a creative role for bookkeeping. She’s British and lives in Cambridge, England.
I bought this book in hard copy two years ago and decided to move it up in the reading queue by means of re-buying it in e-book form earlier this month. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Rose Jones
This is a very intelligently-written book. I loved the world the author created. I also fell in love with the hero and the heroine. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Carole McDonnell
I'm not going to re-hash the plot; other reviews summarize it better than I can, as does the book's description.
This was a spectacularly unique fantasy. Read more
If you haven't read Kari Sperring's debut novel, Living With Ghosts, drop what you're doing and read it now. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Deborah J. Ross