Illyria is sinfully beautiful, well written, and flows smoothly.
Strongly recommend: it crosses so many genres that it is best described as modern literature, with components that will appeal to a very wide audience.
Like with all of her books Hand weaves a beautiful and dark atmosphere and creates magic that is subtle and mesmorizing.
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales
Quick & Dirty: This was not a book for me.
Opening Sentence: Rogan and I were cousins; our fathers were identical... Read more
This novella was a magical read. The writing is beautiful. I purchased it because I had read another book by Elizabeth Hand, Waking the Moon, which I love. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bridget
I am a big fan of Elizabeth Hand and was thrilled to read about her newest book. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Leslie Gallager
This one would have gotten the 5 stars if only it hadn't felt so summarized (especially at the end) and if only we could have had a bit more emotional resolution from... Read morePublished 17 months ago by kbirdlincoln
A quick, but quite disappointing read. It's a book that does not have a resolution, or at least not one that I bought into. If there was a point to the story, I missed it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bob Nolin
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins born from twin brothers. The two live with their extended families in a compound of homes. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Michelle Boytim
I've been a hand fan for many years, and Illyria is some of her best work. Good to see that Kindle is posting some of her books. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Kim
I adored this novella by Elizabeth Hand about 'kissing cousins', Madeleine and Rogan. Bite size novel, but a whole lot of story with heart. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by Laura
Illyria feels like it's set in some make-believe world where eccentric aunts never age, miniature theatres come to life, every house has a ghost light, and where Maddy's childhood... Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by Lawral Wornek