Beautiful Blood

Beautiful Blood

Lucius Shepard / Aug 12, 2020
Beautiful Blood Lucius Shepard s Beautiful Blood is something both special and long awaited the first novel length exploration of the world of the Dragon Griaule It s a subject that has preoccupied Shepard since the
  • Title: Beautiful Blood
  • Author: Lucius Shepard
  • ISBN: 9781596066526
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lucius Shepard s Beautiful Blood is something both special and long awaited the first novel length exploration of the world of the Dragon Griaule It s a subject that has preoccupied Shepard since the publication of The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule in 1984, and he has returned to it repeatedly over the years, though never before in such a mesmerizing, all encompasLucius Shepard s Beautiful Blood is something both special and long awaited the first novel length exploration of the world of the Dragon Griaule It s a subject that has preoccupied Shepard since the publication of The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule in 1984, and he has returned to it repeatedly over the years, though never before in such a mesmerizing, all encompassing fashion.Like the initial tale, Beautiful Blood begins in the 1850s in the town of Teocinte, in a world separated from our own by the thinnest margin of possibility It is a landscape whose dominant feature is the massive, long dormant body of an ancient dragon that has lain there, motionless, for millennia, exerting a powerful but mysterious influence on the surrounding area The novel tells the story of Richard Rosacher, an ambitious young medical student who becomes fascinated by the properties inherent in the dragon s blood His exploitation of those properties launches him on a career that leads him from the shabbiest quarter of Teocinte to a morally ambiguous position of power, wealth, and influence Beautiful Blood takes us though the entire length of that career, which is marked throughout by the invisible agency of Griaule, who may well be the driving force behind Rosacher s astonishing ascension.The novel also encapsulates the events of the initial Griaule story, events that dovetail neatly with the current tale Meric Cattanay, the eponymous protagonist of The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule, makes a welcome reappearance here Meric s decades long involvement with the dragon begins at roughly the same time as Rosacher s Their stories proceed along parallel but independent lines that occasionally intersect, providing us with a view of familiar events wider and deeper than any we have had before The result is a colorful, involving narrative with profound metaphysical overtones, one that raises but does not answer significant questions Is the dragon merely a bizarre but entirely natural phenomenon Or is he it the manifestation of some divine purpose And to what extent are the actions of men like Meric and Rosacher the reflections of its implacable but enigmatic will Questions such as these animate the narrative at every turn, adding an extra level of resonance to one of the most original and important fictional creations of recent years.
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      • Lucius Shepard

        Brief biographies are, like history texts, too organized to be other than orderly misrepresentations of the truth So when it s written that Lucius Shepard was born in August of 1947 to Lucy and William Shepard in Lynchburg, Virginia, and raised thereafter in Daytona Beach, Florida, it provides a statistical hit and gives you nothing of the difficult childhood from which he frequently attempted to escape, eventually succeeding at the age of fifteen, when he traveled to Ireland aboard a freighter and thereafter spent several years in Europe, North Africa, and Asia, working in a cigarette factory in Germany, in the black market of Cairo s Khan al Khalili bazaar, as a night club bouncer in Spain, and in numerous other countries at numerous other occupations On returning to the United States, Shepard entered the University of North Carolina, where for one semester he served as the co editor of the Carolina Quarterly Either he did not feel challenged by the curriculum, or else he found other pursuits challenging Whichever the case, he dropped out several times and traveled to Spain, Southeast Asia at a time when tourism there was generally discouraged , and South and Central America He ended his academic career as a tenth semester sopho with a heightened political sensibility, a fairly extensive knowledge of Latin American culture and some pleasant memories.Toward the beginning of his stay at the university, Shepard met Joy Wolf, a fellow student, and they were married, a union that eventually produced one son, Gullivar, now an architect in New York City While traveling cross country to California, they had their car break down in Detroit and were forced to take jobs in order to pay for repairs As fortune would have it, Shepard joined a band, and passed the better part of the 1970s playing rock and roll in the Midwest When an opportunity presented itself, usually in the form of a band break up, he would revisit Central America, developing a particular affection for the people of Honduras He intermittently took odd jobs, working as a janitor, a laborer, a sealer of driveways, and, in a nearly soul destroying few months, a correspondent for Blue Cross Blue Shield, a position that compelled him to call the infirm and the terminally ill to inform them they had misfiled certain forms and so were being denied their benefits.In 1980 Shepard attended the Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University and thereafter embarked upon a writing career He sold his first story, Black Coral, in 1981 to New Dimensions, an anthology edited by Marta Randall During a prolonged trip to Central America, covering a period from 1981 1982, he worked as a freelance journalist focusing on the civil war in El Salvador Since that time he has mainly devoted himself to the writing of fiction His novels and stories have earned numerous awards in both the genre and the mainstream.

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    1. This is a copy of the Deluxe Hardcover number 128 of 1000 Book has dragon scale end papers but is smaller in height than usual Subterranean Press books This by all accounts is Mr Shepards last book Someone may find a number of uncollected stories and publish an anthology, and we would all be lucky if they do Lucius Shepard August 21, 1943 March 18, 2014 Before reading this book please, and I ask this in the kindest way, read his collection The Dragon Griaule or the stories that are collected the [...]


    2. A very good novel, and an excellent coda to Shepard s work set around the Dragon Griaule an immense, undying, maybe metaphysical dragon, paralyzed thousands of years ago by a wizard, who is both the central presence and sometimes setting in a series of very good linked short novels, mostly set in a kind of alternate 1900s This one is maybe most impressive because, after the books collected in The Dragon Griaule, which were written slowly over 30 years and, though I don t remember why exactly, in [...]


    3. It s been ages since I read a Lucius Shepard novel This one is hard to define Short and sweet There s the dragon Griaule, in an ensorcelled sleep for thousands of years with no end in sight the city built around and on it along with the ecosystem that developed on and inside it and those who wish to get rich and or powerful from it Shepard creates an amazing, dynamic, and somewhat frightening world around, on, and in the dragon With most of the people, what you see is not who they are The main c [...]


    4. Beautiful Blood is not bad novel, just fairly minor It is like many final works by authors who were in physical decline before their death, I am afraid.It is a companion piece to the 2012 collection, The Dragon Griaule I actually consider that to be one of Shepard s strongest collections, and a very strong work within the body of fantasy fiction It wouldn t surprise me to see it emerge as an important work over the next few decades, but you can never be sure with these things Certainly, in the f [...]


    5. This was the first book I have admitted to myself I will never finish It had an intriguing idea and plot, but it was poorly executed with too many digressions, extraneous characters, and irrelevant details His writing style wasn t bad, but out could use some development, along with his plotting There were moments when I really liked how certain characters interacted, but there were other moments where I just totally disconnected from the story, which is death to my interest level I feel like the [...]


    6. With the passing of Lucius Shepard, he has left us with questions of morality for the reader to answer in the closing of the Dragon Griaule stories Expanding from the previous novelette length, I was gladto have the joy of reading of the prose that marks a style uniquely Lucius.


    7. An outstanding last novel in the Dragon Griaule world Lucius Shepard was a marvelous author, taken way too soon Highly recommended, but make sure you read the novellas in The Dragon Griaule first.


    8. Not really my fare but I gave it a try since I won a copy of the book by chance.Interesting setting a town abutting a huge dragon that s been immobile for millennia.I didn t care for the main character though or the book s portrayal of women mostly they exist to be slept with.


    9. Well written story about a town that is built around a live but dormant dragon and a man who was built by his town I enjoyed this story and I am eager to read The Man Who Painted The Dragon.


    10. This is an outstanding continuation of the story surrounding the Dragon Griaule.opionator.wordpress 2014 0



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