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Damiano Paperback – 22 Mar 1985

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group); Reprint edition (22 Mar. 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553171542
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553171549
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 574,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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R. A. MacAvoy is a highly acclaimed author of imaginative and original science fiction and fantasy novels. Her debut novel, Tea with the Black Dragon, won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also written the Damiano trilogy, the chronicles of a wizard's young son, set during an alternate history version of the Italian Renaissance; The Book of Kells; and Twisting the Rope, the highly acclaimed sequel to Tea with the Black Dragon. She is also the author of the beloved and much-praised Lens of the World trilogy. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. van Midden on 22 Feb. 2007
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Damiano Delstrego is an alchemist and a witch, yet he is also an innocent youth taught to play the lute by the archangle Raphael. His city is taken over by an army and in order to save it Damiano and his faithful dog companion Macchiata must go on a long journey to find and beg the aid of Saara Fenwitch. But his road is filled with death and betrayal and in order to save and protect loved ones Damiano must unleash hellish and dark powers he never knew he had. An enjoyable and relatively excellent book, definatly worth a read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Unique and Memorable Fantasy Trilogy 14 Aug. 2000
By E. A. Lovitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I think the reason Roberta MacAvoy's fantasies are not better known is that they are so hard to classify. Is the Damiano trilogy an alternate history of a time when the pope was exiled in Avignon, and the Black Death and the condottiere made life miserable, brutish, and short for almost everyone else? Is it the story of a witch who wanted to be a musician, and his little talking dog? Is it the tale of a struggle between two brothers, who happen to be the Seraph, Raphael and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness?
MacAvoy has a way of bringing me into every scene, using precise language and memorable detail:
"His mind was flooded with the memory of this very pasture in the green of summer, when his father would treat the sheep with tar poultices and incantation. Grass up to his half-grown knees, except where the flocks had cropped it. It had been cool then, in the mountains, but pleasant. Sheep's milk. Napping at midday, surrounded by curious, odorous, half-grown lambs."
I wish MacAvoy hadn't killed off my favorite characters, one by one, but it is a tribute to the power of her writing that I kept reading, anyway. I was hooked. I had to know how her trilogy ended.
If history is fair to fantasy authors, Damanio and his lute and his little, talking dog will outlast all of the overblown 'ologies' of Brooks, Goodkind, and Stephen King.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
MACAVOY WROTE THE PERFECT STORY IN THREE PARTS. 15 Mar. 1999
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Its a historical, realistic fantasy that takes place in Northern Italy, Provencal France, and Moorish Spain in the thirteenth century at the tail end of one of the Bubonic plagues. For 600+ pages, with Damiano, Saara, and Raphael, I ate, slept, journeyed, witched, and loved, and also fought with Satan, while safely ensconced on my livingroom couch. Every sentence in all three books is a perfect little facet on this beautiful gem of a medieval epic about good vs. evil. My two regrets are that I bought the trilogy a decade ago but didn't read it until this week, and that it was not 1000 pages longer. It seems R.A. MacAvoy's books are out of print so Northern California used book stores beware: I'm on my way over to beg, borrow, or steal the rest of her stories. I must have them and you must also.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Trio for Lute are three of my all-time favorites. 30 Aug. 1999
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Macavoy's Damiano trilogy is rare in that she maintains the suspense and the interesting characters through all three books. It is one story which I find myself thinking about again and again. The ideas about God and life which Damiano considers on his journey come back to me in my own journey. I wish she would write more.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
And not only that but you'll need a hankie 26 Jan. 2000
By Robin Boone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm happy there are so many wonderful reviews, but surprised that one aspect of these 3 books (published together in this omnibus edition) has not been mentioned yet: Besides enjoying a superior (gently humorous and delightfully vivid) fantasy, you will also be rendered teary at the sad scenes. Until I read these books I didn't think it was possible, outside of a Victorian novel (or William Maxwell's short story, "Thistles in Sweden"), to find oneself wiping away beautifully sad tears. Another bit of clarification: If you can't stand "Wardour Street" medieval fantasies, this isn't one. It's altogether wonderful. Read it, read it, read it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
And not only that but you'll need a hankie 26 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm happy there are so many wonderful reviews, but surprised that one aspect of these 3 books (published together in this omnibus edition) has not been mentioned yet: Besides enjoying a superior (gently humorous and delightfully vivid) fantasy, you will also be rendered teary at the sad scenes. Until I read these books I didn't think it was possible, outside of a Victorian novel (or William Maxwell's short story, "Thistles in Sweden"), to find oneself wiping away beautifully sad tears. Another bit of clarification: If you can't stand "Wardour Street" medieval fantasies, this isn't one. It's altogether wonderful. Read it, read it, read it!
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