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Lilith is a novel written by Paul Kidd.
- Title: Lilith
- Author: Paul Kidd
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Lulu.com
- Pages: 312
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847531660
- ISBN-13: 978-1847531667
- ASIN: B004MME06W
- Release Date: February 27, 2007 (Paperback) February 6, 2011 (Kindle Format)
They have always been with us: the children of the Wastelands. The spawn of human dreams. Born of human yearning - born from dreams of lust. Intellects created out of unbridled hunger. The Succubi. Feeding from our love, they walk amongst us, wearing the bodies of our dead. And their love kills as surely as a severed vein. Lilith: Be careful what you wish for.
Dark and sinister – filled with horror and with hope, Lilith is a book set in the modern world. It is a story in which dreams have generated predators that walk among us. Emotional vampires that prey upon our trust and love.
This is a book filled with images of dark angels and lost souls. Music and passion, love and desolation. Despair and triumph.Salvation is possible even for the demons of our own creation
Lilith is a tale about succubi; predators who creep out from the dreamscapes of human imagination and prey upon the energy of human emotion. They ‘possess’ the corpses of the newly dead, and wearing them as puppets they move into the world becoming lovers, leaders, philanthropists or tyrants; anything which can attract the human emotion that sustains the succubis’ lives.
Succubi do not have souls. Souls come from dreams - humans can continue in the dreamscapes even when their physical forms have gone. But a succubus is merely an imagining. It must fight for every instant of life –
- and when they die, they are gone forever.
- Nothing - not even a dream to mark their passing…
This book is one of my finest. Deep and dark and passionate. I was well pleased with it. Characters, action and setting wound together to make a powerful story.
The succubi are wonderfully tragic characters. The main succubi characters, Lilith and Morgana, are swept up in their individual causes, each seeking to transcend their baser nature. In some ways, they were spawned by my extreme dislike of ‘vampire’ fiction:
This is a tale of human soul, not of superheroic action.
Lilith was begun while living in the UK. The settings, the places, the people are all drawn from the darker side of living in a garret in suburban London. But it is rife with places I love and adore – the laneways and the byways. Uffington White Horse, Bodiam Castle and shadowed country lanes… A host of influences came from life to fill out the pages. Lilith’s Medieval Japanese poem is from a vase in the Victoria and Albert Museum (I simply spied the vase by chance one day and remembered the poem by rote). Musical influences abound. I must thank Matt Howarth (author of such comics as “Savage Henry” and “Post Brothers”) for putting me onto the trail of so many musical talents. References to the band “The Bulldaggers” in the Lilith text are a grateful tip-of-the-hat to Matt and his work. Other, darker moments of real life also had their effect. Carrying my haemorrhaging wife through the snow to an empty hospital ER… Traipsing through a French theme park that shall remain nameless…
In any case, I hope you enjoy.
No review found as yet. Book will be reviewed by TeraS in the near future.