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Carousel Tides (Carousel Tides Series Book 1) (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Lee

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Kate Archer left home years ago, swearing that she would die before she returned to Maine. As plans go, it was a pretty good one — simple and straightforward.

Not quite fast enough, though.

Before she can quite manage the dying part, Kate gets notice that her grandmother is missing, leaving the carousel that is the family business untended.

And in Archers Beach, that means ‘way more trouble than just a foreclosure.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Advanced Praise for Carousel Tides:

Carousel Tides pulls you into the chill foggy reality of peeling-paint sand-grit coastal Maine outside of tourist season and then hands you something else — the hidden world lurking in shadows or under the land’s surface or just offshore, where Black Dogs hunt the night and selkies toss unpleasant truths over their shoulders before diving into the next wave. In the center of this, Kate Archer tends and guards one of the spookiest carousels this side of Ray Bradbury and wonders what has happened to her grandmother. The old woman sent her a letter, left papers deeding over the carousel and old house and the Land (meaning much more than property), and vanished, telling the spirits of the land and sea that she expected to be back before the turning of the year.
“Now March has come and gone and Kate must return from self-exile to take up powers and responsibilities she has renounced, or dying will be the least of her problems...
“Sharon Lee weaves fantasy into reality so deftly that you scarcely notice when you slip across the edge. And once you’re there, the story’s own magic won’t let you turn back from the strong characters, deep mysteries, and even deeper danger.” —James A. Hetley, author of Dragon’s Eye, Dragon’s Teeth, and Dragon’s Bones

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“Proof that contemporary fantasy is alive and well and living beyond the big city limits — Carousel Tides is a worthy inheritor to Charles DeLint’s Newford series, and magical in its own right. Delightful.” — Laura Anne Gilman, author of Hard Magic

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“Sharon Lee is one of my all-time favorite authors, a gifted storyteller whose work never fails to enchant. With Carousel Tides she gives her fans another opportunity to spend time with fascinating characters, bringing them to life in a place that becomes so real you can smell the salt air around you. Her fine hand with detail never lets the suspense falter, as mystery, folklore, and magic are artfully interwoven into a thoroughly engaging tale. Carousel Tides will leave you eagerly awaiting the next novel by this master.” —Jan Burke, author of The Messenger, Bones, and Bloodlines

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“Sharon Lee’s finely observed detail evokes magic in Maine and gives conviction to six alternate, richly-inhabited universes.” — Rob Weisbrot, author of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules, the Legendary Journeys: The Official Companion

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Carousel Tides is a gripping, enthralling read that I didn’t want to put down for any reason. From its beautifully detailed small-town Maine setting to a cosmology that manages to be unique and familiar at the same time, this book demonstrates the best of what urban fantasy can be. It’s rare that I find a book I can recommend without any reservations; Carousel Tides is one of those books.” — Seanan McGuire, author of Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, and An Artificial Night

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Sharon Lee lives in the rolling hills of Central Maine with her husband, Steve Miller, and two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. Sharon has published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels, and, with her husband, has done collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy, including twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe® series. For five years, Sharon served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. Sharon's interests include music, seashores and pine cones.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 477 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 432 Seiten
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verlag: Baen Books; Auflage: 1 (31. Oktober 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00AP9RU8G
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #217.402 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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Sharon Lee wurde unter bürgerlichem Namen Sharon Lehmann am 15. August 1974 in Winterthur geboren und lebt heute in Pfäffikon ZH.

Krimi-Autorin, Redaktionsleitung von Magazinen, Projektleitung Werbung und Public Relations.

"Hinter jedem Verbrechen steckt ein Mensch".


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5.0 von 5 Sternen You won't regret visiting Archers Beach 17. November 2010
Von Katharine Kimbriel - Veröffentlicht auf
This is an abridged version of my review posted over at

Finally! The book I have been waiting for since...whoa, since War for the Oaks or the last Charles DeLint I got my hands on. Come with me to Archers Beach, a tiny Maine coastal village which has barely hung on during the tourist season the past ten years or so. It's an old place, full of fog and three-story, peeling tupelo wood cottages. There's a pier that seasonally runs rides and games of chance, with a roller coaster shaped like a dragon and a carousel that could do guest appearances in a Ray Bradbury story.

Kate Archer has been in self-imposed exile for a long time, but a phone call about foreclosing on the family carousel sends her back in a panic to Maine. Her grandmother, Bonny Pepperidge, not only disappeared months ago, but she first signed over the carousel, cottage, AND the family Land into Kate's keeping. And the Land is not just ground and buildings. Because behind the boulders on the shore, during low tide, and under Archers Beach piers -- off the bow of the lobster boats, and up on the rocky hillsides, there's another world.

Kate Archer is the heir to power - power she feels she has misused, and so she is dying as a result of her exile. But Archers Beach doesn't have much time. There are wards that must be strengthened, prisoners to be guarded and strangeness to be watched and defended against. She has allies she does not know, old friends she is not sure will welcome her, and a couple of enemies who might be willing to call a truce.

"Did you pay your respects to the sea, Kate?" she can almost hear her Gran say. Kate always pays her respects to the sea, and its denizens, from the tiny loon to the selkies. Now they tell her that the Old Woman was expected back before the New Year. And no matter which new year you used, Bonny Pepperidge has been gone too long.

Here we have magic and history, we have regret and the tiny bloom of love. This book is seamless, the work of a master who knows what she's doing. If you love contemporary fantasy, if you can't get enough of Charles DeLint's Newford work, if you've been waiting for another great fantasy - this one is for you.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen More than words 2. November 2010
Von Spudsmom - Veröffentlicht auf
I am not going to summarize or retell the story, that's been done. Instead I'd like to describe the feel of the story. Ever imagine coming upon a friendly group huddled around a camp fire telling their stories on a cool evening in the woods? That's what this story is like. I would liken it to some of Charles DeLint's early work, a bard's tale that asks us to suspend disbelief, warm our feet by the fire and listen to a tale of wonder and woe. I love a story that allows me to forget everything else for a while and immerse myself in another world. So if you allow it, this story will take you away to a fantastical place called Maine where the air smells of the sea, the gulls never agree and anything can happen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One for the reread shelf 29. Oktober 2010
Von Natski07 - Veröffentlicht auf
This book, written by half of the brillant team who created the Liaden universe, is a fresh look at some old themes. Kate Archer, the proverbial prodigal daughter is returning home to coastal Maine to find out why her grandmother has gone AWOL, abadoning the family responsiblity - the carousel at the local fun fair. Coming home is never easy and when Kate discovers it is up to her to get the carousel into shape for summers, she is unprepared for what she has to face in the present and issues from her past.

For those of you who picked the book based on the cover may be a little disappointed in the first few chapters "where's the fairies and the handsome princes and the funny looking horse" Sharon Lee so skillfully weaves the fantastic into the everyday that you are about 3 pages past before you realise that Kate has been talking to selkies and tree spirits instead of people in town!! Once again Sharon Lee has presented a beautifully crafted tale that is a great frist read but with so many layers that you will want to go back and explore further. A complete story in itself, we can only hope that there is many more stories from this intriuging worlds (or the other 5!) that have been created in this novel. Fans of Liaden will enjoy the new universe and newcomers will defintely enjoy this marvolous "coastal" urban fantasy.

I loved it and heartily recommend it lovers of good fiction everywhere.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Fascinating beginning... 20. Januar 2011
Von Book Babe - Veröffentlicht auf
Carousel Tides is an urban fantasy about a young woman, Kate Archer, who comes home from a self-imposed exile to find her grandmother missing and herself the new owner of a magical carousel. When I first began this book, I was intrigued with the premise of the story. Who was Kate? Why had she left? What kind of magical creatures inhabited the carousel? As the story unfolded, I found myself more confused than anything. I felt like I was trying to catch up to a narrative that was leaving me behind to muddle through what had just happened with no explanations. It did become clearer, but the effort left me somewhat alienated from the story. The major problem I had was that I couldn't understand Kate's motives. She came across as ambiguous most of the time, and only seemed to really care when she was forced to. Because of that, it was hard to be fully vested in what happened to her. That said, the book came to a satisfying conclusion which answered most of my questions, although I was somewhat disappointed after such a fascinating beginning.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great blend of the realistic and the fantastic 18. November 2010
Von OtterB - Veröffentlicht auf
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Plot's been summarized elsewhere. It was a good plot, and I liked it as I tore through the book for the first time and expect to like it when I reread, and it wraps up nicely while also leaving room for a sequel (pretty please?) But the thing I liked most about Carousel Tides was the way it respected genre elements without falling into triteness. There are selkies, and fae from other dimensions, and people (using the term loosely) with a mystic tie to the land or the ocean, but they are also clearly, complexly characterized individuals. There's a romance subplot, but you can see why the characters are interested in each other, and it's not - entirely - due to some supernatural link between them. And it doesn't lead them to pay too much attention to having sex with each other and too little to the things that may kill them. The fantasy elements aren't slapped helter-skelter on top of the contemporary reality; they are entwined. The nonhumans are mysterious, and "other," and as capable of being good or evil or petty as are the humans. It all fits together remarkably well, and I recommend it.
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