Other books by Suzy McKee Charnas

Sorcery Hall — (1985-1989) Young adult. Publisher: Weird things began to happen, Tina noticed, right after the explosion in the subway. Stuff was disappearing-ordinary things like the closet doorknob and Tina’s best sneakers, highly improbable ones like the kitchen linoleum, and most amazing of all, the great bronze statue of King Jagiello in Central Park. The three punky guys who kept turning up, with their chains and wrist straps and jackets lettered “Prince of Darkness” across the back, were obviously part of the terror. But it wasn’t until Tina met the old street fiddler Paavo that she understood the menace that threatened the city and her own role in the terrifying struggle that lay ahead as an evil power from another dimension challenged her world. Here is a brilliant and compelling fantasy, which builds irresistibly from its everyday beginnings at a subway station on Manhattan’s West Side to an epic battle in Central Park. Music and magic conspire together as Tina, her new friend Joel, and the ancient wizard Paavo join forces to defeat an awesome enemy.

Suzy McKee Charnas review Sorcery Hall 1. The Bronze King 2. The Silver Glove 3. The Golden ThreadSuzy McKee Charnas review Sorcery Hall 1. The Bronze King 2. The Silver Glove 3. The Golden ThreadSuzy McKee Charnas review Sorcery Hall 1. The Bronze King 2. The Silver Glove 3. The Golden Thread


Stand-alone novels and collections:

book review Suzy McKee Charnas Dorothea Dreams

Dorothea Dreams — (1986) Publisher: A reclusive artist is visited by a dying friend, a ghost from the past, and an angry boy with hostages at his mercy; the outside world imposes brutal demands that she must meet with courage and imagination, to avert disaster.


The Kingdom of Kevin Malone Suzy McKee Charnas reviewThe Kingdom of Kevin Malone — (1993) Young adult. Publisher: Amy is drawn into a dangerous and disturbing fantasy world in Central Park, created as an escape from an abusive father by Kevin Malone, a bully from Amy’s neighborhood.


book review Suzy McKee Charnas Music of the NightMusic of the Night — (2000) A collection of award-winning stories. Publisher: The vampire, the werewolf, the witch, the Phantom of the Opera — Suzy McKee Charnas brings together four monster-movie archetypes as you’ve never encountered them before, along with an original Afterword. The rage of a tormented adolescent is poignantly expressed in the Hugo-winning “Boobs.” A vampire’s sessions with a psychiatrist become a contest of wills in the Nebula-winning “Unicorn Tapestry.” Dark magic puts a woman’s ugly insecurities on public display in “Evil Thoughts.” And a beautiful woman exerts an uneasy control over the tempers of a monster in the critically acclaimed “Beauty and the Opéra or The Phantom Beast.” Suspenseful and thought-provoking, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT affirms the vitality of these classic demons of our cultural imagination, at once nightmarish and seductive.


book review Suzy McKee Charnas Stagestruck vampires and other phantasmsStagestruck Vampires: And Other Phantasms — (2004) Publisher: The scary, lush, and complex stories of a seminal fantasy author are presented in this retrospective collection. In “The Unicorn Tapestry,” a therapist finds herself transformed by a client who may be a vampire. A young girl discovers the pitfalls of puberty and an animal nature in “Boobs”; an unlikely shaman finds protection in an unwilling ally in “Peregrines”; and in the dark retelling of the two fairy tales “Beauty and the Opéra or The Phantom Beast,” a tempestuous maestro meets his equal. Also included are two of Charnas’s essays, “Art Is Long,” an insightful and entertaining look at the unusual process of writing a four-book trilogy, and “The Stagestruck Vampire,” an autobiographical look at the author as a playwright.


Other story collections:

Suzy McKee Charnas Holdfast 1. Walk to the End of the World (1974) 2. Motherlines (1978) 3. The Furies (1994) 4. The Conqueror's Child (1999)fantasy and science fiction book reviews

 


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