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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was born in Berkeley, California on September 15, 1942. She graduated from San Francisco State College in 1963 and worked as a demographic cartographer until becoming a full-time writer in 1970. She writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels including Time of the Fourth näytä lisää Horseman, To the High Redoubt, Spider Glass, Arcane Wisdome, and The Saint-Germain Cycle series. She has received several awards including a Life Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association in 2009 and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 2014. In 1997, the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on her. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Vampire, Austria, pre-wwII, Name that Book (helmikuu 2018)
Humorous fantasy with songs in the back, Name that Book (heinäkuu 2008)

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I tend not to re-read books. But this is one I read multiple times in HS and college. Sadly, I don't have a copy to re-read today. Yarbro does a masterful job juxtaposing the real-world life of the poet Ariosto against the imaginary, alt-history world of his imagination, the subject of his epic poems.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
A little slower than her usual entries but still very enjoyable. Count Ragoczy is on a mission from Czar Nicholas to try to slow down the arms race before WWI by acting as an emissary to King George and the Kaiser. It brings him the enmity of con Wolgast, an unscrupulous arms manufacturer. A nice look at the upper crust of this time.
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bgknighton | Jul 30, 2023 |
 
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moonlit.shelves | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 16, 2023 |
The cover/packaging of this book make it look like a historical horror novel. But the blurb on the back accidentally gives note to what this really is when mentioning it's "a skillful blend of history and fiction, given added spice by the fact that its heroine happens to be a vampire..." Because that's the crux of it: the heroine just happens to be a vampire, but aside from that fact, the book is simply historical fiction.

You might be raising your eyebrow, wondering why I'd say this is just a historical fiction novel when at the same time admitting it's about a vampire. Before I'd read the book, I probably would have been doing the same thing. But it's the truth. The fact is, every bit of this book's plot/story could have remained the same if the heroine hadn't been a vampire. You'd take out the few references to her being five centuries old (they don't add anything but backstory, truly), change the few bits that seem to suggest her 'true death' wouldn't be the average person's death, and presto...it would simply be a historical fiction novel.

I'm really not sure what vampirism adds to the book, in all honesty. Perhaps it makes the heroine's confidence and awareness of the world slightly more believable(?), and her friendships more long-lasting, but all of the plotting and tension in the book comes from political and social affairs. I kept waiting for it to really matter that the heroine was a vampire--and perhaps some would argue that it did matter a bit in the end, just for that scene, though I'm not one of them--but as far as I can tell, Yarbro simply wanted to write historical fiction, and because she was known for horror, the book had to be given a horror spin. And 'vampires' mean 'horror'...right? Well, at least in this case, not so much. And all that's fine, but I wish the book didn't present itself as a historical horror, as I imagine it draws in plenty of readers who get knee-deep in it before realizing that it isn't nearly what they meant to sign up for.

If you want to read a historical fiction novel full of political intrigue in the time of the Byzantine Empire, around Year 545, by all means pick up this book. If you're looking for horror or vampires, however, I'd suggest steering clear.
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whitewavedarling | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2023 |

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