At Amberleaf Fair

At thirty-five years old, one did not often find oneself Senior Storycrafter at any fair larger than thirty-five tents. This Amberleaf Fair had forty-nine tents, not counting the animal shelters. Dilys liked to suspect that some of her ...

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434447425

Category: Fiction

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They come to Amberleaf Fair -- toymakers, storytellers, conjurers, and adventurers. They bring song and dance, gifts of love, and tales of far places. But in the midst of celebration, the high wizard Talmar is stricken with what appears to be the Choking Glory, his brother Torin the toymaker has been rejected by his lady love, and a fabulous necklace from across the sea has been stolen -- and Torin is the chief suspect! This year Amberleaf Fair promises to be more than a place of marvels, a crossroads for magic, mysteries, and fabulous wealth. This year the fair promises to be much more interesting ... and dangerous!

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Wildraith's Last Battle (1982) resembles the Frostflower novels and is traditional sword and sorcery, but At Amberleaf Fair (1986) is another detective story, this one featuring a recurring character from her short fiction, ...

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109091

Category: Literary Criticism

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Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on

The Bloody Herring

A POSTSCRIPT FROM THE ACTUAL AUTHOR The greater part of this novel was written 1978-1980 as a sort of double piece of ... —Phyllis Ann Karr Hoyt “The Hobbitat,” May, 2013 ALSO BY PHYLLIS ANN KARR At Amberleaf Fair Frostflower and 206 ...

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479409211

Category: Fiction

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A Fantasy Historical Romance of the First Decade of Papa's Pride, by Clea Ortiz Newcome—but actually a Gilbert & Sullivan Fantasy in Space Opera Framework, by Phyllis Ann Karr! Some have told me that the events of Ship Years 8 and 9 were far too terrible to use as underpinning for a light fantasy romance, and one that in any case can appeal chiefly to the hundred or so avid Savoyards in the ship's population. My response is that light treatment has been among humanity's most effective defense mechanisms for dealing with disaster, probably since our race became recognizably human back in Old Earth's paleolithic; and that Savoy enthusiasm is as precious in Papa's Pride as any other artifact of our Old Earth heritage. In any case, these things lie more than half a century in our own past, and if half a century does not make them fair game for historical fantasy, what does? Is the past not the past, whether ten or ten thousand years ago, whether back on Old Earth or out here in our great colony starship of twenty-four pylons revolving around a vast central core? While retaining the names of such entities as the Antique Terra Theater, which had not yet split into the Order-sponsored Old Earth Company and the committee-sponsored Players to the Stars, with their respective screenplay arms Universal Aspirations and Pride Productions, I have fictionalized the names and other aspects of individuals actually involved in Chuck Wang's crime -- the worst ever perpetrated and, we hope, ever to be perpetrated in Papa's Pride. I have added some completely fictional people to the cast, omitted many historical figures entirely, and somewhat condensed, even rearranged, certain of the events. There were never any deliberate murders connected with Wang's outrage, at least as far as we know. Shipnet will make it very easy for interested readers to collate my tale with as much as we have of the truth.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

gan a series of quasi-Arcadian/immersive fantasies featuring Torin the Toymaker in 1974; its only novel is At Amberleaf Fair (1986). Frostflower and Thorn (1980) and Frostflower and Windbourne (1982) are feminist fantasies.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863456

Category: Literary Criticism

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

The Gallows in the Greenwood

OTHER BOOKS BY PHYLLIS ANN KARR At Amberleaf Fair Frostflower and Thorn Frostflower and Windbourne Idylls of the Queen WILDSIDE FANTASY CLASSICS Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. Arnold The Devil-Tree of El Dorado, by Frank Aubrey The ...

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587156328

Category: Fiction

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Everyone knows the Robin Hood legend, but for this retelling, Phyllis Ann Karr has found a historical precident to create a female Sheriff of Nottingham and suddenly the whole myth explodes, taking on new meanings that resonate deep within contemporary culture. "The Gallows in the Greenwood does for Robin Hood what The Mists of Avalon did for King Arthur " --John Gregory Betancourt, Author of Nine Princes of Chaos

Frostflower and Thorn

Torin the Toymaker (At Amberleaf Fair and various short stories) was conceived as an alternate-world Ruthven. At almost all other times, it develops quite unconsciously, and only later—sometimes decades after my first use of the ...

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479490028

Category: Fiction

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The sorceress Frostflower could bring a babe from seed to term in the course of a winter's afternoon. The swordswoman Thorn could strew a field with corpses in a moment's battle rage. Outcasts, both of them. Hunted by the farmer-priests who ruled the wasteland that once had been a world. Then Thorn in her folly got pregnant. Flower, in her folly, wanted the child. And together, foolishly, they set out to survive...

All But a Pleasure An Alternate History Role Playing Romance Murder Mystery

Phyllis Ann Karr. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Copyright © 2016 by Phyllis Ann Karr. All rights reserved. Published by Wildside Press LLC. www.wildsidebooks.com ALSO BY PHYLLIS ANN KARR At Amberleaf Fair Frostflower and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION | 1.

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479408061

Category: Fiction

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The four members of Dante's Delight Purgatorio do not consider what they do to be in any sense sado­masochistic. Of course, society at large takes a different view. And society at large includes Julie Whitcomb's new­met lover, Police Detective Dave Clayton, for whom she hopes to retire from purgatorial activity. Society at large also includes Angela Garvey, childhood sweetheart of the lad Julie hopes to mold into her Dante's Delight replacement, Corwin "Thesaurus Kid" Poe. When murdered bodies start turning up wearing the membership mark of Dante's Delight, it falls to Dave's immediate superior, Detective Sergeant Lestrade, to determine the guilt or innocence of the obvious prime suspects. And Rosemary Lestrade got into police work less to catch the guilty than to clear the innocent.

St James Guide to Fantasy Writers

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018410519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 738

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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts.

What Do I Read Next 2002

Other books by the same author : At Amberleaf Fair , 1986 Frostflower and Windbourne , 1982 Idylls of the Queen , 1982 Wildraith's Last Battle , 1982 Frostflower and Thorn , 1980 Other books you might like : Gillian Bradshaw ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787652954

Category: Literary Criticism

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By identifying similarities in various books, this annual selection guide helps readers to independently choose titles of interest published in the last year.Each entry describes a separate book, listing everything readers need to know to make selections. Arranged by author within six genre sections, detailed entries provide: Title Publisher and publication dateSeriesNames and descriptions of charactersTime period and geographical settingReview citationsStory typesBrief plot summarySelected other books by the authorSimilar books by different authorsAuthor, title, series, character name, character description, time period, geographic setting and genre/sub-genre indexes are included to facilitate research.

Fantasy Review

I can recommend this novel only to younger audiences crossing over into science fiction from the romance genre . ... For example , Bonner is irresistible to women despite his Karr , Phyllis Ann . At Amberleaf Fair .

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