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Svaha
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The Dreaming Place The Dreaming Place
Triskell Press, 2016
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Nina and her cousin Ash don’t get along, but now have to share a room. Plagued by nightly dreams about becoming an animal, Nina fears that Ash, who dabbles in the occult, is responsible. More terrifying still, the nightmares start to invade Nina’s waking hours. But an ancient evil has marked one of them, and if either is going to survive they’ll have to stand united against the greater threat.

Promises to Keep Promises to Keep
Triskell Press, 2015
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In Jilly’s journey from being the junkie street kid she was, to the cheerful character we know from later Newford tales, she navigates the perils of loyalty to old friends versus new ones. Facing hard choices, Jilly must decide whether she's worthy of genuine friendship, promises, and life itself.

Yarrow Yarrow
Triskell Press, 2015
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Cat Midhir lives in a land of dreams, crossing nightly over the borders of sleep into a magic realm. A land where gnomes hide among standing stones and shelties dwell beneath the waves, where the harper Kothlen tells tales of the ancient days and the antlered Mynfel walks by moonlight…

When Cat wakes she weaves stories around the Otherworld. Her books are labelled as fantasy, but Mynfel's domain deems more real to her than the humdrum streets of the city.

Until a thief comes stalking—and steals Cat's dreams away…

Svaha Svaha
Triskell Press, 2015
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Svaha means "the time between seeing the lightning and hearing the thunder—a waiting for promises to be fulfilled."

In 2094, protective technology shields Native Enclaves from an outer world devastated by pollution and corruption. Beyond those Enclaves, in the ruins between cities, a Native flyer has been downed and a chip encoded with vital secrets is missing. It's up to Gahzee to leave the Enclave and dare the deadlands to find it—walking the line between Dreamtime and Realtime, bringing his people's ancient magic and new science to bear on the poisoned world of tomorrow. Bringing hope, perhaps, for a new dawn…

Cover art by Donna Gordon.

Greenmantle Greenmantle
Triskell Press, 2015
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Not far from the city there is an ancient wood, forgotten by the modern world, where Mystery walks in the moonlight. He wears the shape of a stag, or a goat, or a horned man wearing a cloak of leaves. He is summoned by the music of the pipes or a fire of bones on Midsummer's Evening. He is chased by the hunt and shadowed by the wild girl.

Greenmantle is not only a gripping thriller but also an introduction to the most profound philosophical issues in literature what stories are for and how they create us. …de Lint shows an awareness of what he's doing that makes his fiction not just a damn fine read but also a clear map of the road that fantasy follows through the human mind. …with Greenmantle, he shows that, far from being mere escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time.

Riding Shotgun Riding Shotgun
Triskell Press, 2015
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Marshall Coe's shiftless, troubled life has led to tragedy. In this riveting novella, he's suddenly given the chance to go back in time and fix his one big mistake, but Marshall finds that altering history has unexpected consequences. Caught between worlds alongside a young woman with an equally difficult past, they discover that sometimes things happen for a reason.

"Riding Shotgun" was first published in Flights, edited by Al Sarrantonio (Roc Books, 2003). Copyright © 2003 by Charles de Lint.

Newford Stories: Crow Girls Newford Stories: Crow Girls
Triskell Press, 2015
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Charles de Lint's readers have been asking him to put together story collections featuring their favourite Newford characters. The crow girls are among his best-loved characters, so de Lint obliged by gathering their stories all under one roof, so to speak. Some other members of the Newford repertory company show up here, but at the forefront of each story are these two little wild girls with their big personalities.

These stories have all been published before. "Crow Girls" is also available in The Very Best of Charles de Lint and in Moonlight and Vines; "Twa Corbies" in Moonlight and Vines; "The Buffalo Man" in Tapping the Dream Tree; and "A Crow Girls' Christmas" in Muse and Reverie. "Make a Joyful Noise," published in a limited edition by Subterranean Press, has not appeared in any of my previous collections.

Cover art by Tara Larsen Chang.
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The Wishing Well The Wishing Well
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This gripping novella set in Newford is a cautionary tale about Brenda Perry, who bears deep scars from the loss of her father. Poor body image and low self-esteem lead to the resurgence of Brenda's eating disorder and a collapse in the structure of her life. Ghosts, water spirits and wraiths all appear in this tale where there are no easy answers—only opportunities to live and fight another day.

"The Wishing Well" was first published by Axolotl Press, 1993. Copyright © 1993 by Charles de Lint.

Cover art by Kel Flowers.

Timeskip Timeskip
Triskell Press, 2015
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Its opening sentence, "Every time it rains a ghost comes walking," is the perfect start to this beautiful, bittersweet story about the hesitant first steps of a relationship. Featuring Newford fiddler Geordie Riddell, it's a gentle story of love, loss and the bonds of friendship.

First published in Post Mortem edited by Paul F.Olson and David B. Silva, 1989.

Timeskip is where Newford began: "Newford was not planned out in advance. It started (unbeknownst to me) with "Timeskip," a short story that I wrote for an anthology. I wanted to set the story somewhere other than the Ottawa area where most of my stories had taken place, but I didn't feel comfortable writing about a city that I couldn't physically visit. So I decided to use various aspects of large urban centers that I had visited, and create a fictitious setting."
—Charles de Lint, from an interview with FairyRoom.com

Paperjack Paperjack
Triskell Press, 2015
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Set in Newford and featuring musician Geordie Riddell, this novella about a homeless man called Paperjack is classic de Lint—a poignant, mysterious tale about love, loss and learning how to move on. A finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Paperjack is a standalone story, but picks up some of the threads of a previous tale called "Timeskip."

First published in a limited edition of 137 copies by Cheap Street Press, 1991.

Ghosts of Wind and Shadow Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
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When the restrictions and strife of her home life finally become too much, Lesli Betterberry runs away from home. But the freedom she hopes to find on the street is an illusion and she soon finds herself in far worse circumstances. Featured in this story are otherworldly musicians Cerin and Meran Kelledy, who must use their gifts of music and magic to try to find the girl.

First published as a limited edition chapbook, 1990.

Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night
Triskell Press, 2015
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A charming novella about one of Newford's best-loved characters: artist and dreamer Sophie Etoile. Lured by mystical Native American flute-player Kokopelli, Sophie opens a door in her dreams only to find herself in the wild Sonoran desert, her way back vanished. In her quest to return she gets sidetracked by Coyote, up to his usual mischief. A poignant tale touching on loss, hope and community.

First published in Worlds of Fantasy and Horror #2, Fall, 1994. Cover art by Stephanie Lostimolo.

The Very Best of Charles de Lint (2010) The Very Best of Charles de Lint
Triskell Press, 2014
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We've just released our Triskell Press e-book of The Very Best of Charles de Lint. On the advice of other indie authors, I'm trying out Amazon's KDP (Kindle Prime) program for 90 days. KDP subscribers can download the book and read it for free. I'm only doing this because I'm trying to expand my readership and find some new fans, and Amazon's KDP subscriber base is huge. Apparently I'll reach a multitude of readers who've never heard of me. Word-of-mouth is crucial for any author to succeed, so it also really helps me if you share this announcement. And once again, I owe a BIG debt of gratitude to Charles Vess, who kindly offered his cover art for this book. MaryAnn and I have the original hanging in our house. Lucky, eh?

Trader Trader
Triskell Press, 2014
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I'm delighted to announce that the digital version of Trader is now live. I love this cover. I sure wish I had a mother of pearl inlay of a crow on the headstock of one of my guitars, but I guess if I want one like that I'll need to go to Newford and have my name put on the waiting list at Max Trader's shop.

The Little Country The Little Country
Triskell Press, 2014
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As promised, we've finally finished and released the e-book of The Little Country. It was so much fun revisiting this story and I'm particularly happy with MaryAnn's cover design which is based on reference photos we took while researching the book.

Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury
Triskell Press, 2014
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Jodi Shepherd, a feisty teenage orphan raised by her aunt in the English village of Bodbury, spends most of her time helping her eccentric inventor friend, Denzil Gossip, with his menagerie of beloved animals. When a group of local waifs, the Tatters Children, speculate that the Widow Pender is keeping a Small in her house, Jodi has to break in to discover the truth. What follows is a lyrical tale filled with whimsy, danger and intrigue, where a witch or her fetch may approach anyone unawares and cast spells on them, where dead men talk and Smalls—tiny people—are alive. Originally appearing as a story-within-a-story in de Lint's acclaimed novel The Little Country (written for adults), finally the magical tale of Jodi's adventures, published for the first time on its own, can be enjoyed by young adults as well as mature readers.

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The Loon's Lament—Digital Single

The Loon's Lament—Digital Single
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Loons mate for life, but one year up on our lake near Bouchette, Quebec, only one of our nesting pair returned. Happily, we have a number of them back on the lake now, but this slow air serves as a reminder of the fragility of life.

Charles de Lint flute
MaryAnn Harris vocals, guitar
John Wood whistles, Uillean pipes
 
Recorded and produced by James Stephens
Cover art by Lisa Brawn

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Audiobooks
Blackstone Audio has now released audiobooks for such titles as The Mystery of Grace, The Onion Girl, Moonheart, Memory and Dream and Dreams Underfoot. They are available as tapes/CDs (including MP3 format) from many retailers, You can also buy them as a digital download from web sites such as iTunes and Blackstone Audio themselves. I'm especially happy that some of my work will finally be available to visually impaired folks.
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  Trader
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Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury
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Over My Head
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Under My Skin
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Under My Skin
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Drink Down the Moon
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Jack the Giant Killer
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Memory and Dream
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Moonheart
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Spiritwalk
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Someplace to Be Flying
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Yellow Dog
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Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
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Jack in the Green
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Dog Boys
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Crow Roads
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Companions to the Moon
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Dharma
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The Butter Spirit's Tithe
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That Was Radio Clash
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That Was Radio Clash
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