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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Author of Hôtel Transylvania

147+ Works 8,898 Members 116 Reviews 32 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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Series

Works by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Hôtel Transylvania (1978) 762 copies
The Palace (1978) 440 copies
Blood Games (1979) 404 copies
Path of the Eclipse (1981) 301 copies
A Flame in Byzantium (1987) 291 copies
The Saint-Germain Chronicles (1983) 258 copies
False Dawn (1978) 246 copies
Crusader's Torch (1988) 214 copies
A Baroque Fable (1986) 204 copies
Better in the Dark (1993) 203 copies
Tempting Fate (1981) 200 copies
Blood Roses (1998) 199 copies
Darker Jewels (1993) 191 copies
Night Blooming (2002) 190 copies
Out of the House of Life (1990) 184 copies
Dead and Buried (1980) 178 copies
Come Twilight (2000) 176 copies
Ariosto (1980) 176 copies
Writ in Blood (1997) 173 copies
A Feast in Exile (2001) 172 copies
Mansions of Darkness (1996) 169 copies
A Candle for d'Artagnan (1989) 168 copies
Dark of the Sun (2004) 162 copies
Midnight Harvest (2003) — Author — 160 copies
Communion Blood (1999) 160 copies
States of Grace (2005) 154 copies
Messages from Michael (1979) 135 copies
A Mortal Glamour (1985) 131 copies
Roman Dusk (2006) 128 copies
Time of the fourth horseman (1976) 127 copies
Cautionary Tales (1978) 123 copies
Borne in Blood (2007) 108 copies
The Angry Angel (1998) — Author — 102 copies
A Dangerous Climate (2008) 90 copies
To the High Redoubt (1985) 89 copies
In the Face of Death (2001) 87 copies
Burning Shadows (2009) 75 copies
Saint-Germain Memoirs (2007) 73 copies
Crown of Empire (1994) 66 copies
An Embarrassment of Riches (2011) 66 copies
The Soul of an Angel (1999) 59 copies
Bad Medicine (1976) 57 copies
Commedia della Morte (2012) 57 copies
The Godforsaken (1983) 54 copies
False Notes (1979) 53 copies
More Messages from Michael (1986) 49 copies
Beyond The Gate of Worlds (1991) — Author — 47 copies
Nomads (1984) 45 copies
Poison Fruit (1991) 39 copies
Signs and Portents (1984) 38 copies
Firecode (1987) 36 copies
Michael's People (1988) 36 copies
Beastnights (1989) 36 copies
Cat's Claw (1992) 35 copies
Hyacinths (1983) 35 copies
Sins of Omission (1980) 31 copies
Two views of wonder (1979) — Editor — 29 copies
The Merchant Prince Volume 2: Outrageous Fortune (2002) — Author — 28 copies
Four Horses for Tishtry (1985) 26 copies
Napoleon Must Die (1993) 22 copies
The Spider Glass (1991) 22 copies
Michael for the Millennium (1995) 21 copies
Dark Light (1999) 21 copies
Taji's Syndrome (1988) 19 copies
Monet's Ghost (1997) 16 copies
A Cold Summer Night (2004) 15 copies
Locadio's Apprentice (1984) 13 copies
Magnificat (1999) 13 copies
Alas, Poor Yorick (2002) 10 copies
Charity, Colorado (1993) 9 copies
Floating Illusions (1986) 8 copies
The Lost Prince (2007) 7 copies
The Law in Charity (1989) 6 copies
Arcane Wisdome (2014) 6 copies
Cabin 33 4 copies
A Bright Winter Sun (2004) 4 copies
Lost Epiphany 3 copies
Un Bel Di 3 copies
Frog Pond 3 copies
Dead In Irons 3 copies
Discrete Madame (2019) 3 copies
Tra gli orrori del 2000 — Author — 3 copies
Lapses 2 copies
Harpy 2 copies
Ogilvie, Tallant and Moon (2008) 2 copies
Baroque Fable 27fl (1986) 1 copy
Novena 1 copy
Renewal 1 copy
Salome 1 copy
A Taste of Wine (1984) 1 copy
Genius Loci 1 copy
Sugar Skulls 1 copy
Fine Tuning Fiction (2014) 1 copy
Advocates 1 copy
The Arrows 1 copy

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Contributor — 891 copies
Women of Wonder (1975) — Contributor — 333 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contributor — 288 copies
Dark Delicacies (2005) — Contributor — 274 copies
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Contributor — 257 copies
Vampire Sextette (2000) — Contributor — 235 copies
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 226 copies
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contributor — 206 copies
Under the Fang (1991) — Contributor — 188 copies
Counter Attack (1988) — Contributor — 168 copies
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contributor — 168 copies
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King (1982) — Contributor — 166 copies
Dracula in London (2001) — Contributor — 165 copies
Of War and Honor (1991) — Author, some editions — 147 copies
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Contributor — 135 copies
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Contributor — 132 copies
Cutting Edge (1985) — Contributor — 128 copies
Rage Against the Night (2011) — Contributor — 113 copies
The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury (1991) — Contributor — 105 copies
Strangers in the Night [Anthology 3-in-1] (1995) — Contributor — 103 copies
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Contributor — 98 copies
Metahorror (1988) — Contributor — 92 copies
Crisis (1991) — Contributor — 91 copies
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contributor — 86 copies
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Contributor — 79 copies
Shadows 3 (1980) — Contributor — 78 copies
Full Moon City (2010) — Contributor — 77 copies
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contributor — 76 copies
Shadows 4 (1981) — Contributor — 75 copies
Halloween (2011) — Contributor — 74 copies
The Secret History of Vampires (2007) — Contributor — 74 copies
Blood and War (1993) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Ultimate Zombie (1993) — Contributor — 71 copies
Shadows 5 (1982) — Contributor — 67 copies
Nevermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015) — Contributor — 67 copies
Greystone Bay (1985) — Contributor — 67 copies
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contributor — 63 copies
Better Off Undead (2008) — Contributor — 60 copies
Shadows 8 (1985) — Contributor — 59 copies
Fears (1983) — Contributor — 57 copies
Visitants (2010) — Contributor — 54 copies
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Contributor — 54 copies
Shadows 7 (1984) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Contributor — 52 copies
Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (1997) — Contributor — 49 copies
Stagestruck Vampires: And Other Phantasms (2004) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Repentant (2003) — Contributor — 47 copies
Anthropology Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 46 copies
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre (2013) — Contributor — 45 copies
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Contributor — 44 copies
Horrors (1866) — Contributor — 43 copies
Nightmares (1979) — Contributor — 43 copies
Young Monsters (1985) — Contributor — 43 copies
Beyond Time (1976) — Contributor — 42 copies
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Contributor — 40 copies
Chrysalis (1977) — Contributor — 39 copies
Terrors (1982) — Contributor — 37 copies
Generation: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (1972) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contributor — 32 copies
In the Fog: The Final Chronicle of Greystone Bay (1993) — Contributor — 30 copies
Chrysalis 3 (1978) — Contributor — 29 copies
Dark Passions (2007) — Contributor — 29 copies
Best of Shadows (1988) — Contributor — 28 copies
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies
Chrysalis 4 (1979) — Contributor — 21 copies
Cassandra Rising (1978) — Contributor — 19 copies
Devil Worshipers (1990) — Contributor — 16 copies
Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (1998) — Contributor — 12 copies
Tomorrow Today (Planet Series) (1975) — Contributor — 10 copies
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction (1978) — Contributor — 9 copies
Brighton Shock (2010) — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1971 March, Vol. 31, No. 4 (1971) — Contributor — 8 copies
Interzone 216 (2008) — Contributor — 8 copies
From Twilight Till Dawn: Great Vampire Stories (2009) — Contributor — 5 copies
Ghosttide: Tales of Horror, Dark Fantasy, Suspense (1992) — Contributor — 4 copies
Midnight From Beyond the Stars (2021) — Contributor — 4 copies
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1974 (1974) — Contributor — 4 copies
De sang et d'encre (1999) — Contributor — 4 copies
Fear of the Unknown (2005) — Introduction — 3 copies
Galaxies 2010 (2010) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Vampire, Austria, pre-wwII in Name that Book (February 2018)
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Reviews

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 other reviews | 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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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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