The Stress of Her Regard (Paperback)
Tachyon Publications, 9781892391797, 427pp.
Publication Date: August 22, 2008
Michael Crawford is forced to flee when discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed. Yet it is not the revengeful townspeople he fears but the deadly embrace of the malignant spirit that is claiming him as her bridegroom.
Crawford will not travel alone; soon he is aided by his fellow victims, the greatest poets of his day--Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Together they embark upon a desperate journey, crisscrossing Europe and battling the vampiric fiend who seeks her ultimate pleasure in their ravaged bodies and imperiled souls.
Telling a secret history of passion and terror, Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates, Declare, Three Days to Never) masterfully recasts the tragic lives of the Romantics into a uniquely frightening tale. Back in print for the first time since 1994, this newly revised edition of The Stress of Her Regard will thrill both Powers fans and newcomers to this gripping Gothic tour de force.
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Praise For The Stress of Her Regard…
"A reigning master of adult contemporary fantasy." Booklist
"The reigning king of adult historical fantasy." Kirkus Reviews
"Tim Powers is a brilliant writer." William Gibson, author, Neuromancer
"Through both innovation and preservation, Tachyon Publications has become one of the most respected publishing houses in speculative fiction." Hellnotes: Fiction, Movies, and Art Dedicated to the Horror Genre
"Powers has already proved that he is a master of what he terms 'doing card tricks in the dark,' referring to the incredible amount of historical, biographical, and practical research that goes into his works." Harvard Review
"Powers plots like a demon." The Village Voice Literary Supplement
"Good serious fantasy doesn't come much better than The Stress Of Her Regard." Oxford Times
"Tim Powers is a genius." Algis Budrys, author, The Death Machine