Bio: Charles de Lint has won a worldwide audience for his unique brand of "urban fantasy," tales that charge the modern world with spirit and magic and open our eyes to the deep truths around us. His tales infuse modern urban life with ancient myths and mysteries; with dark portents and glittering dreams; with the magic of art, of friendship, and with the vibrant rhythms of music.

Charles de Lint and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa.

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Dreams Underfoot
Welcome to Newford.... Welcome to the music clubs, the waterfront, the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost. Gemmins live in abandoned cars, and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the gray harbor waters and fill the cold night with their... more info>>
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Greenmantle
Just outside of Ottawa, in an ancient wood, there is something walking in the moonlight -- a stag? -- a goat? -- a horned man? -- summoned by the music of the pipes. Nearby, another man lives a quiet life, trying to avoid those for whom he's killed, and a woman and her daughter struggle to rebuild a shattered life. Their paths with intertwine as the music touches their dreams. "It is hard to imagine urban fantasy done better than it is by de Lint at his best."   ... more info>>
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Into the Green
In this novel by one of the most popular fantasy writers of our time, Canadian author, Celtic folklorist and musician Charles de Lint brings new life to ancient myths, following in the footsteps of such fantasy masters as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Andre Norton, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Herein you will find familiar folklore elements: a young woman traveling through the Kingdoms of the Green Isles with a witch staff in her hand, a harp on her back, a puzzle to solve, a quest to fulfill.... more info>>
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Jack of Kinrowan
An acknowledged classic of contemporary fantasy, Jack of Kinrowan brings together in one volume Charles de Lint's rollicking saga of wild faerie magic on the streets of the city. Jack, the Giant Killer A faceless gang of bikers on a Wild Hunt through the streets of present-day Ottawa hurtles young Jacky Rowan across the threshold into the perilous land of Faerie. There, to her dismay, she is hailed as the Jack of Kinrowan, a once-and-future trickster hero whose lot is to save the El... more info>>
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Memory and Dream
Katharine Mully had been dead for five years and two months, the morning Isabelle received the letter from her. Standing by the roadside, Isabelle had to lean against her mailbox to keep her balance. Her knees went watery. A wave of dizziness started up in the pit of her stomach and rushed up between her temples. She no longer heard the world around her -- not the birdsong from the cedars that courted the verge in a row of yellow-green and shadow, nor the sporadic traffic from the... more info>>
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Moonheart
In the back of a small shop in Ottawa, Sara finds a dusty leather pouch of mysterious artifacts. Shortly thereafter, a shadowy veil begins to draw back, revealing a far-off land of forests and magic, where the mythical is very real. This unforgettable tale reaches back from the ancient shores of Wales to Sara's home in Ottawa -- from the world we know to a world just beyond our notice, where timeless evil and boundless good reside in its restless inhabitants. "For more than... more info>>
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Someplace to Be Flying
Someplace to Be Flying is set in Newford and environs, and is steeped in corvid (crow family) mythology--a Trickster tale involving Raven and Coyote, and a flock of punky "crow girls" on modern city streets, detailing the effect of their presence on a group of ordinary people. While some of the characters previously introduced in the short stories "Heartfires," "Crow Girls" and "Twa Corbies" make return appearances, most of the cast is new. "In many hands, the urban fantasy plot involving s... more info>>
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Spiritwalk
Tamson House, in modern, urban Ottawa, is a rambling, eccentric curiosity of a house -- and a place of hidden Power. Built at a point where the leylines meet, upon land that was once a sacred site, it is the gateway to a spirit-world where Celtic and Native American magicks mingle and leak into our own. In the overgrown garden of Tamson House, a Coyote man waits, green children walk, and music rises to greet the moon. From the garden, a vast and primal wood is just one spirit-step away.... more info>>
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Svaha
Into the darkness, the desolation, the sprawl of urban blight... An Indian flyer has been downed. A systems chip, encoded with vital technological secrets, is missing. And the Amerindians have chosen Gahzee to find it. He must leave the lush, wooded Enclaves, protected by vast force fields, and venture forth -- out there -- into the Outer Lands. Walking the line between Dreamtime and Realtime, he is prepared to face the bitter, poisoned world of the white man... unaware that his herit... more info>>
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The Ivory and the Horn
At first, Jaime knows them only as women with the faces of animals -- mare and deer, wild boar and bear, raven and toad. And others. So many others. Following her. They smell like forest loam find open field, like wild apple blossoms and nuts crushed underfoot. Their arms are soft, but their hands are callused and hard, the palms like leather. Where they have been, they leave behind a curious residue of dried blood and rose petals, tiny bird bones and wood ashes. In those animal fa... more info>>
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The Little Country
Magic has touched the life of Janey Little and others in the small town of Cornwall. But this magic also attracts the attention of those who wish to obtain it for their own personal gain. That sets the stage for a contemporary fantasy novel in which Janey Little and her friends attempt to understand the unusual events occurring around them. Cornwall is also the background for another story line involving more direct acts of magic as a young woman named Jodi finds herself in the b... more info>>
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Trader
When a mischievous spirit grants loser Johnny Devlin's wish for someone else's life, luthier Max Trader wakes up in Johnny's body, surrounded by the emotionally vacant shambles Johnny has left behind, bankrupt and farther down in the world than he has ever imagined being. Jarred from his complacent, self-contained path, Max has only his inner resources for both emotional and financial support. He wants his life back, but, as he struggles for it, he realizes that he will no longer... more info>>
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Yarrow
Cat Midhir lived in a land of dreams, crossing over the borders of sleep into a magic realm where gnomes lived among standing stones and selchies beneath the waves; where antlered Mynfel walked by moonlight; and the harper Kothlen told stories of the ancient days... When she woke from her travels she told her own stories about the Otherworld. Her publisher called her novels fantasy, but Mynfel's domain seemed more real than the streets of Ottawa... until a thief came out of the ni... more info>>
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