Win a copy of the beloved Grandmaster Jane Yolen’s THE SCARLET CIRCUS “Eclectic, powerful, beautiful, and passionate” — Brandon Sanderson
With the help of the fine folks at GOODREADS, we’re giving away Jane Yolen’s collection of endlessly imaginative, superbly crafted tales, THE SCARLET CIRCUS. Comes with a special introduction by Brandon Sanderson.
All these years, and Jane Yolen still reduces me to helpless, gibbering admiration. I’ll read anything with her name on it, even if it’s just a damn grocery list!Peter S. Beagle, author of In Calabria
Yolen enthusiasts will be rapt, and new fans will be won. Endlessly imaginative, superbly crafted tales that stir the heart.Kirkus
The Scarlet Circus, the fourth volume in Yolen’s award-winning short fiction series brings you passionate treasures and unexpected transformations. This bewitching assemblage, with an original introduction from Brandon Sanderson, is an ideal read for anyone who appreciates witty, compelling, and classic romantic fantasy.
THE SCARLET CIRCUS is a magical collection of love stories, where love is often an act of courage and intelligence. Jane Yolen has a true storyteller’s voice—a voice that makes the writing disappear so that only the stories remain.Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Jewels series
A rakish fairy meets the real Juliet behind Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. A jewelry artist travels to the past to meet a successful silver-smith. The addled crew of a ship at sea discovers a mysterious merman. More than one ignored princess finds her match in the most unlikely men.
From ecstasy to tragedy, with love blossoming shyly, love at first sight, and even love borne of practical necessity—beloved fantasist Jane Yolen’s newest collection celebrates romance in all its glory.
THE SCARLET CIRCUS is a magnificent and beautiful anthology from a master storyteller! Jane Yolen’s stories and poems reach directly into your heart and fill you with the loveliest kind of magic. I absolutely adored it!Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Queens of Renthia series
Table of Contents
- Introduction by Brandon Sanderson
- “A Little Bit of Loving” by Jane Yolen
- Sans Soleil
- Dusty Loves
- Unicorn Tapestry
- A Ghost of an Affair
- Dark Seed, Dark Stone
- The Sword and the Stone
- The Sea Man
- Memoirs of a Bottle Djinn
- Peter in Wonderland
- The Erotic in Faerie: The Footnotes
For this whimsical collection, World Fantasy Award winner Yolen (The Midnight Circus) brings together 11 fantastical shorts centered on romantic love. Yolen’s trademark fairy tale styling is on display throughout, with vivid, pithy prose animating each quirky flight of fancy.Publishers Weekly