Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro . . . and Yes (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I was going with a little author/title alliteration, but it's fallen by the wayside for these last 3 days - as much as I tried, as deep as I dug, and as hard as I pondered, the XYZ trilogy was an impossible one to allierate.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter Y, as in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The veritable queen of historical fantasy, Yarbro has been drawing vampires out of the darkness and making them interesting as characters, not as monsters, for 35 years now. Her most famous vampire, Count Saint-Germain, first appeared on the scene less than 2 years after the (sadly) more famous Lestat de Lioncourt. If you're in the mood for a well-written historical fantasy, one that touches smartly on authentic historical events and personages, but with a subtle supernatural flavour, then I'd strongly suggest giving one of her books a try.

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of Yes, and their classic, chart-topping, genre-hopping hit, Owner of a Lonely Heart. Even though it's very much an oddball in the context of their largely progressive rock catalogue, it made them a household name . . . and it's just a killer track.



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2 comments:

  1. Very nice post! I enjoyed the video a lot.

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  2. Excellent music choice! The first album to feature Trevor Rabin as well.

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