Longtime reader/contributor/spellchecker Fred Kiesche informs me that for two days (January 23rd and 24th) you can get the eBook version of The Very Best of Charles de Lint for the low, low price of free! (And DRM-free, too!)
Here’s the description:
The finest stories of this popular pioneer of urban fantasy and creator of the mythical city of Newford have been chosen by the author—and his fans—and gathered in this extraordinary collection. Asked to suggest their own favorite stories for inclusion, de Lint’s fans have been instrumental in creating a treasury that will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. These are retold fairy tales and new modern myths that thoroughly redefine the boundaries of magic.
Between these pages are all manner of enchanted characters in unusual places: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors, a graffiti artist who risks his life to expose a deadly conspiracy, and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a lost folkloric tradition.
At turns unexpected, whimsical, dark, and mystical, this is an essential compendium of timeless tales to be revisited as often as the heart desires.
(I’m not sure of any geographical restrictions…and do check other outlets if Amazon is not your eBook ecosystem.)
Although it’s after midnight at SF Signal HQ, seems like the deal has not started yet. Check back later!