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Cigany is the gypsy, stalking the city in a cloud of magic.

 

Stepovich is the seasoned cop, who keeps finding dead bodies in the gypsy's wake.

 

The Fair Lady is Queen of the Underworld, drawing them both into her murderous web...until only the gypsy's broken memories stand between Stepovich's beloved city and the Lady's dark designs.

 

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Overview

Cigany is the gypsy, stalking the city in a cloud of magic.

 

Stepovich is the seasoned cop, who keeps finding dead bodies in the gypsy's wake.

 

The Fair Lady is Queen of the Underworld, drawing them both into her murderous web...until only the gypsy's broken memories stand between Stepovich's beloved city and the Lady's dark designs.

 

Part crime novel, part magic, Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm's The Gypsy is "a powerful and memorable fantasy" (Publishers Weekly).

From the bestselling author of The Phoenix Guards, a stunning novel of music, magic, and mortal combat. A seasoned cop and a gypsy with magical powers team up to battle the Fair Lady, Queen of the Underworld, who has dark, destructive designs on the city.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"This combination fantasy and police procedural (Wambaugh on acid) is several cuts above the troll-and-unicorn dreck that floods the genre."
Analog
"Fantasy, yes, but it breathes a spirit congenial to the SF reader too…every science fiction reader who dreams of long light years passing, strange peoples, wild adventure. Brust and Lindholm have given SF its gypsy god."
New York Review of Science Fiction
"A spirit of righteous mysticism makes The Gypsy a compelling read."
From the Publisher
"This combination fantasy and police procedural (Wambaugh on acid) is several cuts above the troll-and-unicorn dreck that floods the genre."

Booklist (starred review) on The Gypsy

"Enthralling."

Publishers Weekly on The Gypsy

"Fantasy, yes, but it breathes a spirit congenial to the SF reader too...every science fiction reader who dreams of long light years passing, strange peoples, wild adventure. Brust and Lindholm have given SF its gypsy god."

Analog on The Gypsy

"A spirit of righteous mysticism makes The Gypsy a compelling read."

New York Review of Science Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765311924
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 736,572
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Brust is the author of the bestselling Vlad Taltos series (including Dragon and Issola) and such other fantasy novels as The Phoenix Guards and To Reign in Hell.

Megan Lindholm, writing as "Robin Hobb," is the author of many bestselling fantasy novels including Assassin's Apprentice and the recent Fool's Fate.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting urban police procedural horror tale

    In Lakota, Ohio, someone murders a liquor store clerk for the sum of $179 and change. Police Officer Mike ¿Step¿ Stepovich arrests the Gypsy, a street wanderer who can¿t remember anything. However, the police are forced to release the Gypsy. --- Not long afterward, someone kills an elderly female fortune teller in a dumpy hotel; near the crime scene Step notices the Gypsy. Taken off the case by his superiors and over the objections of his partner Durand, Step continues his inquiries trailing the Gypsy. Soon Step finds clues that do not rationally appear logical, but lead to the enigmatic Fair Lady. She spins webs to ¿capture¿ people for her evil use; Step¿s teenage daughter Laurie and her friends seem caught by her alluring spell. Knowing he is out of his depth as the Fair Lady reaches beyond the normal, Step has no idea how to stop her. Only three brothers (the Raven, the Owl and the Dove) working in concert can, but they are nowhere in sight. Instead Step turns to an ancient drunk the Coachman, who knows what must be done when he is sober, a rare event.--- THE GYPSY is an interesting urban police procedural horror tale that will remind readers of Stephen King¿s earlier works as the story line contains seemingly supernatural elements within the who-done-it. The gritty investigation is cleverly done especially when Step keeps following a trail of death that appears illogical to him as if he investigates homicides in the Twilight Zone. Though the Gypsy and the Fair Lady passages remain vague and unconnected until late into the tale, readers will appreciate this tense collaboration that asks the audience to ponder what are life and death.--- Harriet Klausner

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