Twisting the Rope

Twisting the Rope

by R. A. MacAvoy


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Twisting the Rope by R. A. MacAvoy

The Campbell Award–winning author’s followup to Tea with the Black Dragon : “Wow! MacAvoy’s done it again” ( New York Times –bestselling author Anne McCaffrey).
Mayland Long, aka the Black Dragon, has been enjoying a peaceful relationship with Martha Macnamara—but suddenly they face threats from seeming every side. A wild psychic force is loose in the world; Martha’s three-year-old granddaughter has been kidnapped; and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to rescue the little girl and hunt for a killer . . . even if it brings him to a horrifying realization.
In this novel, the author of The Book of Kells returns to the modern-day California of Tea with the Black Dragon , and blends fantasy, mystery, Chinese lore, and a timeless love story as she did so masterfully in her debut—which earned nominations for Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick Awards. “MacAvoy supports her tale with a superbly drawn cast of characters . . . and her usual superior command of language” ( Booklist ).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497642317
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Black Dragon Series , #2
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 711,995
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

R. A. MacAvoy is a highly acclaimed author of imaginative and original science fiction and fantasy novels. Her debut novel,  Tea with the Black Dragon , won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also written the  Damiano  trilogy, the chronicles of a wizard’s young son, set during an alternate history version of the Italian Renaissance;  The Book of Kells ; and  Twisting the Rope , the highly acclaimed sequel to  Tea with the Black Dragon. She is also the author of the beloved and much-praised Lens of the World trilogy.

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Twisting the Rope 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful followup to "Tea with the Black Dragon." Very well written, with interesting characters and an engrossing plot. By the end of the book, I felt I both knew well and sympathized (rare for me) with all of the major characters. Since all of the characters were engaged in one form of folly or another, this is really saying something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books when I was younger. It is a fun, well-written story, the sequel to Tea with the Black Dragon, and worth reading. Having just written the above, I have to say this ebook edition is a mess. For an example, the phrase "Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin", has somehow replaced every instance of a character's full name, which in the early chapters is every other paragraph. Another character, Marty, is also spelled malty (note the small m) here and there. The character Long only gets his name capitalized every other instance. This book was obviously scanned and put through OCR software, and no-one actually proofed it to see if it put real words in the file. There are plenty of other instances of the OCR making hash out of the writer's well-chosen words, and it would be mildly funny if it wasn't part of a favorite book I just bought again to read for old times sake. The publisher should be embarrassed. Whoever approved this misincarnation should be fired for incompetence. It makes me feel embarrassed and insulted on the writer's behalf. What happened? The first book, Tea with the Black Dragon, looked great as an ebook.