The Stress of Her Regard
by Tim Powers
Tachyon Publications Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781892391797
Date: 01 August 2008 List Price £10.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
It's hard to believe that this Tim Powers classic has been out of print for so long. An extraordinary secret history of the Romantic poets and their hidden muse, it is a vampire tale second to none. Hats off to Tachyon Publications who reissue The Stress of Her Regard in trade paperback.
"A terrified young doctor allies himself with the great Romantic poets to battle a malignant apparition seeking her ultimate pleasure in their ravaged bodies and imperilled souls. When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that criss-crosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this dramatic, shocking novel of passion and terror skilfully recasts the tragic lives of the Romantic poets into a uniquely terrifying tale.
Back in print for the first time since 1994, this long-awaited new edition of The Stress of Her Regard will thrill loyal Tim Powers fans as well as newcomers to this gripping Gothic tour de force. "