Tonight the Keepers of Mystery discuss a work by Lord Dunsany, The Charwoman’s Shadow. Published in 1926, before the term “fantasy” had ever been used to describe the genre.

An old woman who spends her days scrubbing the floors might be an unlikely damsel in distress, but Lord Dunsany proves once again his mastery of the fantastical. The Charwoman’s Shadow is a beautiful tale of a sorcerer’s apprentice who discovers his master’s nefarious usage of stolen shadows, and vows to save the charwoman from her slavery.

The Stacks

Appendix N
The Charwoman’s Shadow by Lord Dunsany

Cheating Death by Tim Callahan
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
Love in the Age of Gongfarmers by Stephen Newton
Love Mutants of Castle Heartache by Brendan LaSalle
Prince Charming Reanimator by Daniel J. Bishop
The Queen of Elfland’s Son by Michael Curtis
Sailors on the Starless Sea by Harley Stroh
The Sorcerer’s Tower of Sanguine Slant by Terry Olson
The Vile Wyrm by Jimm Johnson

Oracle (album) – Djilia Phralengo
Rheliq (album) – Djilia Phralengo
Duelo (song) – Djilia Phralengo (used for the live pre-show on Twitch with the artist’s permission)
Siroco (album) – Paco de Lucia
Entre dos Aguas (album) – Paco de Lucia
Spanish Classical Sound Vol 1 (1928-1930) (album) – Andrés Segovia
Segovia: Guitar Music (album) – Andrés Segovia
Paco Peña & Elliott Fisk in Duo Recital (album) – Paco Peña

DCC Dying Earth
Weird Frontiers

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