Stefan Bachmann

"A spellbinding coming-of-age story. The halls of Blackbird Castle may be dark and haunted, but the characters that frequent it are warm and lively. Readers will fly through the pages."
—Soman Chainani, New York Times-bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series
"Bizarre and hugely suspenseful." —Kirkus A DROP OF NIGHT Read More "Richly realized . . . Accomplished . . . This is a story young fantasy buffs are sure to enjoy" -The New York Times THE PECULIAR Read More "A wonderfully evocative world, beautiful prose, and interesting characters. Bachmann just keeps getting better and better". -Christopher Paolini, #1 NYT Bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle THE WHATNOT Read More "Four of horror fantasy’s newer stars share tales and correspondence . . . A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows." -Kirkus (Starred review) THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Read More


Welcome to the website of Stefan Bachmann, author of books for children and young adults. To find out more about his writing, click on the Books page. For art, music, Frequently Asked Questions, and tidbits about the 19th century faery-infested England of his middle grade novels, take a look at the Extras page. You can also find various short stories by Stefan, follow him on Twitter, or read about his fairly ridiculous adventures on his blog. Thanks for stopping by!


Uncover the secrets of the castle, wander its dangerous halls, poke your head into doorways. But beware, for not all of them will allow you to poke your head *out* again and you may be forced to part with it.
Enter the Castle


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Narrated by Justine Eyre

Music by Stefan Bachmann


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