Sherwood Smith began her publishing career in 1986, writing mostly for young adults and children. To date she’s published over thirty books. The latest was Treason’s Shore, last of the four-book Inda series, with Coronets and Steel scheduled for September 2010. She also writes for young adults, her most popular book being Crown Duel, from Firebirds—the e-book edition of its prequel, Stranger to Command, will be her first offering through Book View Cafe. She’s also written short fiction, and collaborated with several authors, including the Grand Master Andre Norton. One of her books was an Anne Lindbergh Honor Book; she’s twice been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and once a Nebula finalist. Some of her stories have been reprinted in “best of” anthologies, and her work has been translated into numerous languages.
Sherwood Smith was a teacher for twenty years, working with children from second grade to high school. She specialized in literature, history, and drama. She still does writing workshops at schools, and freelances for Publishers Weekly.
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In Palermo, sixteen-year-old singer-in-training Anna Maria Ludovisi is married by her dying father to Captain Henry Duncannon, the Perennial Bachelor. Minutes after the wedding he sets sail.
in 1805, Anna's opera company is traveling through Spain when events, and an impending battle, bring the long-missing captain and his forgotten wife back together again. Can they find a new life together?
Ruler of Naught: Exordium Book Two
In the sequel to The Phoenix in Flight, Brandon vlith-Arkad, now heir to the Panarchy, wants only to rescue his father, the Panarch. But everyone wants a piece of him (literally, in the case of the Dol'jharian conquerors), and he is on the run from both sides, along with the crew of the Telvarna--who have secrets of their own.
Sherwood Smith's populaerster Fantasy-Roman - im Druck seit 1997 - beginnt mit Meliara und ihrem Bruder in einem verzweifelten Kampf gegen Galdran den Gierigen, Koenig von Remalna. Wenn Meliara durch den feindlichen Feldherrn, den eleganten Marquis von Shevraeth gefangengenommen wird, heisst es 'Flucht oder Foltertod'.
Joe and Nan would never have spoken if they hadn’t both reached for the same odd little book on a shelf in their favorite part of the library, the adventure stories.
Pirates—orphan gangs—magic—castles—and spies abound as, through the book, Nan and Joe discover magic and adventure… and who they really are.
Danse de la Folie
Light-hearted Regency. Clarissa falls in love with a smuggler, whose sister, Lady Kitty, is trying to save her brother’s mortgaged estate. Clarissa's much-pursued cousin, Philip, is intrigued by Lady Kitty, who is doing her best to encourage the match between him and Clarissa, except that Clarissa is now betrothed to Lord Wilburfolde. And so the mad change partners in the dance of love.
The Spy Princess sequel. Princess Lilah teams up with Atan, the hidden princess of the oldest country in the world, Sartor, to free the kingdom from a century of enchantment. Capture, escape, a forest beyond time, ancient beings, civilizations hidden in caves, and a deadly enemy await the girls. Atan knows that if she survives, the challenges facing a 15-year-old queen are only beginning.
When the evil Andreus’s hunger for power leads to war, Wren and her friends are thrust into the middle of the struggle. Teressa is heir to the throne, Tyron her chief magicmaker, Prince Connor a reluctant warrior. As allies die and others disappear, they must put aside their feelings for one another and defeat Andreus. They know they need magic to save them. Can they turn the bloody tide?
After discovering that she might have family, Wren spends her first vacation from Magic School looking for them. But her quest turns into a far more dangerous adventure than she ever imagined, what with robbers, guardsmen, and an angry sorcerer after her. And when her traveling companion, young prince Connor Shaltar, begins to meddle with magic as well — things get entirely out of hand.
Wren to the Rescue
All her life Wren has hoped for an adventure. Now she has one—with a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince, and a magician.
Wren leads the other three over mountains and past killing spells, fighting battles along the way. But then she finds herself up against some shape-changing magic that may end her life as a human forever!
Exordium: 1 - The Phoenix in Flight
Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe inhabited by unforgettable characters.
YA fantasy in which the kids on the good side are united in one thing: regarding Senrid as a villain. What do you do when you're fifteen, king of a powerful warrior kingdom, but all you have on your side are wit, will, and maybe a few skills? And what if the people you like best are your enemies, and your relatives want to see you dead?
Three novelettes and a novella.
15 year-old Senrid becomes king of the difficult warrior kingdom Marloven Hess—just in time to lose it, and find himself running for his life.
Liere has always known she was special, she can hear others’ thoughts, and senses the real emotions below the façade. When a golden-haired man named Siamis comes to her village and enchants the entire town around her, she also finds herself on the run.
After journeymage Wren and Queen Teressa argue over wicked Hawk Rhiscarlan,Wren leaves the magic school seeking Prince Connor.Wren is aboard a smuggler,fighting pirates with magic when Teressa flirts with Hawk, who upsets her court as Tyron-the next Queen’s Mage-watches helplessly.Evil ex-king Andreus adds to the danger that the four friends must resolve—along with their personal conflicts.
A Posse of Princesses
Romantic 16-year-old Princess Rhis is invited to the coming age ball of a handsome prince. She is ready to be the heroine of her favorite ballads, except nothing happens like the songs, especially when the horrid Perfect Princess is abducted. Who should go to the rescue but Rhis? And the handsome prince is not far behind . . .
A Stranger to Command
This prequel to Crown Duel is about the early life of Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth, at the infamous cavalry command academy in Marloven Hess. There he learns about command from the inside--and what it means to be king.
Meliara and her brother vow to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed. When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis, it’s escape or die. Afterward, Meliara faces a tougher challenge: the battlefield is no longer mud and steel, but palaces, the weapons manners and fans. Toughest of all is courtship, when the one who catches her heart is an enemy.