Judith Tarr


…hates writing bios of herself. She would rather write historical fantasy or historical novels or epic fantasy or the (rather) odd alternate history, or short stories on just about any subject that catches her fancy.

She has been a World Fantasy Award nominee for her Alexander the Great novel, Lord of the Two Lands, and won the Crawford Award for her Hound and the Falcon trilogy. She also writes as Caitlin Brennan (The Mountain’s Call and sequels) and Kathleen Bryan (The Serpent and the Rose and sequels). Caitlin published House of the Star, a magical-horse novel from Tor, in Fall 2010. The paperback appeared in November of 2011.

When she is not working on her latest novel or story, she is breeding, raising, and training Lipizzan horses on her farm near Tucson, Arizona. Her horses are Space Aliens, her stallion is a Pooka, and they frequently appear in song, story, blog (she is dancinghorse on livejournal), facebook, and twitter.

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Arrows of the Sun

Arrows of the Sun by Judith Tarr

Avaryan Resplendent Volume I
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-283-9

The war between the Golden Empire and the Empire of the Sun is over, the empires merged into one, and one emperor over them all: Estarion, heir to both royal houses. But Estarion will not accept half of his heritage, nor will the Golden Empire willingly accept him. The same forces that assassinated his father are arrayed against him, led by the last scion of an ancient imperial line‚ and he must stand against them and truly unite the empires, or see all the great work of his ancestors reduced to rubble.
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Spear of Heaven

Spear of Heaven by Judith Tarr

Avaryan Resplendent Volume II
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-284-6

Worldgates are a great magic and a great convenience: opening the way from one world to the next, and from one side of a world to the other. Now the mages of the Gates are exploring a new continent and forging new alliances, led by the Master of the Mageguild and the heir to the throne of Sun and Lion. Suddenly, the Gates begin to fall–and the Master and the royal heir are trapped in a hidden kingdom on the far side of the world, with no way out but through the broken Gates.
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Lady of Horses

Lady of Horses by Judith Tarr

Book 2 of The Epona Sequence
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-383-6

In the grandfathers’ time, when few yet living had been born, the People worshipped the horse, and served him, and took the gifts that he gave them: his meat, his hide, the milk of his mares. But he had not yet granted to men the greatest gift of all: the gift of riding on his back, and racing the wind.

Sparrow is a shaman’s daughter in a tribe that forbids women to be kings, to be shamans, to be anything but silent and tractable servants to the all-powerful men. They may not ever ride the horses that are the life and soul of the tribe, or even approach them, for fear of angering the gods.

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White Mare’s Daughter

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The Epona Sequence, Book 1
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-356-0

In a time before history, in a land of legend, where wild horsemen wage endless war across a sea of grass, the last descendant of the White Mare’s servants follows a sacred vision beyond the edge of the world. There she finds a land ruled by women, whose people have no word for war. But the horsemen are coming. The White Mare’s daughter must try to stop them, and both save and change the world.

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Daughter of Lir

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Book 3 of The Epona Sequence
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-430-7

Long years after the White Mare came to the people of the Mothers, bringing the wild horsemen from the sea of grass and changing the world forever, the world is changing again. The Mother of Lir is dead, her heir cast out amid dire omens. War is coming–such a war as the people have never seen, fought with a new and terrible weapon: the chariot.

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The Lady of Han-Gilen

The Lady of Han-Gilen by Judith Tarr


Avaryan Rising Volume II
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-268-6

Elian of Han-Gilen is the pride and scandal of her father’s princedom.

She has out-ridden, out-hunted, and out-shot every suitor. Now comes one whom she could bring herself to love: no lesser man than the throne prince of the Golden Empire. But Elian swore an oath as a child to a foster brother who is now a warrior king. Consort to an imperial heir or squire at arms to a conqueror: Elian must choose, and in choosing, decide the fate of two empires.

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Death and the Lady

Death and the Lady by Judith Tarr

A Story from the World of The Hound and the Falcon

by Judith Tarr

$2.99 (Novelet) ISBN 978-1-61138-285-3

A story set in the world of The Hound and the Falcon:

In the midst of the Black Death, in a nation constantly at war, the women of Sency have found ways to survive and even to thrive. They live well enough in their men’s absence, with their faces to the world and their backs to the ancient and perilous Wood. Then one day a traveler appears, a beautiful and mysterious lady who brings with her both danger and enchantment.

The Hall of the Mountain King

In the Hall of the Mountain King by Judith Tarr


Book One of Avaryan Rising
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-260-0

The king’s heir of Ianon is long lost, vanished into the south. Her father refuses to name his son heir in her place, though that son is a mighty warrior. Then one day a young wanderer arrives with news that both breaks and heals the king’s heart: his heir is dead, but before she died, she gave birth to a son. That child, now grown, has come to take her place. But the king’s son will not surrender his hope of kingship to a boy without a father, though he claims to be the son of a god.

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A Fall of Princes

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Avaryan Rising Volume III
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-269-3

Kidnapped, tortured, betrayed by his brothers whom he loved, the heir of the Golden Empire has lost everything but his life. His only hope is a chance encounter, a wandering priest from the Empire of the Sun. But the priest is more than he seems, and the prince is stronger than he knew; and war is coming. Two empires hang in the balance. Two emperors will fall, unless the prince and his unwelcome ally find a way to make peace. But peace comes at a price; and that price may be too high for either to pay.

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His Majesty’s Elephant

His Majesty's Elephant by Judith Tarr

by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-240-2

Once upon a time, the Caliph of Baghdad sends the Emperor Charlemagne a wonderful gift: an elephant named Abul Abbas. That gift brings great magic into the royal court, and a great betrayal. With the help of a stableboy who is more than he seems, and the Elephant himself, the Emperor’s daughter Rowan must learn to master that magic and save her father’s life.

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Living in Threes

Living in Threes, by Judith Tarr


by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-208-2

Three lives. Three worlds. Three times. Three young women, past, present, and future, come together to solve an age-old mystery and save a world.

Meredith has the summer all planned. She’ll hang out with her friends, ride her horse, and spend time with her mom, who is recovering from cancer. Then her mom drops a bomb: she’s sending Meredith to Egypt to dig up mummies with her aunt the archaeologist. Meredith doesn’t want to go. At all. But there are more forces at work than a sixteenth-birthday present she doesn’t want and a summer she didn’t plan—and a greater adventure than she could ever have imagined.

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Ars Magica

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by Judith Tarr
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-075-0

From farmer’s son to Prince of the Church

Gerbert was a farmer’s son in an obscure town in France, but his gifts of mind and intellect were so remarkable that even in the feudal world of the tenth century, he could rise far above his station. Princes and prelates courted him; emperors called him friend and teacher. He brought the lost art of mathematics back into Europe; he was an astronomer, a musician, a builder of strange and wonderful devices. In the end he reached the pinnacle of the world, a seat so lofty and an authority so great that he answered only to God Himself.

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Alamut

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by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-026-2

A knight from across the sea, a beleaguered kingdom, a spirit of fire.

Judith Tarr’s beloved novel of grand romance and high magic in the age of the Crusades appears for the first time in digital form. Join Prince Aidan, son of a mortal king and an immortal enchantress, and the deathless Assassin Morgiana, in a saga of war and truce, betrayal and honor, hate and love.

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The Dagger and the Cross

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by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-073-6

Immortal lovers, battling faiths, a kingdom torn asunder: love and war in the time of the Crusades.

In the time of the Crusades, in a world at war, a prince of immortal lineage and a spirit of fire who was once an Assassin prepare to celebrate a royal wedding. But he is Christian and she is Muslim, and there are those who hate them not only for their disparate faiths but for their power and magic.

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A Wind in Cairo

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by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-034-7

A prince, a stallion, a young Turk who tames them both

THE PRINCE: Spoiled, reckless, heedless of any wants or needs but his own, sentenced to a terrible fate for his sins against man, woman, and God.

THE STALLION: Equally spoiled, equally reckless, bound until death to a bitter servitude.

THE TURK’S HEIR: Fiercest of rivals, most devoted of enemies, whose armor hides a secret. Come into the world of the Arabian Nights, where magic and mystery meet; where justice lays a sinner low, and the magic of the heart turns hate to love.

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The Isle of Glass

The Isle of Glass by Judith Tarr

Volume I: The Hound and the Falcon
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-167-2

Alfred of St. Ruan’s has lived his life in the seclusion of the monastery. But a badly wounded knight on a mission from the Elvenking, a beautiful and mysterious stranger who walks as both woman and beast, and a warrior king call him out of the cloister’s walls into the wars and storms of the world. For he is neither mortal nor human, though he has long tried to live as both; and he can deny neither his nature nor his powerful magic.

The Hound and the Falcon
Volume I: The Isle of Glass
Volume II: The Golden Horn
Volume III: The Hounds of God

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The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn by Judith Tarr

Volume II: The Hound and the Falcon
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-175-7

Constantinople, A.D. 1203: a great army camps outside the City of Cities, and threatens it with conquest. Within the City, a Greek witch and a renegade monk who is also a white enchanter do their utmost to hold back the tides of war. But even their great powers may not be able to save Byzantium’s empire from the Western Crusade.

The Hound and the Falcon
Volume I: The Isle of Glass
Volume II: The Golden Horn
Volume III: The Hounds of God

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The Hounds of God

The Hounds of God by Judith Tarr

Volume III: The Hound and the Falcon
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-182-5

In the magical kingdom of Rhiyana, peace reigns under the Elvenking. But terrible forces are stirring in the world beyond. The Hounds of God, the heretic-hunters and inquisitors of the Church of Rome, have come hunting. Their prey: the king and his immortal people. And their greatest weapon may be one of the king’s own kin.

The Hound and the Falcon
Volume I: The Isle of Glass
Volume II: The Golden Horn
Volume III: The Hounds of God

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Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum, ed. Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross

Book View Café’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
Edited by Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross
$5.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-337-9

Book View Café celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life’s hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark. Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.

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Beyond Grimm

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Tales Newly Twisted
Edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology)
ISBN 978-1-61138-155-9

Not your grandmother’s fairy tales…

From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!

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Brewing Fine Fiction

Brewing Fine Fiction edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Pati Nagle

Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café

edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8

“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor

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Mad Science Café

Mad Science Cafe, ed. Deborah J. Ross

Edited by Deborah J. Ross
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-328-7

From the age of steam and the heirs of Dr. Frankenstein to the asteroid belt to the halls of Miskatonic University, the writers at Book View Café have concocted a beakerful of quaint, dangerous, sexy, clueless, genius, insane scientists, their assistants (sometimes equally if not even more deranged, not to mention bizarre), friends, test subjects, and adversaries.

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Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-065-1

The mind tells the story–but the heart inspires it with dreams of what might be waiting Out There.

With evocative stories of lost comrades, alien first contacts, and strange, often unexpected confrontations with evolving science, Rocket Boy And The Geek Girls embraces both our pulp-dream past and cutting-edge future.

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The Shadow Conspiracy II

The Shadow Conspiracy II

edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-043-9

The soul of the poet who would be king still seeks immortality — but will it find a home? And will that home be flesh or steel?

Revisit the shared Victorian world of transferable souls and intelligent machines introduced in The Shadow Conspiracy. Judith Tarr’s irrepressible Emma Rigby prances through a new adventure with automata. Nancy Jane Moore brings us more missions for the mysterious warrior woman, Jane Freemantle. Chris Dolley brings to life a wonderful parody reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse.

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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career

Ways to Trash Your Writing Career


The Wisdom of Book View Café
edited by Phyllis Irene Radford
$0.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-087-3

With a dash of humor, Book View Café presents a review of the surest and fastest ways to bring your writing career to a screeching halt.

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