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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Dragons in the Earth

Dragons in the Earth by Judith Tarr

Claire is barely scraping a living on her friend’s ranch near Tucson, Arizona. She looks after the long-abandoned horse facility, makes occasional attempts to resuscitate her academic career, and pays the bills, more or less, with her skills as an animal communicator. Those skills don’t always let her say the tactful thing to the human with the checkbook. Sometimes she has to tell the truth. Continue reading

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Pillar of Fire

Pillar of Fire by Judith Tarr

“Someday,” said the tribute-offering called Nofret, “I shall be the chief of the queen’s servants. Then I can call myself whatever I please.” Continue reading

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Tides of Darkness

Tides of Darkness by Judith Tarr

Avaryan Resplendent, Volume III by Judith Tarr $4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-550-2 A wastrel prince, a forgotten emperor, a tide of darkness that swallows worlds. Prince Daros of Han-Gilen is an infamous rake and wastrel–and a hidden and completely untrained mage … Continue reading

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King and Goddess

King and Goddess by Judith Tarr

by Judith Tarr $4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-530-4 In ancient Egypt, a woman might be king–but the price she paid would bind her soul for eternity. Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife, is bound in marriage to her brother, Thutmose, whom she … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Kings

The Shepherd Kings by Judith Tarr

Book 4 of The Epona Sequence by Judith Tarr $4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-524-3 White Mare, Black Land: war and conquest in ancient Egypt For a hundred years the ancient kingdom of Lower Egypt has been crushed beneath the wheels of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Suns

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Buy the print edition from Amazon.com (USA) by Judith Tarr $6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-477-2 I am no one. I pass from dark into dark. I hunt a track gone cold as stone. For five thousand Earthyears, the planet called Nevermore … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses

Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr

Buy the audio book from Audible.com (USA) Nine Tales of Horses and Magic by Judith Tarr $4.99 (Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-437-6 Nine stories of horses and their people. Nine tales of magic and enchantment. Horses of the ancient world, horses … Continue reading

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Daughter of Lir

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, … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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Across the Spectrum

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

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. Continue reading

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Mad Science Café

Mad Science Cafe, ed. Deborah J. Ross

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. Continue reading

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Spear of Heaven

Spear of Heaven by Judith Tarr

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. 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. Continue reading

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Arrows of the Sun

Arrows of the Sun by Judith Tarr

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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A Fall of Princes

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. Continue reading

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Death and the Lady

Death and the Lady by Judith Tarr

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. Continue reading

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The Lady of Han-Gilen

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. Continue reading

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The Hall of the Mountain King

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 Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Living in Threes

Living in Threes, by Judith Tarr

Buy the print edition from Amazon.com (USA) 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 … Continue reading

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The Hounds of God

The Hounds of God by Judith Tarr

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. Continue reading

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The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn by Judith Tarr

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. Continue reading

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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career

Ways to Trash Your Writing Career

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.

Learn how to Never Submit, Cop a ’Tude, Ignore Deadlines, Gossip, and much more! Continue reading

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Dragon Lords and Warrior Women

Dragon Lords and Warrior Women

From the concrete canyons of the modern city to the halls of ancient kings, from deepest ocean to cosy homes in sprawling suburbs, nowhere and no one is immune to magic. But as many forms as magic takes, there always arrives a hero to accept the challenge, and sometimes, to pay the price.

The hearts and imaginations of some of today’s finest writers come together to create this one-of-a-kind collection. Continue reading

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Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

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. Continue reading

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The Shadow Conspiracy

The Shadow Conspiracy is a collection of steampunk stories set in a world powered by steam and magic. This world of dreamers, experimenters and engineers, soulless humans and ensouled machines was born of most unlikely parents: four poets who gathered one cold summer on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1816. Continue reading

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The Shadow Conspiracy II

Shadow Conspiracy II revisits the shared Victorian world of transferable souls and intelligent machines. Join in the fun, the gadgets, the adventure, and the Romance of steampunk in this new all-original anthology from Book View Café. Continue reading

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