Barefoot Pirate

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by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-053-8

With two bossy older sisters, Joe wishes for escape and adventure. Nan doesn’t have any friends, and is desperate to escape her bleak world.

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.

They agree to share it… and discover not just a story, but a promise that magic is real, and that someone from another world is needed to break a spell.

When the magic works, Joe is delighted to find himself in another world, one without school, homework—or obnoxious sisters.

Nan is even more thrilled, and determined to create a new life for her past, she tells a very small lie about her past … that she’s a princess.

Do they want to join Blackeye’s gang of pirate kids, who are determined to rescue an enchanted prince?

Pirates—orphan gangs—magic—castles—and spies abound as Nan and Joe discover magic and adventure… and who they really are.

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Between Silk and Sand

Between Silk and Sand by Marissa Doyle

by Marissa Doyle
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-718-6
A BVC Original

The best-laid plans, even of princesses, can go awry…very, very awry.

Seventeen-year-old Saraid of Thekla is on her way to marry the ruler of far-off Mauburni. But she’s not sobbing into her silk-curtained litter at the thought of leaving home, because she has plans–and The Book. She’s studied this ancient treatise on the art of kingship for months to make herself the ideal queen for her adopted country.
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The Boy from the Burren

The Boy from the Burren by Sheila GIlluly

The First Book of the Painter
by Sheila Gilluly
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-463-5

Aengus, a hard-bitten young thief with a gift for sand painting, expects a fine new life of adventuring when his drunken father sells him to Bruchan, a wandering storyteller.

But instead of illustrating his new master’s tales at fairs, Aengus finds himself embroiled in a desperate secret war. For Bruchan leads an embattled religious community which is fighting to keep alive their secret knowledge and ancient way of life. Threatening them are the fanatical Brotherhood of the Wolf, servants of the Wild Fire, who ruthlessly hunt all such heretics.
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Crown Duel

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

Hardcover edition from Ingram

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-071-2

Sherwood Smith’s most popular young adult fantasy begins with Meliara and her brother vowing to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed. When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis of Shevraeth, 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 her personal enemy—the new king.

This beloved romantic fantasy has been in continuous print for over twenty years. The definitive edition is corrected, with additional material in six much-requested inserts from the hero’s point of view.

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Evergreen

Evergreen by Marissa Doyle

by Marissa Doyle
$4.99 $1.99 Limited Time!
(Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-824-4

A BVC Original

A deadly power walks the forest…but a worse one stalks her.

It’s 1901–a brave new century–and seventeen-year-old Grace Boisvert thinks it’s high time to forget that she’s a dryad; being able to talk to trees just doesn’t seem very useful in the automobile age. A little hair dye to touch up her green roots, and she’s off to join her best friend Alice Roosevelt for a visit to glamorous Newport, RI, with her family’s warnings not to fall for any human boys ringing in her ears.
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Fleeing Peace

Fleeing Peace by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-054-5

Siamis said, “Your young friend Liere is not going to enjoy the trap she’s walking into, I fear. But you figured that out, did you not? Why didn’t she listen to you?”

“To snap her fingers under your nose,” Senrid retorted.

“Irresistible.” Siamis smiled gently. “But it’s going to cost.”

Fifteen-year-old Senrid is newly king of the difficult warrior kingdom Marloven Hess . . . just in time to lose it, and find himself running for his life. When Senrid is captured he overhears a secret—one he can use against the enemy,  a charismatic, handsome man named Siamis who can read minds, and who enchants people just by talking to them.

Liere has always known she was special, which just increased her loneliness and sense of isolation. She can hear others’ thoughts, and she 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 finds herself on the run.

Chased by powerful enemies, Liere and Senrid are tested to the max as they form an alliance of kids to aid them, and gain magical support from surprising sources.

Neither ever expected to discover something even more powerful than magic: friendship.

Fleeing Peace is the first in the series that ties together all the kids who became the Young Allies against the coming Norsunder War.

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Hostage

Hostage by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown

The Change Series: Book Two
by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-471-0

Welcome back to Las Anclas, a frontier town in the post-apocalyptic Wild West. In Las Anclas, the skull-faced sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can speed up time, and the squirrels can teleport sandwiches out of your hands.

In book one, Stranger, teenage prospector Ross Juarez stumbled into town half-dead, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble—including an invasion by Voske, the king of Gold Point. The town defeated Voske’s army, with the deciding blow struck by Ross, but at a great cost.
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International Kittens of Mystery

International Kittens of Mystery by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Picture Book) ISBN 978-1-61138-139-9

“This book constitutes the best-spent twenty minutes I’ve had in quite some time.” — What Book is That

In an uncertain world there is one organization that stands head and small furry shoulders above the rest. Whenever the planet is in danger – be it from giant balls of wool or bands of renegade squirrels – only one group is guaranteed to answer the call. The International Kittens of Mystery!

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Lhind the Firebird

Lhind the Firebird by Sherwood Smith

Lhind #3
by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-898-5
A BVC Original

The dramatic conclusion to the Lhind young adult fantasy series!

When Lhind’s beloved Hlanan is taken by Shinjan slavers, she leaves her self-imposed exile to rush to the rescue. But first she must face a dragon, and learn world-changing truths about herself.

Meanwhile, halfway across the world, imprisoned Hlanan labors to liberate fellow slaves of the evil Shinjan empire. Before they meet again, both must explore the difficult dimensions of honor, trust, and love.

Failure means death. Success, bringing down two murderous tyrants–and forever changing the world.

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Lies and Prophecy – Illustrated Edition

Lies and Prophecy - Illustrated Edition by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and prophecy.

Kim never had to wonder what to major in at college. Her talent for divination made her future clear in more ways than one. But there are limits to what even a gifted seer can predict, and no card reading or prophetic dream can prepare Kim for what’s to come during her junior year at Welton.

Something has taken an interest in her friend Julian — an unseen force neither of them can identify.
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A Posse of Princesses

A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-027-9

Rhis is sixteen, romantic, a princess of the tiny kingdom of Nym.

Nothing ever happens in Nym, until she receives an invitation to a celebration for Prince Lios of Vesarja, the largest kingdom around.

Lios is as handsome as Rhis hoped, and she falls instantly in love, just like in her favorite songs. But life isn’t like the songs–none of her friends are happy, and then there is the Perfect Princess, Iardith, who keeps occupying Lios’s time.

Rhis does her best to fix things for her friends, as she pursues her romantic ideal . . . and then the Perfect Princess is abducted.

Of course Rhis must go to the rescue . . . the princes right behind her.

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Remalna’s Children

Remalnas Children by Sherwood Smith

Two Novellas (post Crown Duel)
by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-147-4

The Crown Duel second generation:

Two novelettes about Mel’s and Vidanric’s older two offspring, Prince Alaraec (“Court Ship”) and Elestra (“Beauty”).

In the latter, the middle child, who thinks of herself as the plain one of the three Renselaeus siblings, goes into the throne room to look at a tree, and meets a beautiful villain. Thus begins a duel of wits with unexpected results.

In “Court Ship” (se after the Norsunder War) Prince Raec and his best friend, Nadav, heir to the duchy of Savona, go on a mission to court a princess. Both boys get distracted… but the princess is determined to keep them on task. A dance of diplomacy and romance ensues.

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Sartor

Sartor by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-192-4

In this sequel to The Spy Princess, Lilah, newly made a princess, teams up with Atan, the hidden princess of the oldest country in the world, Sartor.

The girls set out to free Sartor from a century of enchantment.

Capture, escape, a forest beyond time, ancient beings, civilizations secreted in caves, and a deadly enemy await the girls. Atan knows that if she survives, the challenges facing a fifteen-year-old queen are only beginning.

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Senrid

Senrid by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-058-3

So what do you do when you’re fifteen, supposedly king of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world,  and 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 powerful uncle, the regent, wants to see you dead?

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Spy Princess

Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-914-2

12-year-old Lilah asks, Why are the kingdom’s magic spells fading? But her uncle the king only wants a stronger army. Why are the kids outside the palace gates ragged and hungry? But the king keeps raising taxes. Her older brother Peitar, the king’s heir, spends more time writing mysterious letters than talking to her. And her father just wants her to learn court manners.

Since everyone is ignoring her, Lilah disguises herself and slips over the walls to befriend those ragged kids. She learns that revolution is fermenting, led by the charismatic young commoner Derek. And Lilah is shocked to learn that her scholarly brother is allied with Derek.

The revolution ignites into chaos and violence. Lilah and her friends are determined to help however they can. But what can four kids do? Become spies, of course! Chases and disguises, captures and trials lead to a wild climax, with Lilah right in the middle.

First published by Viking, and a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, this young adult fantasy has been completely revised for the Book View Cafe edition.

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A Stranger to Command

A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-072-9

Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth, is a courtly, well-mannered teen coached in the noble art of dueling. Growing up in a court that on the surface seems civilized under an increasingly despotic king, he is sent by his father to the infamous military academy in Marloven Hess. He expects to be reading theories about statecraft, but finds that he is going to learn about military command from the inside–and finally, what it really means to be king.

In this prequel set some years before CROWN DUEL, the reader learns what made the elegant Vidanric into the enigmatic Marquis of Shevraeth.

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Whispered Magics

Whispered Magics - Tales by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-289-1

As a child, Sherwood Smith was always on the watch for magic: no fog bank went unexplored, no wooden closet unchecked for a false back, no possible magical token left on the ground or in the gutter. In these stories, the impossible becomes possible, magic is real, aliens come visiting. How would our lives change?

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Wren Journeymage

Wren Journeymage by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 4
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-029-3

The first summer of peace brings Wren on her weekly visit to the young Queen Teressa, where she encounters the mocking, sinister Hawk Rhiscarlan riding in! Wren races to  warn Teressa, to discover he was invited. This causes the girls’ first argument.

Tyron gives Wren a chance to leave Meldreth by sending her on a new journeymage project, to find Connor on his wanderings.

When Wren vanishes, her scry stone abandoned, Teressa veers between regret over the argument, worry about Wren, and the conflict between challenge and attraction as Hawk skillfully upsets her court.

Once again the four—Wren, Teressa, Connor, and Tyron—find themselves deep in adventure, not only magical and courtly, but the dangerous adventure of romance.

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Wren to the Rescue

Wren to the Rescue by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 1
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-102-3

All her life Wren has hoped for an adventure. Now she has one—with a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince, and a magician. What does it matter if the princess is only Tess, her best friend from the orphanage; if the prince is a youngest son with no chance of becoming king; and the magician is an apprentice?

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!

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Wren’s Quest

Wren's Quest by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 2
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-104-7

Wren thought she was an orphan.

After discovering that she might have family, she spends her first vacation from Cantirmoor’s Magic School trying to find them. But her quest turns into a dangerous adventure, with robbers, guardsmen, and an angry sorcerer after her. And when her friend, young prince Connor Shaltar, begins to meddle with magic as well, things get entirely out of hand.

Meanwhile, back in Cantirmoor, Wren’s best friend, Princess Teressa, is trying to get used to courtly life. Not so easy, especially when someone is causing trouble in Cantirmoor — not only between courtiers, but magical trouble. And Tyron, her friend, is involved.

It takes all four friends to solve this mystery.

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Wren’s War

Wren's War by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 3
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-107-8

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, and Prince Connor a reluctant warrior. As allies die and others disappear, they must put aside their feelings for one another if they are to defeat the sorcerous Andreus.

They know they need magic to save them. Can they turn the bloody tide?

NY Public Library Best Books for Teen Age List, 1995; Finalist for Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, 1995. Anne Spencer Lindbergh Honor Book, 1996.

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