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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Lightning in the Blood

Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan

Varekai II
by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-867-1

Once she had nothing: no name, no memory, no purpose beyond the one her master bound her to fulfill. Now the wandering archon known as Ree must walk an unseen path — one that will lead her toward the untold story of her origins. But the road to the truth is paved with blood . . .

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Time of Daughters, I

Time of Daughters by Sherwood Smith

Time of Daughters I
by Sherwood Smith
$2.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-840-4
A BVC Original

In a time of change and danger, peace sparks to war, and sons become daughters…

It’s nearly a century after the death of Inda, the unbeatable Marlovan commander.

Danet and Arrow, content in their arranged marriage, just want to live in peaceful obscurity and raise their family. But when a treaty sends them to the royal city to meet the heir to the throne, they discover that peace is fragile, old enemies have long memories, and what you want isn’t always what you get.

By the time they learn that you can’t go back again, events ignite a conflagration that no one could have foreseen–except for the ghosts who walk the walls in the royal city.

This is the first half of an epic story of politics, war, family and magic set a century after the INDA series.

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Time of Daughters II

Time of Daughters II by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$5.95 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-844-2

A BVC Original

In a time of rising danger, women go to war, and ghosts walk the walls…

A few years have passed since the Night of Four Kings, when the least expected candidates for rulership found themselves in charge of a disintegrating kingdom.

The two princes, fresh from the military academy, are dispatched to patrol the troubled area until they find themselves under attack by an idle noble with an eye to kingship.

Their loyalty to one another is strong, but what happens when one brother discovers a taste for war and the other a loathing for it?

Matters of marriage and love tangle up with the threat of war. But the greatest threat of all comes when the world’s strongest army faces enemies from within.

This is the concluding half of an epic story of love, the cost of power, and a glimpse of the weird, as ghosts walk the walls, set in the world of Sartorias-deles.

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Rebel Dreams

Rebel Dreams by Patricia Rice

American Dream: Book 1
by Patricia Rice

$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-460-4

Bostonian Evelyn Wellington has always worked in her father’s prosperous warehouse. After his death, she has no choice except to continue her masculine occupation to feed her family. But the discovery that one of her major suppliers is shipping smuggled goods to avoid the new taxes endangers her family and livelihood.

Alex Hampton, heir presumptive to the Earl of Cranville and the earl’s shipping partner, has reluctantly left his comfortable London home to uncover the traitor using his ships for smuggling. He’s quite prepared to rake the complaining warehouse owner over the coals… until he’s stunned by a highly improper beauty in breeches.

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