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Sarah Zettel

Autor(a) de A Sorcerer's Treason

68+ Works 5,544 Membros 208 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Sarah Zettel lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Sarah Zettel

A Sorcerer's Treason (2002) 538 exemplares
Fool's War (1997) 470 exemplares
Reclamation (1996) 374 exemplares
The Usurper's Crown (2002) 348 exemplares
In Camelot's Shadow (2004) 336 exemplares
Playing God (1998) 276 exemplares
Kingdom of Cages (2001) 268 exemplares
The Firebird's Vengeance (2004) 253 exemplares
The Quiet Invasion (2000) 245 exemplares
Dust Girl (2012) 231 exemplares
A Useful Woman (2016) 228 exemplares
Bitter Angels (2009) 207 exemplares
Palace of Spies (2013) 200 exemplares
For Camelot's Honor (2005) 185 exemplares
A Taste of the Nightlife (2011) 141 exemplares
Under Camelot's Banner (2006) 130 exemplares
A Purely Private Matter (2017) 119 exemplares
Sword of the Deceiver (2007) 104 exemplares
The Other Sister (2019) 90 exemplares
Dangerous Deceptions (2014) 78 exemplares
And Dangerous to Know (2019) 77 exemplares
Let Them Eat Stake (2012) 72 exemplares
A Lady Compromised (2020) 65 exemplares
Golden Girl (2013) 64 exemplares
Camelot's Blood (2008) 55 exemplares
Bad Luck Girl (2014) 51 exemplares
The Assassin's Masque (2016) 47 exemplares
A Counterfeit Suitor (2021) 40 exemplares
A Mother's Lie (2020) 38 exemplares
The Secret of the Lost Pearls (2022) 36 exemplares
Lord of the Rakes (2014) 18 exemplares
The Secret of the Lady's Maid (2024) 18 exemplares
The Bride Behind the Curtain (2016) 13 exemplares
The Accidental Abduction (2014) 13 exemplares
An Exquisite Marriage (2016) 9 exemplares
The Stepsister’s Triumph (2016) 9 exemplares
The Surrender of Lady Jane (2011) 7 exemplares
Fascinated (2012) 7 exemplares
Reclamation, Part 2 6 exemplares
Reclamation, Part 1 4 exemplares
The Passionate Café (2010) — Editor; Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Kinds of Strangers 2 exemplares
Arena of Shadows 2 exemplares
Tamara's Conquest (2012) 1 exemplar
Fool's Star 1 exemplar
Pianeta Senza Nome 1 exemplar
Vampless 1 exemplar
Paths to Camelot 1 exemplar
A Family Thing 1 exemplar
The Red Shoes 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Contribuidor — 484 exemplares
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contribuidor — 467 exemplares
The Hard SF Renaissance (2003) — Contribuidor — 347 exemplares
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
Year's Best SF 5 (2000) — Contribuidor — 255 exemplares
A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women (2001) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Fangs for the Mammaries (2010) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Witch High (2008) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Pandora's Closet (2007) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Brewing Fine Fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Shadow Conspiracy II (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (2006) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Dragon Lords and Warrior Women (2010) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Shadow Conspiracy (2009) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction (2017) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Across the Spectrum (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls (2009) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Chat about... Fool's War by Sarah Zettel em The SF&F Book Chat (Março 2013)


beskamiltar | 5 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |
Mixed feelings about this one. I picked it up before I knew that Anderson is a pen name for Sarah Zettel, whose SF I already like but who has since moved on to romance and mystery. The plot is complex, the world is murky, there's too many POVs that only complicate the story. But I kept turning the pages, trying to figure it all out. The writing was good, and several aspects of the world are intriguing: immortality, the electronic companions implanted in the minds of the characters, the Guardians who maintain the peace using superior technology. In some ways, although the stories are very different, certain aspects of the world reminded me of Zettel's other work, Kingdom of Cages.

I liked the main character (Therese), a mature woman who has been called back to service from retirement and her family. I really liked the ending, but I didn't completely understand it, tbh. In some ways, the book was too long. In others, it wasn't long enough. Therese's back story plays a significant role, yet it isn't fleshed out enough to really grasp all the ways it influences the action. I feel like this story is a sequel to a book that was never written. But it is still worth reading.
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TheGalaxyGirl | 12 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
As I admitted when I read the novel before this one, stories about fairies aren't my go-to when it comes to fantasy fiction. But since I've sometimes got personal reasons for checking out books outside of my usual preferences, I dove into this YA historical fantasy series.

Granted, I'll also reiterate my admission that because dust and Dust Bowl themes don't appeal to me when it comes to fiction, I skipped to Books Two and then Three of this trilogy. The two book covers featuring the biracial heroine and the story backdrops of the Golden Age of Hollywood followed by Jazz Age Chicago secured my interest. Key nuggets of Callie's backstory in both books kept me from feeling lost. And because a particular wish/dream of Callie's for the future especially spoke to me in Book Two, I wanted to see what would become of that wish of hers in Book Three.

It turns out that that wish, while a huge part of Callie's future life, is only a tiny part of this story. Plus, although the epilogue ties up the heart of the matter stemming from Callie's teenage years wonderfully, I was also left with a couple of questions at the end—including in regard to a single word that leaves the wonderful ending pretty open-ended after all. That is, it opens the possibility for a book(s) about a future challenge for Callie...

But to my knowledge, there aren't any more books about her after this trilogy. And as of my time of reading, this third book is ten years old.

I mean, hey. I know that some authors do indeed bring back previous characters in new books even after a lot of time has passed. I myself have written (initially unplanned) sequels and such anywhere from a year to more than a decade after I first wrote about the characters involved. Still, knowing that this isn't the case for all authors and their characters, I tend not to hold my breath for potential future books that an author doesn't technically have to write, and that they haven't said they would.

So, yeah. I wish the author hadn't added that open-ended implication to the ending of this novel.

Even so, this was a fairly entertaining jaunt for me overall. While it isn't incredibly likely that I'll be reading any more books about a world of fairies (unless I happen to find a future book about Callie), I believe I'll stay on the lookout for more new-to-me "PG-13-ish" and milder historical fantasy. As historical fiction is my all-time favorite genre, it's no wonder that I've been finding historical mystery and historical fantasy to be appealing subgenres.
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NadineC.Keels | 1 outra crítica | Mar 8, 2024 |
This was a pleasant listen - set in Regency London, it's a mystery related to the vaunted assembly rooms, Almack's. Rosalind Thorne is a penniless former member of the ton who now survives by being useful to society matrons - helping with events, correspondence, etc. There is a lot of detail about society mores and what was allowed and not. I found some of the detail to be a tad much, but overall, this was fine. I don't think I liked it enough to seek out more in the series, though.

3.5 stars… (mais)
katiekrug | 17 outras críticas | Mar 5, 2024 |



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