E. Rose Sabin, Fantasy and Science Fiction Author E. Rose Sabin, Fantasy and Science Fiction Author

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By E. Rose Sabin

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A Perilous Power
A Perilous
Power
A School for Sorcery
A School
for Sorcery
When the beast Ravens
When the
Beast Ravens
Bryte's Ascent
Bryte's
Ascent
Shadow of a Demon
Shadow of
a Demon
The Gift of the Trinde Tree
The Gift of the
Trinde Tree
Mistress of the Wind
Mistress of
the Wind
Seduction of the Scepter
Seduction of
the Scepter

A Perilous PowerA Perilous
Power

A School for SorceryA School
for Sorcery

When the beast Ravens
When the
Beast Ravens
Bryte's AscentBryte's
Ascent

Shadow of a DemonShadow of
a Demon


The Gift of the Trinde Tree
The Gift of the
Trinde Tree
Mistress of the WindMistress of
the Wind


Seduction of the Scepter
Seduction of
the Scepter

A Perilous Power

A Perilous Power

A Perilous Power

Arucadi: School Series - Book 1
TOR BOOKS © 2004

I enjoyed this book, which is the first I've read of Sabin's work. The cover copy compared it to Rowling's Harry Potter series, and I found that not accurate at all. This is a very different world. The subtext, about how people behave when they are forced to hide their true selves, is thought provoking. I found the main characters sympathetic, although I became exasperated with Trevor's bull-headedness. After his buddy, Les, twice pointed out people who seemed innocuous but were actually very dangerous, Trevor should have bought a clue and started listening to Les. The two villains were extremely well done, nasty and effective. At the same time, there was little on-screen gore, and I appreciated that. I could read this to my eight-year-old without worrying.

--Deby Fredericks, author of The Magister's Mask

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A School for Sorcery

A School for Sorcery

A School for Sorcery

Arucadi: School Series - Book 2
TOR BOOKS © 2002

This is a most enjoyable book. Tria, the heroine of A School for Sorcery, is faced with an outsized tussle -- her elegant, spiteful roommate has a habit of turning into a black panther at times of stress, a hostile male student summons fearsome entities known as Dire Women, and the whole sorcery course looks as if it will come to a cataclysmic end, until Tria manages to call on unexpected reserves of power. This is an elegant, complicated story, at times running into parallel action to perplex the pursuing reader. E. Rose Sabin is a writer to look out for."

--Joan Aiken

E. Rose Sabin's books are a joy to read and I'm very happy to know the fantastic worlds that she brings us in. A School for Sorceryis a book that you can't put aside, it drives you from one amazing adventure to another. And the following books are as addicting as the first one. I hope she will keep writing and I'm really looking forward to read her new stories. Curious where it will lead us this time...

--Inge De Waegenaere, a reader in Belgium

I found your first book in a newspaper along with a review which caught my attention and the next minute I was calling my mom to buy it. I realized as soon as I read it that I haven't made a mistake and that I bought a masterpiece...I think that your books had a major influence on this love of mine of reading books.

-- Cristina Andreea, a reader in Romania

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When the Beast Ravens

When the Beast Ravens

When the Beast Ravens

Arucadi: School Series - Book 3
TOR BOOKS © 2005

This is the final book of a delightful trilogy that ties up the loose ends from A SCHOOL FOR SORCERY and A PERILOUS POWER, which obviously means reading the previous novels first. The climax is awesome as the students put aside their jealousies to forge a team knowing this is the only chance, remote as that is, to defeat the overwhelming adversaries. Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this fine series especially this terrific conclusion.

--Harriet Klausner

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Bryte's Ascent

Bryte's Ascent

Bryte's Ascent

Arucadi: Travels Series
ARUCADI ENTERPRISES © 2013

I am a huge fan of E. Rose Sabin and this is one of my favorites. Set in the same world as Mistress of the Wind and School for Sorcery, it takes us along as 12-year-old heroine Bryte makes her way through Tirbat, the capital of Arucadi. She is determined to find a place of honor in the city where her father is rich and powerful while she, now motherless, must work to survive. When she offers to guide Lina and Oryon through the city, she thinks they are joking when they ask to be taken to a Ministry of Magic. When they accuse her of being gifted with special powers of her own, she does not believe them. Oryon finds himself in trouble. As she and Lina go to his rescue, she learns that she is indeed gifted, and that it is dangerous to be gifted in Tirbat. This is another exciting adventure by a fascinating author. Don't miss it!

--J. Anne Levesque

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Shadow of a Demon

Shadow of a Demon

Shadow of a Demon

Book 1 of the Terrano Trilogy
DOUBLE-DRAGON PUBLISHING © 2011

Sabin is well-known for her YA fantasy novels. I believe this is her first published adult novel, and it's SF rather than fantasy. I'd say the transition proves a successful one. This is a fast-paced read, with no bog spots and plenty of action. The chapters are all realtively short, and each involves events or revelations that contribute to the futherance of the plot, which leads to a very surprising yet very satisfying resolution. Highly recommended.

--Bruce Boston

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The Gift of the Trinde Tree

The Gift of the Trinde Tree

The Gift of the Trinde Tree

Book 2 of the Terrano Trilogy
DOUBLE-DRAGON PUBLISHING © 2012

The aliens were interesting, their strange cultures well-drawn. We have the large, multi-tentacled, enigmatic Sendor, the hairy Chadiassans, and the blue, tree-dwelling Arn (who reminded me of the aliens in Avatar). There were some delightful passages describing the smells and sounds of the forest. I'm giving this book 4.5 stars. Recommended.

--JJ Toner, From The Kindle Book Review

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Mistress of the Wind

Mistress of the Wind

Mistress of the Wind

Arucadi: The Beginning - Book 1
DOUBLE-DRAGON PUBLISHING © 2012

I enjoyed this book. It isn't terribly deep and meaningful or particularly instructional, but it is extremely entertaining and relaxing. This is a book to read on a day that has time to unwind. The characters are well written and the story line is good; there is nothing about this book that is bad. I recommend Mistress of the Wind to anyone who likes a good fantasy reading experience.

--Myra Hunter

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Seduction of the Scepter

Seduction of the Scepter

Seduction of the Scepter

A Stand-Alone Fantasy Novel
WIDO PUBLISHING © 2012

Seduction of the Scepter is a different type of fantasy. Very light in it's magical elements, and far more devoted to the human, emotional and political. It is a tale of love, duty, lost innocence and power, and how these vie for the heart of a young woman. Born a princess, the heroine is thrust into a world she is ill prepared for, though groomed from a young age to be married off to some powerful noble to further the political aims of her family. The tale is full of twists that will leave you gasping, heart-wrenching choices that will bring tears to your eyes, and an overall pall of "all for king and country" that evokes memories of the classics.

--Anne McMillen-Jackson

I loved how this is written like a series of journal entries. It allowed Sabin to use an easy and personal tone that really pulled me into the story. Lara is a strong female lead who even though she didn't originally want to be queen, finds that she's really good at it. As I was reading I kept thinking about the things in my life I didn't want to do, but once I did I found that I enjoyed them (such as planning the QueryCon at UB). This helped me relate to Lara since I've never been queen. The writing was clean, solid, and I read the whole book in about two days. The romance was heartbreaking. Sabin did a wonderful job showing the two sides at war within Lara--mother or lover?

--Charity Bradford

Beware! Sabin's book might well start off as charming--but only until it slyly grabs you by the throat, never to let go. SEDUCTION OF THE SCEPTER is a gripping story of subtlety and grace, written with a deft hand.

--Doranna Durgin, author of Dun Lady's Jess/The Changespell Saga

E. Rose Sabin takes us on a remarkable journey in her novel, Seduction of the Scepter. With uncommon mastery, Sabin tells a timeless story that is ensconced in a fantasy world so filled with vibrant characters that the reader is held captive until the very last page. This is not Sabin's first jaunt into the publishing arena, and I trust it will be far from her last!

--Deborah LeBlanc--author of Water Witch

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