Books by Sarah Zettel

Sarah Zettel is the author of three other Isavalta novels, The Firebird’s Vengeance, A Sorcerer’s Treason, and The Usurper’s Crown. Her five science fiction novels have garnered her a Locus Award for Best First SF Novel, nominations for the John W. Campbe


BAD LUCK GIRL by Sarah Zettel
Released: May 27, 2014

"Callie and Zettel bring this stellar trilogy to a satisfyingly sentimental conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Calliope Margaret LeRoux deMinuit, half-human and half-Unseelie, Heir to the Midnight Throne, can save or destroy all of fairykind. Read full book review >
PALACE OF SPIES by Sarah Zettel
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"This witty romp will delight fans of historical fiction as well as mystery lovers. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A rollicking spy caper in corsets. Read full book review >
GOLDEN GIRL by Sarah Zettel
Released: June 25, 2013

"In this sparkling sequel to Dust Girl (2012), showcasing Callie's cleverness versus the mystical glitterati, neither Callie's persistence nor the trilogy's pace flags. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
It's hard for a brown-skinned girl to search the Depression-era back lots of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for a gateway to fairyland and harder still if both the Seelie and Unseelie courts are after her. Read full book review >
DUST GIRL by Sarah Zettel
Released: June 26, 2012

"This cracking good mixture of magic and place will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A mixed-race girl in Dust Bowl Kansas discovers her long-lost father isn't just a black man: He's a fairy. Read full book review >
THE USURPER’S CROWN by Sarah Zettel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

A hugely intricate and largely beguiling prequel to The Sorcerer's Treason (2002). Read full book review >

KINGDOM OF CAGES by Sarah Zettel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 28, 2001

From the author of Playing God (1998), a far-future yarn about ecological doomsday and genetic engineering. Read full book review >

A SORCERER’S TREASON by Sarah Zettel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

Densely plotted beginning of a trilogy blending romance and female empowerment in an unevenly realized world where magic is a tie that binds and reality is just about anything Zettel (Kingdom of Cages, 2001, etc.) wants it to be. Read full book review >

PLAYING GOD by Sarah Zettel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

Hardcover debut for the author of a couple of well-received science fiction paperbacks (Fool's War, etc.). Read full book review >