Books by Sherwood Smith

THE SPY PRINCESS by Sherwood Smith
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"The well-meaning adventure suffers from the unwieldy compression of events and tropes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A middle-grade fantasy squashes an entire trilogy into one volume. Read full book review >
GENE RODDENBERRY’S ANDROMEDA: PARADISE DRIFT by Sherwood Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Smith (Inda, 2005, etc.) delivers a mindless-but-fun TV episode in book form."
Tie-in novel based on the television show Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Read full book review >
ATLANTIS ENDGAME by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 22, 2003

"Skimpy on plot, despite slathers of unconvincing local color and frequent gosh-wow what-ifs."
Another yarn about the Time Traders (Echoes in Time, 1999, etc.), agents who defend the integrity of time against beings who would like to change the past—or the future. Read full book review >
ECHOES IN TIME by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A much-improved, if more thoughtful re-revival, with believable aliens, a reasonable time-travel rationale, and properly worked-out consequences."
In 1994's Firehand, Norton joined forces with P.M. Griffin to launch a revival of her 30-year-old Time Traders series; now, to continue it, she's taken on a fresh collaborator, Sherwood Smith, who worked with Norton on two Solar Queen yarns. Read full book review >
A MIND FOR TRADE by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Another solid and agreeable adventure in an unpretentiously serviceable series."
A new adventure for the Trader ship Solar Queen (Derelict for Trade, 1997, etc.), continuing the update of a series begun long ago by Norton. Read full book review >
CROWN DUEL by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"While the tale ends with the king's destruction, Smith leaves a few threads dangling for the next installment: The Count and Countess will no doubt saddle their mounts again soon. (Fiction. 12+)"
 Fantasy fans will cheer this latest romp, subtitled ``The Crown and Court Duet Book I,'' in which Smith (Wren's War, 1995, etc.) introduces the teenage Count Branaric and Countess Meliara of Tlanth. Read full book review >
DERELICT FOR TRADE by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A brisk, well-turned, agreeable adventure; fans of Norton's Witch World and other fantasies might find it a worthwhile change of scenery."
Another adventure, and a new collaboration, for the trading ship Solar Queen (Redline the Stars, with P.M. Griffin, 1993), whose crew survives intact from the previous volume—though ship's medic Rael Cofort has shed her "wonder woman" image and settled down among equals. Read full book review >
WREN'S WAR by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Those seeking a more dynamic and frightening fantasy may find this brew too weak to enchant. (Fiction/fantasy. 12+)"
 The teenage heroes of mythical Meldrith are forced to flee their kingdom once the evil Andreus murders the king and queen and seizes power. Read full book review >
WREN'S QUEST by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Maybe next time someone will turn into a cat. (Fiction. 12+)"
 This sequel to Wren to the Rescue (1990) finds plucky Wren and Princess Teressa pursued by another sorcerous villain, with the magic of Wren, Prince Connor, and apprentice Mage Tyron barely adequate to overcome their new enemy, Hawk. Read full book review >