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Josepha Sherman

Josepha Sherman(1946-2012)
Besides the novels presented here, Josepha Sherman co-wrote one of Mercedes Lackey’s Bardic Choices novels, has contributed to several series (including Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and has written many short stories and much non-fiction. Learn more at Josepha Sherman’s website.

Fantasy novels by Josepha Sherman

The Shining Falcon — (1989-1990) Library Journal: A shape-changing prince, a magic-fearing noblewoman, a jealous princess, and an unscrupulous courtier find their destinies inextricably linked by the forces of love, hate, and magic. Drawing heavily on Slavic mythology for her first adult fantasy, Sherman creates a richly detailed novel with all the charm and readability of a fairy tale.

Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of DarknessJosepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of Darkness

Prince of the Sidhe — (1995-1996) Publisher: Ardagh Lithanial, a proud young Sidhe prince, becomes the target of his paranoid and suspicious brother, Eirithan, and is banished from his homeland to a hostile land that he must overcome in order to restore his name.

Josepha Sherman Prince of the Sidhe 1. The Shattered Oath 2. Forging the Runes Josepha Sherman Prince of the Sidhe 1. The Shattered Oath 2. Forging the Runes

Stand-alone novels

Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of DarknessChild of Faerie, Child of Earth — (1992) Young adult. Publisher: Percinet, half-human son of a queen of Faerie, falls in love with a mortal, the daughter of a medieval count, and leaves his realm of magic to defend her against her cruel stepmother, a secret sorceress.Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of Darkness


A Strange and Ancient Name — (1992) Publisher: Hauberin, ruler of a Faerie princedom and the target of numerous plots, must search the world where his mother was born — a world where faeries are killed — for the key that will prevent a dying foe’s curse.


Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of DarknessWindleaf — (1993) Young adult. Publisher: In 1510 eighteen-year-old Thierry, orphaned Count of Foretterre, undertakes a series of difficult challenges in order to free the half-human, half-fairy girl he loves from the hold of her cold-hearted father, Lord of Faerie.Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of Darkness


Gleaming Bright — (1994) Young adult. Publisher: To avoid being married to a cruel king, and to save her father’s kingdom from ruin, a resourceful young princess goes in search of the magic box that was stolen from her grandfather by an evil wizard.


Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of DarknessKing’s Son, Magic’s Son — (1994) Publisher: Having won his Faerie love, Ailanna, at great peril to himself, young Aidan finds himself torn between a call to aid his embattled half-brother, the king, and a mighty oath sworn to the Lord of Faerie. Josepha Sherman: The Shining Falcon, The Horse of Flame, Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, A Strange and Ancient Name, Windleaf, Gleaming Bright, King's Son, Magic's Son, Son of Darkness


Son of Darkness — (1998) Young adult. Publisher: As curator of the Mesopotamian Art at the American Museum of Art In New York City, Denise Sheridan has seen many unusual things. Ilaron Highborn, art gallery owner and Dark Elf is unusual. Now, together they will have to stop a Sumerian demon from destroying the city of Manhattan!