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Sarah Zettel fantasy author reviews(1966- )
Sarah Zettel was born in California and she’s lived in ten cities, four states and two countries. Her debut full-length work, Reclamation, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Sarah now lives in Michigan with her husband and their son. Read first chapters and author comments at Sarah Zettel’s website.

Isavalta

Isavalta — (2002-2007) Publisher: One day Bridget Lederle “sees” a small boat being dashed to pieces on the rocks off the island in a storm; the next day she finds a man thrown up on the shore, almost dead. He tells her that she can save the Dowager Empress of his land, Isavalta. However, nothing is quite as he promised her.

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A Sorcerer’s Treason: Light standard epic fantasy

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A Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel

Bridget Lederle is the lighthouse keeper on Sand Island, Wisconsin in 1899. She's an outcast, having had a baby (which died) while she was single. One night she saves the life of mysterious Valin Kalami whose boat crashed onto the rocky shore of Lake Superior.

It turns out that Kalami is a sorcerer sent from the kingdom of Isavalta to find Bridget — who doesn't realize that she has a tie to this parallel world and some powers of her own. With not much to keep her on Sand Island, she agrees to return to Isavalta with Kalami. There she finds a world full of political intrigue, treachery, and magic. The state of things isn't exactly how Kalami described it back in Wisconsin, and it's very hard to know who to trust.

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