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Judith Tarr was born in Augusta, Maine on January 30, 1955. She received a B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College, an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Medieval studies from Yale University. She is the author of more than twenty novels including The Golden Horn, The Hound and the Falcon, Avaryan Rising, Alamut, The Daggar and the Cross, The Lord of Two Lands, Pillar of Fire, The Throne of Isis, White Mare's Daughter, Queen of Swords, Arrows of the Sun, and Spear of Heaven. She also wrote a juvenile book entitled His Majesty's Elephant. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Household Gods 527 copies, 22 reviews
Alamut 342 copies, 5 reviews
The Isle of Glass 276 copies, 3 reviews
Lord of the Two Lands 263 copies, 4 reviews
Ars Magica 262 copies, 3 reviews
The Mountain's Call 253 copies, 6 reviews
Avaryan Rising (Author) 241 copies
Kingdom of the Grail 220 copies, 5 reviews
A Wind in Cairo 195 copies, 5 reviews
The Hall of the Mountain King (Author) 184 copies, 3 reviews
The Hounds of God 181 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Horn 181 copies, 1 review
Arrows of the Sun (Author) 168 copies
The Serpent and the Rose 163 copies, 6 reviews
King and Goddess 143 copies, 1 review
Throne of Isis 141 copies, 2 reviews
Pride of Kings 138 copies, 1 review
A Fall of Princes (Author) 133 copies, 1 review
The Lady of Han-Gilen (Author) 131 copies, 2 reviews
Song Of Unmaking 130 copies, 2 reviews
Pillar of Fire 128 copies
Blood Feuds 126 copies
Rite of Conquest 123 copies, 5 reviews
Queen of Swords 113 copies, 3 reviews
Forgotten Suns 111 copies, 38 reviews
Shattered Dance 100 copies, 2 reviews
The White Mare's Daughter 90 copies, 1 review
The Eagle's Daughter 89 copies, 3 reviews
Lady of Horses 84 copies, 2 reviews
Spear of Heaven 83 copies
Devil's Bargain 81 copies
The Shepherd Kings 78 copies, 1 review
The Golden Rose 66 copies, 1 review
King's Blood 64 copies, 1 review
Living in Threes (Author) 64 copies, 32 reviews
House of War 60 copies
Daughter of Lir 47 copies
Tides of Darkness (Author) 46 copies
House of the Star 38 copies, 1 review
His Majesty's Elephant 37 copies, 1 review
The Last Paladin 35 copies, 2 reviews
Dragons in the Earth 10 copies, 1 review
Roncesvalles 4 copies
Mending Souls 3 copies
Widdershins 2 copies
Kehailan 1 copy
The Last Man (Introduction, some editions) 1,451 copies, 36 reviews
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Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 769 copies, 9 reviews
After the King (Contributor) 698 copies, 9 reviews
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 562 copies, 12 reviews
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 472 copies, 16 reviews
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 350 copies, 11 reviews
Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (Contributor) 307 copies, 5 reviews
Return to Avalon (Contributor) 236 copies, 1 review
Modern Classics of Fantasy (Contributor) 186 copies, 1 review
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Four From the Witch World (Contributor) 162 copies, 1 review
Sisters in Fantasy (Contributor) 155 copies, 3 reviews
Women at War (Contributor) 147 copies, 1 review
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Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Brewing Fine Fiction (Contributor) 60 copies, 36 reviews
Deals with the Devil (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
The Shadow Conspiracy II (Contributor) 51 copies, 30 reviews
Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted (Contributor) 49 copies, 35 reviews
The Book of Kings (Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
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By Any Other Fame (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
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Women In Practical Armor (Contributor) 21 copies
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The Shadow Conspiracy (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
The Feathered Edge (Contributor) 9 copies
Lace and Blade 4 (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Across the Spectrum (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
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Judith Tarr received her undgergraduate degree in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College. She went on to earn an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin at Wesleyan University from 1990 to 1993.
At Dancing Horse Farm, her home in Vail, Arizona, she breeds Lipizzan horses. She's the author of more than 20 acclaimed fantasy novels, including The Throne of Isis (1994), Queen of Swords (1997), and White Mare's Daughter (1998), and five volumes in the Avaryan Chronicles, in addition to historical and science fiction novels. The romance novels she produces under the pseudonym Caitlin Brennan for Harlequin feature dancing horses modeled on those that she raises.
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