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    • Pillar of Fire

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Egypt's long history has no more mysterious reign than that of Akhenaton, disciple of the One God, the Aten. Akhenaton abolished the worship of all other gods in Egypt and built a city devoted to the Aten, ruling for a decade of increasing civil unrest. Without a son of his own, he was forced to accept his brother, Smenkhkare, as co-pharaoh. The story unfolds through the eyes of Nofret, a slave girl, who comes to know more of the king and of his city than most.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So, so

    • By Klaus on 11-13-06

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Lord of the Two Lands

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In 336 B.C., Egypt lies under the yoke of Persia. But a spirit of fire has risen to blaze across the world. His name is Alexander, and he is the destined conqueror of the Persian Empire - and the king foretold of Egypt. Meriamon, daughter of the last Pharaoh, journeys out of the Two Lands to find him and bring him home. From the battlefield of Issus to the siege of Tyre, from the founding of Alexandria to the divine revelations of Siwah, Meriamon both leads and follows her divine charge, who becomes her friend and her chosen king.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • King and Goddess

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In ancient Egypt, a woman might be king - but the price she paid would bind her soul for eternity. Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife, is bound in marriage to her brother, Thutmose, whom she despises. When the king dies while his son is yet a child, Hatshepsut raises herself from queen regent to ruling king. And all the while, the royal heir, the son of the concubine, watches and waits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Read

    • By Jessi Hollis on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • White Mare's Daughter

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the dawn of time, women ruled, and the people had no word for war. Then the horsemen came. Sarama is the last of the White Mare's servants, descended from an ancient line conquered long ago by warrior tribes. Her father is the king of one such tribe. Her twin brother Agni is the king's heir. But she is heir to an older world, and a different way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adventure in pre-history, with horses

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Writing Horses

    • The Fine Art of Getting It Right
    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this long-awaited and much-requested book based on her "Horseblog" at Book View Caf, author and horse breeder Judith Tarr answers these questions and many more. She looks at horses from the perspective of the writer whose book or story needs them as anything from basic transport to major plot device, and provides definitions, explanations, and links and references for further research - leavened with insight into the world of the horse and the humans who both use and serve him. Here is a guide to the fine art of getting it right.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The voice made me sleepy and out of focus

    • By fofo on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Daughter of Lir

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Long years after the White Mare came to the people of the Mothers, bringing the wild horsemen from the sea of grass and changing the world forever, the world is changing again. The Mother of Lir is dead, her heir cast out amid dire omens. War is coming - such a war as the people have never seen, fought with a new and terrible weapon: the chariot. Rhian, potter's child and White Mare's chosen, ventures with Emry the prince of Lir into the sea of grass and undertakes to steal the enemy's weapon.

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Shepherd Kings

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    For a long, brutal century, the Kingdom of Lower Egypt has been occupied by the "Vile Asiatics", the conquerors called the Shepherd Kings. With their horses and chariots, they overwhelmed the armies of Egypt and swept over the Delta and the sacred cities. Iry, daughter of an old noble house, the Sun Ascendant, has been enslaved by the bearded conquerors. But her new master is born of a different blood, son of the priestess of an ancient rite, the cult of the Horse Goddess and her avatar, the White Mare.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Alamut

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A knight from across the sea, a beleaguered kingdom, a spirit of fire with a deadly secret - Judith Tarr's beloved novel of grand romance and high magic in the age of the Crusades appears for the first time in digital form. Join Prince Aidan, son of a mortal king and an immortal enchantress, and the deathless Assassin Morgiana, in a saga of war and truce, betrayal and honor, hate and love.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overwrought wording and poor narration

    • By nybiblio on 07-15-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Isle of Glass

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Alfred of St. Ruan's has lived his life in the seclusion of the monastery. But a badly wounded knight on a mission from the Elvenking, a beautiful and mysterious stranger who walks as both woman and beast, and a warrior king call him out of the cloister's walls into the wars and storms of the world. For he is neither mortal nor human, though he has long tried to live as both; and he can deny neither his nature nor his powerful magic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Historically credible medieval fantasy

    • By Skipper on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Across the Spectrum

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, and others
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano, Tess Van Horn
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Book View Cafe celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life's hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Cami on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Hall of the Mountain King

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The king's heir of Ianon is long lost, vanished into the south. Her father refuses to name his son heir in her place, though that son is a mighty warrior. Then one day a young wanderer arrives with news that both breaks and heals the king's heart: His heir is dead, but before she died, she gave birth to a son. That child, now grown, has come to take her place. But the king's son will not surrender his hope of kingship to a boy without a father, though he claims to be the son of a god.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By Chris on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lady of Horses

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the grandfathers' time, when few yet living had been born, the People worshipped the horse, and served him, and took the gifts that he gave them: his meat, his hide, the milk of his mares. But he had not yet granted to men the greatest gift of all: the gift of riding on his back, and racing the wind. Sparrow is a shaman's daughter in a tribe that forbids women to be kings, to be shamans, to be anything but silent and tractable servants to the all-powerful men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An empowering tale full of horses!

    • By M. Johns on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Queen of the Amazons

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Dawn Murphy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Judith Tarr returns to the always fascinating character of Alexander the Great in this fantasy novel that springs from the legend that the Queen of the Amazons came to meet him in Persia, and became his friend.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ars Magica

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Jean Brassard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Gerbert was a farmer's son in an obscure town in France, but his gifts of mind and intellect were so remarkable that even in the feudal world of the tenth century, he could rise far above his station. Princes and prelates courted him; emperors called him friend and teacher. He brought the lost art of mathematics back into Europe; he was an astronomer, a musician, a builder of strange and wonderful devices. In the end he reached the pinnacle of the world, a seat so lofty and an authority so great that he answered only to God Himself. But Gerbert was more than a simple professor of the mathematical arts, or even a prince of the Church.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to categorize but good.

    • By Cliff on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Eagle's Daughter

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is the delightfully intimate story of the tenth-century Byzantine princess, Theophano, wife of Otto II, the Holy Roman Emperor. When her husband was killed in battle, Theophano became Regent for her infant son, Otto III, and ruled the Holy Roman Empire for a decade. The novel's rousing climax is one of the great Dark Ages wars of succession, when Theophano's son became a pawn in the hands of the Frankish king.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh.

    • By Martha Francis on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $18.87

    • His Majesty's Elephant

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Once upon a time, the Caliph of Baghdad sent the Emperor Charlemagne a wonderful gift: An elephant named Abul Abbas. That gift brought great magic into the royal court, and a great betrayal. With the help of a stableboy who is more than he seems, and the Elephant himself, the Emperor’s daughter Rowan must learn to master that magic and save her father’s life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, OK performance

    • By Stein on 02-23-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rite of Conquest

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    For 500 years the Saxons ruled England, crushing the ancient powers. But a wave of change approaches. Across the Channel in Normandy, William is born-the bastard son of a duke and a magical woman of Druid descent. As he grows to manhood, William's battle skills earn him respect, but his temper and disregard for his innate magical abilities hold him back. He needs a teacher, whether he wants one or not, and finds one in the beautiful French noblewoman Mathilda.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Golden Horn

    • The Hound and the Falcon
    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Constantinople, A.D. 1203: a great army camps outside the City of Cities, and threatens it with conquest. Within the City, a Greek witch and a renegade monk who is also a white enchanter do their utmost to hold back the tides of war. But even their great powers may not be able to save Byzantium’s empire from the Western Crusade.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death and the Lady

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A story set in the world of The Hound and the Falcon: In the midst of the Black Death, in a nation constantly at war, the women of Sency have found ways to survive and even to thrive. They live well enough in their men’s absence, with their faces to the world and their backs to the ancient and perilous Wood. Then one day a traveler appears, a beautiful and mysterious lady who brings with her both danger and enchantment.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Bring Down the Sun

    • By: Judith Tarr
    • Narrated by: Lara J. West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alexander the Great ruled the greatest Empire of the ancient world, but he was ruled by his mother, called Olympias. There are as many legends about this powerful Queen as there are of her famous son, and the stories began long before she even met Philip of Macedon. Priestess of the Great Goddess, daughter of ruling house of Epiros, witch, and familiar of Serpents... she was a figure of mystery, fascination, and fear even during her own lifetime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to see a positive spin on Olympias

    • By Maya on 09-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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