"A frequently thrilling tale, full of adventure, romance, and magic, a charming mix of everyday details and epic overtones." — Locus
"Sherwood Smith should rank high on any list of military writers.... The cavalry battles, hand-to-hand, strategy sessions, the aftermaths of battles, these scenes in Banner of the Damned
roll across the page with effortless mastery... a first rate author boldly at play."
"Tremendously enjoyable.... The characters are interesting, believable, and well-drawn, the politics — national and personal — compelling, and there’s plenty of action and excitement to go around."
"A magical tale of political intrigue and romantic entanglements...vividly realized and entertaining."
— Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Sherwood Smith started making books out of paper towels at age six. In between stories, she studied and traveled in Europe, got a Masters degree in history, and now lives in Southern California with her spouse, two kids, and two dogs. She’s worked in jobs ranging from counter work in a smoky harbor bar to the film industry. Writing books is what she loves best. She’s the author of the high fantasy History of Sartorias-deles
series as well as the modern-day fantasy adventures of Kim Murray in Coronets and Steel
. Learn more at www.sherwoodsmith.net.