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Sword Master

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Tarius, the daughter of a great warrior, is determined to avenge the death of her parents, despite her country's archaic rules of the place of women, or her breaking down those rules - especially the one that says women can't wield steel.
Even though Tarius leads the Jethrik armies to victory after victory against the maniacal Amalites, and saves the kings life twice, she...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Dragon Moon Press
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Tarius, of the land of Kartik, travels to the neighboring land of Jethrik to join their swordmaster academy. Both his parents were killed by the Amalites, and Jethrik is currently at war with the Amalites, so Tarius wants to kill Amalites. He quickly distinguishes himself as an expert with the sword, and is noticed by Darian, the headmaster, and by King Persius. Tarius also attracts the notice of Jena, Darian’s daughter, who only has eyes for Tarius. He tries everything possible to push her away...more
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Couldn't finish.
Robert Runte
The Sword Masters chronicles the adventures of young Tarius, from admission to the Sword Master's academy, through being knighted for saving the King's life, to becoming warlord of all of Jethrik's armies. If you enjoy stories of the young hero's rise through the ranks, with lots of epic battles, then this book is for you. There is enough swordplay to satisfy the most demanding fan of swashbuckling adventure.

If you prefer your swordplay set against a magical backdrop, then this is definitely t...more
Sherwood Smith
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a sword and sorcery adventure story with her signature humor, crisp pacing, and stylish character gender bending. Tarius is really a girl, not a boy, but joins the Jarthik academy in order to be trained to fight the Amalites, who just go around killing to be killing. Don't assume it's a standard "britches" story, because it isn't—I'm not far in, and already there are all kinds of surprises, the characters are interesting and complex, the world intruiguing. And Rosen, who is an accomplished sword...more
Robin A. Burrows
This is the story of a woman pretending to be a man so she can be trained as a sword master and fight in the war against the nation that killed her family. From the first page you are drawn in to the main character's struggle to keep her secrets while reaching her goal. The protagonist is an upright character who tries to do the right thing, even if it means breaking the rules. She helps many people throughout the book, but as any good conflicted character, she has trouble following her advice i...more
A good fantasy adventure. Some of the transitions are confusing and a little weak, but the action scenes are good and help hold it together. The characters interact well too. It rates somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me but is leaning towards a 4.
I would give this negative stars if I could. Four negative stars. This book is terrible.
I have only one thing to say....Girl Power

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Selina Rosen’s short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including Sword & Sorceress, Witch Way To The Mall, Turn The Other Chick, the two newest Thieves’ World anthologies, Aoife’s Kiss, and Here Be Dragons.

Her novels include How I Spent The Apocalypse, Black Rage, Queen Of Denial, Strange Robby, and Jabone’s Sword.

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