Coronets and Steel (Hardcover)

By Sherwood Smith

DAW Hardcover, 9780756406424, 428pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (9/6/2011)

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

In this new fantasy series, a young woman takes her own destiny by the hand-and the hilt.
California girl Kim Murray is unsatisfied with grad school and restless in life. Modern men disappoint her, and she studies ballet and fencing because they remind her of older, more romantic times.
She lives with her parents and her beloved but secretive aristocratic grandmother, who speaks only French and refuses to share stories about the mysterious family she left behind in Europe, inspiring Kim to travel there and find her roots.
Kim soon finds herself swept up in an adventure of fantastic deceptions and passionate intrigue-and a shocking realization about her own bloodline that leaves her reeling.


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."