Another release from April 28--Once a Princess, by Sherwood Smith

I am so sold:

Once a Princess (Sasharia En Garde)"contains a kick-butt mother-daughter team, a wicked king, a witty pirate with an unfortunate taste for neon colors, inept resistance fighters, a dreamy prince who gallops earnestly hither and yon, and a kick-butt princess in waiting."

I just discovered Sherwood Smith last fall, and am so happy to have done so. Jo Walton over at Tor has an interview up with her today, which is where I saw Once a Princess. It is a fascinating interview, by the way, with lots about world building, and writing, and publishing, and all those good things.

But that cover. I do not like that cover. I so deeply do not like that cover. If it weren't for the cover I would seriously consider buying this on spec as a mother's day gift (reading it myself first, of course, so as to be sure).

On May 1st, which would be tomorrow, the sequel comes out! Twice a Prince, it's called, and I do not think it is fair that he gets to keep his tummy covered. Although why bother to wear a shirt at all if you are going to expose that much chest.


  1. She has hair like a Standard Poodle. And what is UP with that tank top? Headless with abdomen showing - minus two points.

  2. Incidentally: I do love Sherwood Smith, I haven't caught up with her new stuff, but I'm a BIG fan from way back.

  3. Also, what is that happening with her right arm???? I have peered and peered, with no luck.

  4. Sounds good, thanks for the heads up!

  5. So sold on this one (just discovered Sherwood Smith last year, too). Agree that the cover is bad. Alas, it's not at my library. (Maybe I'll actually have to cave and buy this one?!)

  6. You're welcome, Kelly!

    And I think I am going to have to buy it too, Melissa. Oh well!

  7. This reminds me that I need to add her books to my BookMooch wishlist. :)


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