Shadow of a Demon
of the Trinde Tree
This is a most enjoyable book. Tria, the heroine of A School for Sorcery, is faced with an outsized tussle -- her elegant, spiteful roommate has a habit of turning into a black panther at times of stress, a hostile male student summons fearsome entities known as Dire Women, and the whole sorcery course looks as if it will come to a cataclysmic end, until Tria manages to call on unexpected reserves of power. This is an elegant, complicated story, at times running into parallel action to perplex the pursuing reader. E. Rose Sabin is a writer to look out for."
"J. K. Rowling introduced us to the charms and secrets of Hogwarts; now E. Rose Sabin opens up a school for teens who possess equal talents. A School for Sorcery is an excellent study of teens and magic in a very unusual school.” – Andre Norton
"In A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin, Tria has resigned herself to working on a farm and marrying a farmer but thanks to the machinations of her mother she is going to the Simonton School for the Magically Gifted. When she first arrives she is very disappointed because it is a run down place with few students. Her roommate is a selfish, conniving and untrustworthy minx who gets out of work duty and sets one boy against another. Over time, Tria adjusts and even has a date for the mid-winder festival. That happy occasion turns to tragedy when her enemy Oryon uses his considerable powers to send Tria date and his friend into the realm of the Dire Women, dark spirits who dwell in another dimension. Tria has a lot of power but she fears she won't be able to learn how to use it in time to save her friends. E. Rose Sabin is a gifted storyteller whose debut novel will appeal to the J.K. Rowling crowd, as this novel is a teenage Potter-like tale. The protagonist is a thoroughly likable young woman who makes mistakes and learns from them. Her adventures in the school and her interactions with other students make for fascinating reading. It is hoped that this is only the first novel in what could be a great series."
--Harriet Klausner lausne
E. Rose Sabin's books are a joy to read
and I'm very happy to know the fantastic worlds that she brings us in.
A School for Sorcery is a book that you can't put aside, it
drives you from one amazing adventure to another. And the following
books are as addicting as the first one. I hope she will keep writing
and I'm really looking forward to read her new stories. Curious were it
will lead us this time...
I found your first book in a newspaper along with a review which caught my attention and the next minute I was calling my mom to buy it. I realized as soon as I read it that I haven't made a mistake and that I bought a masterpiece...I think that your books had a major influence on this love of mine of reading books.
-- Cristina Andreea, a reader in Romania
Arucadi is indeed a magical world. E. Rose Sabin has created a complex, fascinating blend of fantasy and reality. Tria could be that really nice girl next door - with surprising abilities. Oryon is the intriguing bad boy whose magnetism surpasses charisma. Bryte embodies precocious determination. When they confront forces beyond their understanding, will their choices save them, or lead them into grave danger? All of Sabin's novels are page-turners. Try one and you'll enter a world you won't want to leave.
Seduction of the Scepter
A beautifully written story of love and loss, duty and sacrifice, the devolution of innocence and the seduction of power, The Seduction of the Scepter will take you on a page-turning ride you will never forget!
--Chris A. Jackson, award-winning author of the Scimitar Seas novels
Beware! Sabin's book
might well start off as charming--but only until it slyly grabs you by
the throat, never to let go. SEDUCTION OF THE SCEPTER is a gripping
story of subtlety and grace, written with a deft hand.
--Doranna Durgin, author of Dun Lady's Jess/The Changespell Saga
Can a story told in journal format be as enthralling and interesting as one told as a proper novel? To that question, I can give a resounding "Yes!" Seduced by the Scepter is refreshingly original. I became immediately enchanted by the adventures of Lara, a young 15th century noblewoman who eventually becomes mistress of a kingdom. I enjoy stories about people with extra-sensory talents, so when it's revealed that Lara has a limited telepathic ability, I was all the more delighted.
With attention to character development and rich detail of setting and customs, Sabin brings it alive. Every page has something you won't want to miss, with numerous surprises along the way. Yet the author's deft touch avoids the mire of overt sentimentality often found in romance novels. I give it an enthusiastic five out of five stars. Buy it, read it, love it!
--Marge Simon, Bram Stoker winning author of VECTORS: A Week in the Death of a Planet
Rose Sabin takes us on a remarkable journey in her novel, Seduction
of the Scepter. With uncommon mastery, Sabin tells a timeless story
that is ensconced in a fantasy world so filled with vibrant characters
that the reader is held captive until the very last page. This
is not Sabin's first jaunt into the publishing arena, and I trust it
will be far from her last!
--Deborah LeBlanc--author of Water Witch