Court Duel

10 best books like Court Duel (Sherwood Smith): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Summers at Castle Auburn, The Seer and the Sword, Magician's Ward, The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, The King of Attolia, The Decoy Princess, Close Kin, Taming the Forest King, A Well-Timed Enchantment

AuthorJ.K. Rowling
ISBN0545010225
Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.

The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing...
AuthorSharon Shinn
Review posted on Fantasy Literature:

Summers at Castle Auburn was my first exposure to Sharon Shinn's fantasies, and it was pretty much insta-love for me (I like to think that Shinn returns my affections in a distant and anonymous fan-appreciation kind of way). It instantly set me off on a search...
AuthorVictoria Hanley
ISBN0440229774
Legend states that there exists a mighty sword that makes its possessor invincible to his enemies. But there is a curse on anyone who lifts the sword for conquest. King Kareed of Archeld goes after this sword anyway, winning it from the King of Bellandra. When he returns home from battle, he brings his...
AuthorPatricia C. Wrede
ISBN0312853696
When Mairelon made Kim his ward, he promised to teach her to be a lady and a magician. But magic proves to be harder than it looks for a girl who has just learned to read, and being a lady is even harder. Before frustration - and Merrill's formidably correct aunt - can drive her mad, a mysterious gentleman attempts...
AuthorGerald Morris
ISBN0618196811
Her castle under siege by an evil knight who keeps beheading all her would-be rescuers, Lady Lynet sets out for help and finds assistance from an odd dwarf named Roger and a scruffy kitchen hand named Beaumains.
As the three unlikely companions return to Lynet’s castle, they face surprising adventures,...
AuthorMegan Whalen Turner
By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making.

Then he drags a naive young guard into the center of the political maelstrom. Poor Costis knows he is the victim of the king's caprice,...
AuthorDawn Cook
ISBN0441013554
Princess Contessa of Costenopolie knows everything a royal should about diplomacy, self-defense, politics... and shopping. She ought to. She had every reason to believe that she was groomed to rule. But her next lesson is in betrayal...

The sudden arrival of her betrothed, a prince from...
AuthorClare B. Dunkle
ISBN0805081097
For years, Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom. Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend, Seylin, proposes, she doesn't take him seriously.

Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom, intent on finding his own people: the elves. Too late, Emily...
AuthorClaudia J. Edwards
ISBN0445203080
The distant Forest Province had been torn apart by corruption and rebellion. On the direct orders of her king, Tevra, Colonel of the Light Cavalry, arrives in this strange land with instructions to restore order - at swordpoint, if need be.

Yet no steel blade can hold sway in a realm where shapes...
AuthorVivian Vande Velde
ISBN0152049193
It's bad enough that Deanna has to waste her summer in France and her only friend is a mangy black cat, but now she's staring hopelessly into a well, trying to figure out what in the world to wish for.

Before she can make a wish, the cat scratches her, her watch falls into the well, and then . . . so has...
AuthorHilari Bell
ISBN0689854161
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANCIENT CHAMPION, SORAHB, WAS REBORN INTO THE BODY OF A DEGHAN YOUTH.

There is not much time left on the Hrum's self-imposed limit— only a few months. If in that time they don't take all of Farsala, then the Farsalans will regain their independence.

Ceaselessly,...
The Bonemender
AuthorHolly Bennett
ISBN1551433362
Bonemender, great premise, interesting looking cover. Unfortunately, it reads as though it was written by a tween pretending to be an adult. For example, on page 40 we read this paragraph:

"Like it's not obvious, a sly voice whispered in her mind. A teasing girlfriend's voice it was, and just...
The Dawn Star
AuthorCatherine Asaro
ISBN0373802382
With no teacher to guide her, no mentor to discourage her from the impossible, Mel Dawnfield pushed her magic to its limits -- and surpassed them. Only to find that her powers aren't enough to halt burgeoning rebellion within her husband's fledgling realm -- or a plot devised to strike at the very heart...
AuthorAndrea K. Höst
ISBN0980878926
Medair an Rynstar wants only to leave. Five hundred years after the Empire she served fell to the Ibisian invaders, Medair has betrayed her Emperor's memory by helping the descendants of the invaders. She knows she will be reviled, that to thousands she is hero-become-villain. Her one goal is to return...
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