Judith Tarr

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Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin at Wesleyan University from 1990–1993.[1]

She breeds Lipizzan horses at Dancing Horse Farm, her home in Vail, Arizona. The romantic fantasies that she writes under the name Caitlin Brennan feature "dancing horses" modeled on those that she raises.



  • The Hound and the Falcon, 1993, a collection of earlier works:
    • The Isle of Glass, Bluejay, 1985
    • The Golden Horn, Bluejay, 1985
    • The Hounds of God, Bluejay, 1986
  • Avaryan Chronicles series:
    • The Hall of the Mountain King, Tor, 1986
    • The Lady of Han-Gilen, Tor, 1987
    • A Fall of Princes, Tor, 1988
    • Arrows of the Sun, Tor, 1993
    • Spear of Heaven, Tor, 1994
    • Avaryan Rising (omnibus of The Hall of the Mountain King, The Lady of Han-Gilen, and A Fall of Princes), Orb, 1997
    • Tides of Darkness, Tor, October 2002
    • Avaryan Resplendent (omnibus of Arrows of the Sun, Spear of Heaven, and Tides of Darkness), Tor, December 2003
  • A Wind in Cairo, Bantam Spectra, 1989
  • Ars Magica, Bantam Spectra, 1989
  • The Alamut series (set in the same universe as The Hound and the Falcon):
    • Alamut, Doubleday, 1989
    • The Dagger and the Cross, Doubleday, 1991
  • Blood Feuds (with S.M. Stirling, Susan Shwartz, and Harry Turtledove), Baen, 1993
  • Lord of the Two Lands, Tor, 1993
  • His Majesty's Elephant, Jane Yolen Books, 1993
  • Blood Vengeance (with Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling, Susan Shwartz, and Harry Turtledove), Baen, 1993
  • Throne of Isis, Forge, 1994
  • The Eagle's Daughter, Forge, 1995
  • Pillar of Fire, Forge, 1995
  • King and Goddess, Forge, 1996
  • Queen of Swords, Forge, 1997
  • White Mare's Daughter, Forge, 1998
  • The Shepherd Kings, Forge, June 1999
  • Household Gods (with Harry Turtledove), Tor, September 1999
  • Lady of Horses, Forge, June 2000
  • Kingdom of the Grail, Roc, September 2000
  • Daughter of Lir, Forge, June 2001
  • Pride of Kings, Roc, September 2001
  • Devil's Bargain, Roc, September 2002
  • House of War, Roc, November 2003
  • Queen of the Amazons, Tor, April 2004
  • The White Magic series (as Caitlin Brennan):
    • The Mountain's Call, Luna, 2004
    • Song of Unmaking, Luna, 2005
    • Shattered Dance, Luna, 2006
  • Rite of Conquest, Roc, November 2004
  • King's Blood, Roc, October 2005
  • The War of the Rose series (as Kathleen Bryan):
    • The Serpent and the Rose, Tor, 2007
    • The Golden Rose, Tor, 2008
    • The Last Paladin, Tor, 2009
  • Bring Down the Sun, Tor, 2008


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