Books by C.E. Murphy

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The Pretender's Crown

Well. It's unusual, at least. Belinda Primrose is a spy and assassin for Lorraine, the queen of a country on a map that looks suspiciously like 1588 Europe. Belinda is also a magician (called witchlords in this alternate historical fantasy), and happens to be Lorraine’s bastard daughter, the pr ...

B+
Heart of Stone

I broke a lot of my own rules when I picked up this book for review. For one thing, I never buy books in trade paper. Here in Australia, they can cost about $30 a piece, so if an author starts out in trade paper, I just wait until the book comes out in mass market paperback before giving it a try. A ...

B
Coyote Dreams

“You take what you can get.” That is what Joanne Walker tells herself towards the end of a mind-numbing journey, and it encapsulates her essence. Joanne is a half Irish, half Cherokee officer for the Seattle Police Department. As detailed in the two previous books in the series, she started o ...

B-
Thunderbird Falls

Urban Shaman was one of my favorite Fantasy reads last year, so I was excited to get my hands on an advance copy of its sequel. These books are written in the first person, and Murphy does a very good job of portraying an edgy, snarky, and eccentric character without going too far over the top and m ...

B
Urban Shaman

C.E. Murphy makes an impressive debut with her first novel, Urban Shaman, a book that kept me up way past my bedtime. I knew I was going to be exhausted the next day, but couldn't tear myself away from this fun ride. It was worth the lost sleep. Half-Cherokee/half-Irish Joanne Walker had little ...