Senrid

Senrid

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by Sherwood Smith
     
 

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A young adult fantasy in which the kids on the good side are united in one thing: regarding Senrid as a villain.

So what do you do when you're fifteen, supposedly king of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world, but all you have on your side are wit, will, and maybe a few skills? And what if the people you like best are your enemies, and your

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A young adult fantasy in which the kids on the good side are united in one thing: regarding Senrid as a villain.

So what do you do when you're fifteen, supposedly king of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world, but all you have on your side are wit, will, and maybe a few skills? And what if the people you like best are your enemies, and your relatives want to see you dead?

This is actually three novelettes and a novella, forming an arc with Senrid at the center, written when Sherwood Smith was exactly Senrid's age, fifteen.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kim Carter
The tiny kingdom of Vasande Leror is bordered by the much larger-and more militant-Marloven Hess, and it is ruled by the teenage king Leander Tlennen-Hess. As Leander studies white magic in hopes of protecting his kingdom, his not-quite-sister Princess Kyale Marlonen daydreams of how royalty really live, with her cats all around. When Faline Sherwood from the kingdom of Mearsies Heili (across the sea from Vasande Leror) suddenly appears to warn Leander of an impending attack by Marloven Hess, she lends her shape-changing talents (as a Yxubarec) to foil the invasion. Months later another teenager-this one skinny, blonde, inquisitive, and male-shows up, asking questions about everything. He turns out to be Senrid, king of Marloven Hess, and when he abducts Kyale (or Kitty, as she is known), the Mearsies Heili teenage queen collaborates with Leander to stage a rescue, sending Faline. As the "kids" from the smaller kingdoms plot to outwit him, Senrid's uncle Tdanerend, who rules as Marloven Hess's regent, continues his plots to overthrow Vasande Leror, and to permanently depose Senrid. Rife with imaginative magical adventure, intriguing characters, and complicated plot, it is a book with potential. Unfortunately the myriad names coupled with the Mearsian slang (pocalubing, splatooning, splorching, gnarg, and other creatively original terms) combine with some early plot developments that seem less than purposeful to discourage would-be readers. This novel is the epitome of the 2Q rating-"Better editing might have warranted a 3Q"-as well as a broader audience of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011277917
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
360,159
File size:
519 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Sherwood Smith began her publishing career in 1986, writing mostly for young adults and children. To date she’s published over thirty books. The latest was Treason’s Shore, last of the four-book Inda series, with Coronets and Steel scheduled for September 2010. She also writes for young adults, her most popular book being Crown Duel, from Firebirds—the e-book edition of its prequel, Stranger to Command, will be her first offering through Book View Cafe. She’s also written short fiction, and collaborated with several authors, including the Grand Master Andre Norton. One of her books was an Anne Lindbergh Honor Book; she’s twice been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and once a Nebula finalist. Some of her stories have been reprinted in “best of” anthologies, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. Sherwood Smith was a teacher for twenty years, working with children from second grade to high school. She specialized in literature, history, and drama. She still does writing workshops at schools, and freelances for Publishers Weekly.

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Senrid 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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I will admit, this book will probably be more enjoyable if you read Over the Sea first, or A Stranger to Command. Senrid, boy king of Marloven-Hess (where Inda comes from, only centuries later) is under the control of the Regent, his uncle. This story is how he regains power of his kingdom, and in a very roundabout way, too. It's the story of kids with power -- kids who rule kingdoms and have influence in the world. It's the start of a time in the world when the kids will have to come to the forefront, whether the adults like it or not. And they know that they'll be needed, whether consciously or not, for they've all found the aging spell, designed to stop them as kids, in order to have more time. Time to learn, time to gain control. Because Norsunder, the ancient enemy in the world, is finally paying attention again -- and the kids have to prepare. (And we meet people from Over the Sea again, which is delightful.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed when I read Senrid, unlike many fantasy authors Sherwood Smith has created a world that is completely believeable and has such exciting adventure. The story starts off with Kitty and Leander, rulers of a small country near the huge military country of Marloven Hess where Senrid rules. They manage to defend their country from Senrid with the help of a magical girl named Faline...But then Senrid comes back and he's looking for revenge (or is he?). Soon they get drawn into an adventure none of them could have predicted, and we get to go along and see it with them. One of the best books I have read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book, too good to sum up in just a few words. The adventure is exciting and realistic as are the characters. Sherwood Smith has really created an awesome magical world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Senrid is the King of Marloven Hess but he isn't allowed to have the power of a King, he is controlled by his uncle Tdanerend. Add in Kitty a selfish spoiled princess from a nearby Kingdom whose older stepbrother Leander is trying protect his Kingdom Vasande Leror from the army of Marloven Hess. Then Faline a shapeshifting girl from a far away northern country comes to offer her help to Leander. And this is just the beginning.... These characters and many other memorable ones such as CJ sherwood, Puddlenose and others go on an adventure that goes from one end of the world to the other (including a brief underwater interlude). It's hard to describe the story in small terms or in a short way because it is a huge expansive story. Anyone who liked Crown Duel or any adventure/fantasy lover will adore this new adventure into the world of sherwood smith. It is suitable for any age and is captivating enough for adults: I even read it twice to fully understand the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Sherwood Smith's books for over ten years and she is hands down my favorite author. I would highly recommend Senrid to anyone who likes fantasy. Be sure to check out her other books too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sherwood Smith hasn't just written a novel, she's created a whole world, and when you pick up Senrid, you're entering that world as surely as stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia--so not only do you follow the struggles of the title character, who has been raised to be ruthless but finds himself pulled in the direction of justice--you become involved with many, many more characters, with magic, and with powerful forces that extend beyond the covers of the book. You'll find you're begging for more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Senrid is a wonderful read. It has humor, action, and adventure. It's about foiling evil plans, saving your friends, and Senrid coming into his own. The characters are well developed. They are so realistic that they haunt you well after you have finished Senrid. Here is a small blurb written by the author: The kids on the good side are united in one thing: regarding Senrid as a villain. So what do you do when you're fifteen, supposedly king of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world, but all you have on your side are wit, will, and maybe a few skills? And what if the people you like best are your enemies, and your relatives want to see you dead?