S. M. Stirling is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change (The Golden Princess, The Given Sacrifice, Lord of Mountains) and the Shadowspawn series (A Taint in the Blood, The Council of Shadows, Shadows of Falling Night). A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.
Praise for S.M. Stirling and his Novels of the Change "Nobody wrecks a world better than S. M. Stirling, and nobody does a better job of showing that people remain people, with all their high points and low, in the wreckage."--Harry Turtledove, New York Times bestselling author of Joe Steele "Absorbing."--San Diego Union-Tribune "[A] richly realized story of swordplay and intrigue."--Entertainment Weekly