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Kate Elliott

A pseudonym used by Alis A Rasmussen

KATE ELLIOTT is the author of many novels, including BLACK WOLVES, COURT OF FIVES, the Spiritwalker trilogy, the Novels of the Jaran, and the Crossroads trilogy. KING'S DRAGON, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist, and THE GOLDEN KEY (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Kate was born in Iowa, raised in Oregon, and now lives in Hawaii.
Anthologies containing stories by Kate Elliott
Short stories
My Voice Is In My Sword (1994)
With God to Guard Her (1995)
A Simple Act of Kindness (1996)
The Gates of Joriun (1997)
Making the World Live Again (1997)

World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1997) : The Golden Key
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : King's Dragon
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Court of Fives

Kate Elliott recommends
In Legend Born (1998)
(Chronicles of Sirkara, book 1)
Laura Resnick
"It has a rich setting, sharply drawn characters, and a cleverly convoluted plot that doesn't let go. This is the kind of historical fantasy I wish there was more of."
Doppelganger (2006)
(Doppelganger, book 1)
Marie Brennan
"Brennan's debut novel is served up with a dramatic edge. I can't wait for the next adventure!"
A Dark Sacrifice (2007)
(Rune of Unmaking, book 2)
Madeline Howard
"A panoramic tale spun by a master storyteller... I'm ready for the next volume!"
The Queen's Bastard (2008)
(Inheritors' Cycle, book 1)
C E Murphy
"Wow. C. E. Murphy is good. Court intrigue in an alternate Elizabethan-era fantasy world: realpolitik with the sex included."
Jade Man's Skin (2010)
(Moshui, book 2)
Daniel Fox
"High-stakes action, well-drawn characters, abd a gorgeously painted landscape. This is the kind of fantasy I love to read."
Stormlord Rising (2010)
(Watergivers, book 2)
Glenda Larke
"Glenda Larke is one of my favourite fantasy writers. I love her novels."
The Falling World (2014)
(Stories of the Raksura, book 1)
Martha Wells
"Truly inventive and stunningly imaginative world-building perfectly melded with vivid, engaging characters make the Books of the Raksura one of my all-time favorite science fiction series."
Nocturnall (2015)
(River of Souls)
Beth Bernobich
"...graceful, moving, and satisfying."
River of Teeth (2017)
(River of Teeth, book 1)
Sarah Gailey
"Blisteringly imaginative, and written with a sly, sharp wit."
Playing to the Gods (2017)
(Glass Thorns, book 5)
Melanie Rawn
"A masterful blend of plot, characters and setting makes reading seem effortless in this tale of four young men devoted to the magical theater of their world. Rawn's skill as a writer brings you right onto the stage with them."
The Black Tides of Heaven (2017)
JY Yang
"I love JY Yang's effortlessly fascinating world-building."
A Line in the Dark (2017)
Malinda Lo
"A beautifully written and compellingly well-observed psychological thriller."
Under the Pendulum Sun (2017)
(Fae , book 1)
Jeannette Ng
"Under the Pendulum Sun is a weird, ingenious, and ravishing story of the Fae and the outsiders driven to discover their secrets, told with a heady melange of disturbing beauty and enticing dangers."
Jade City (2017)
(Green Bone Saga, book 1)
Fonda Lee
"Dynamic fight scenes and vibrant world-building bring to life this sharp, memorable story of a family caught up in a ferocious gang war."
The Queens of Innis Lear (2018)
Tessa Gratton
"I adore this - rich, epic, blood-soaked - a glorious and grand sweeping fantasy."
The Broken Heavens (2018)
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 3)
Kameron Hurley
"A smart, brutal and ambitious epic fantasy."
Like Never and Always (2018)
Ann Aguirre
"An intense, emotional, compelling read."

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