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Kate Elliott

A pseudonym used by Alis A Rasmussen

As a child in rural Oregon, Kate Elliott made up stories because she longed to escape to a world of lurid adventure fiction.  She now writes fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction, all with a romantic edge.

Golden Key Universe (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson)
1. The Golden Key (1996)
Spiritwalker Trilogy
1. Cold Magic (2010)
2. Cold Fire (2011)
3. Cold Steel (2013)
Black Wolves Trilogy
1. Black Wolves (2015)
2. The Dead Empire (2018)

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
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)
(Stormlord, 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."

The Broken Heavens (2018)
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 3)
Kameron Hurley
"A smart, brutal and ambitious epic fantasy."

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