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Kate Forsyth

Australia (b.1966)

aka Kate Humphrey

Kate Forsyth is an Australian fantasy author, best known for the Witches of Eileanan series, and the Rhiannon's Ride series, which is also set in Eileanan.She is the author of several children's fantasy books, including The Gypsy Crown, The Starthorn Tree, Dragon Gold and Wishing For Trouble. She is an internationally published poet with a collection called Radiance, and has published a novel called Full Fathom Five under her maiden name, Kate Humphrey.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Historical

Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Kate Forsyth
Short stories
The Boy from the Monster Forest (1998)

Kate Forsyth recommends
Night of a Thousand Stars (2014)
Deanna Raybourn
"Night of A Thousand Stars brims over with romance, adventure, suspense and humour. I wish someone would make it into a movie!"
Dreamer's Pool (2014)
(Blackthorn & Grim, book 1)
Juliet Marillier
"A new book by Juliet Marillier is always a cause for celebration ... A dark and enthralling tale of mystery, magic and romance."
A Desperate Fortune (2015)
Susanna Kearsley
"Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book."
The Last Hours (2017)
(Last Hours, book 1)
Minette Walters
"The pace never flags … enjoyed it immensely."
The Pearler's Wife (2018)
Roxane Dhand
"An assured debut novel … a sweeping romance set in a little-known corner of Australian history … a story full of tension, drama and romance."
The Beast's Heart (2018)
Leife Shallcross
"A glorious debut from Australian author Leife Shallcross, The Beast's Heart retells 'Beauty and the Beast' in a compelling and surprising novel filled with peril, darkness, romance and beauty. An utterly enchanting fairytale retelling that breathes new life into a beloved classic."
The Botanist's Daughter (2018)
Kayte Nunn
"The riveting story of two women, divided by a century in time, but united by their quest to discover a rare and dangerous flower said to have the power to heal as well as kill. Fast-moving and full of surprises, The Botanist's Daughter brings the exotic world of 19th-century Chile thrillingly to life."
Queens Of The Sea (2019)
(Blood and Gold , book 3)
Kim Wilkins
"The writing is elegant and lucid, and the story unspools swifty and strongly...one of the best fantasy series I've read in along while."
The Hollow Bones (2019)
Leah Kaminsky
"Kaminsky's prose is simple, elegant and restrained."
In the Blink of an Eye (2019)
Jesse Blackadder
"Quite simply a masterpiece."
The Paris Orphan (2019)
Natasha Lester
"A gorgeously rich and romantic novel."
The Forty Elephants (2022)
Erin Bledsoe
"So compulsively readable, the pages seem to whizz past by themselves."

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