Happy birthday to the extraordinary Kate Elliott

Photo: April Quintanilla

Following the disappointing sales of her acclaimed first books The Labyrinth Gate (1988) and theHighroad trilogy (beginning with A Passage of Stars [1990]), Alis A. Rassmussen assumed the pen name Kate Elliott and began a string of bestselling, groundbreaking works with the popular Jaran series (beginning with Jaran [1992]). Since then she has garnered innumerable fans with the trilogies Crossroads(beginning with Spirit Gate [2006]) and Spiritwalker (beginning with Cold Magic [2010]).

Elliott received her first World Fantasy Award nomination for The Golden Key (1996; co-written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson). King’s Dragon (1997), the first volume of her The Crown Of Stars septology, received a Nebula Award nomination for best novel. Her first young adult novel Court Of Fives (2015), was nominated for the Andre Norton Award.

Many of her shorter works were collected in THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT (2015). Her most recent title, Buried Heart (2017), completed Court of Fives series.

All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Alis a magical birthday.

For more information on THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, visit the Tachyon page.

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