Several outlets selected THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT as one of their top upcoming science fiction/fantasy books.
Elliott’s delightful first collection contains standalone works, essays, and pieces set in the worlds of her major fantasy series, where existing settings lend depth, complexity, and intrigue. This collection serves beautifully both as an introduction to Elliott and as a treat for fans who want more of her marvels.
Elliott is known for her expansive fantasies, from the seven-book Crown of Stars series to the recently completed Spiritwalker trilogy, but this collection proves she’s equally adept at writing short fiction. Collecting stories set in worlds both familiar (including the settings of the Spiritwalker books and her Jaran quartet) and new, as well as non-fiction essays about writing, it makes an excellent introduction to the work of one of epic fantasy’s most reliably fantastic writers.
The author of Court of Fives, Crown of Stars and Crossroads finally gets a retrospective of her short fiction, featuring a lot of young female protagonists who have to find themselves in order to find salvation from the schemes of their elders.
For readers who are chomping at the bit to read The Very Best of Kate Elliott (released this coming Tuesday) and still can’t get enough (looks at Paul)…you better pace yourself. There’s another Kate Elliott book on the horizon. Before the year is up, you’ll be able to read Black Wolves, her new epic fantasy series.
Kirkus included THE VERY BEST, without comment, on both the 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy and Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2015 (Part 1) and The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Reads for February.
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