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Carol Berg is the author of the epic fantasy
The Books of the Rai-kirah, The Bridge of D'Arnath Quartet, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winning Lighthouse Duet - Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone - the standalone novel Song of the Beast , and the three novels of the Collegia Magica.

Berg holds a degree in mathematics from Rice University, and a degree in computer science from the University of Colorado. Before writing full-time, she worked as a software engineer. She lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and is the mother of three mostly grown sons.



How easy is it to go back to a world you've created? Lots of authors do it. Sometimes with sequels, sometimes with prequels. Sometimes with time jumps. Often with wholly a wholly new cast of characters. When I finished the novels of the Collegia Magica, I realized that I had created five fairly complete worlds, all of which I loved.

I try very hard to make my series have a good resolution. I wa... Read more of this blog post »
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Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1)
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Restoration (Rai-Kirah, #3)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,332 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,322 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Son of Avonar (The Bridge o...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,858 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Flesh and Spirit (Lighthous...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,722 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Breath and Bone (Lighthouse...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,456 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Song of the Beast
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,246 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Spirit Lens (Collegia M...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Guardians of the Keep (The ...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,178 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Transformation Revelation Restoration
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Son of Avonar Guardians of the Keep The Soul Weaver Daughter of Ancients
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How easy is it to go back to a world you've created? Lots of authors do it. Sometimes with sequels, sometimes with prequels. Sometimes with time ju... Read more of this blog post »
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"Ellen Kushner. My favorite of hers is Thomas the Rhymer, a beautiful, perfect telling of the story of True Thomas, who is kidnapped to elfland where h...more "
"Martha wrote: "Looking forward to this! I've read Lighthouse like 4 times already"

Happy to hear you enjoyed it. It's fun being back in that world.
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"Thanks, but I'd best wait until I've turned it in and I have a firm agreement on title and series name from my editor.

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"David wrote: "Like you, I've only just seen Hugo. I agree that the first half is magical but, thereafter, it becomes a boring docudrama about George M...more "
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This was a fine debut novel. Well paced, a good cast of the motley folks you find in a mountain community, and I loved the Colorado landscape details. (OK, I would have liked even more!) Alison Coil, city girl turned mountain guide after a close brus...more
"Yes, yes, on the boldness of the filmmakers preserving the story. Exactly what I thought about the shifting back and forth seamlessly between times. Y...more "
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Just as with Blackout, I couldn't stop reading this book. As the story shifted continually in time and in point-of-view at an increasingly rapid pace, I was really happy that I had some "off" time and could read straight through. Any time I put it do...more
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“Books don't prattle. Books don't make demands. Yet they give you everything they possess. It's a very satisfying partnership.”
Carol Berg

“Memory has no power but what the soul chooses to make of it.”
Carol Berg, Daughter of Ancients

“So what is this feadnach? Is it another curse that makes me beholden to slaves and shrews?'
'No, my lord. It is your heart. Difficult as it may be to comprehend, there is a possibility you may have one.”
Carol Berg, Transformation
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Carol Berg Lettie wrote: "Hi Carol: Thanks for adding me as a friend on Goodreads. You are an inspiration!"
Thanks so much, Lettie! And thanks for all your work at BroadUniverse. You are an inspiration, as well.

Carol


Lettie Prell Hi Carol: Thanks for adding me as a friend on Goodreads. You are an inspiration!


Sangria Carol, thanks for your friendship! :)


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Beth Hi Carol,
Welcome to Goodreads! Now, you've got to link your books to your membership and become a Goodreads author.


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