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Carol Berg

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Fort Worth, Texas, The United States



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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.

Out today, Dust and Light, the first novel of Sanctuary.

How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly? The Pureblood Registry accused Lucian de Remeni-Masson of “unseemly involvement with ordinaries,” which meant only that he spoke with a young woman not of his own kind, allowed her to see his face unmasked, worked a bit of magic for her....After that one mistake, Lucian’s grandsire exci...
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Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,134 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Restoration (Rai-Kirah, #3)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,462 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,441 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Son of Avonar (The Bridge o...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,950 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Flesh and Spirit (Lighthous...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,808 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Breath and Bone (Lighthouse...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,523 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Song of the Beast
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,302 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Spirit Lens (Collegia M...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,406 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Guardians of the Keep (The ...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,232 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Soul Weaver (The Bridge...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,102 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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More books by Carol Berg…
Transformation Revelation Restoration
Rai-Kirah (3 books)
3.968016821602479 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 9,036 ratings

Son of Avonar Guardians of the Keep The Soul Weaver Daughter of Ancients
The Bridge of D'Arnath (4 books)
3.8144927536231883 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,175 ratings

Flesh and Spirit Breath and Bone
Lighthouse (2 books)
4.034299231224128 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,382 ratings

The Spirit Lens The Soul Mirror The Daemon Prism
Collegia Magica (3 books)
3.8904445222261113 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,857 ratings

Dust and Light
The Sanctuary Duet (1 book)
4.245901639344262 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 61 ratings

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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"

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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.


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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