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Born in Ohio, 1944. Moved to San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and has lived there ever since. Katharine Kerr has read extensively in the fields of classical archeology, and medieval and dark ages history and literature, and these influences are clear in her work. Her epic Deverry series has won widespread praise and millions of fans around the world.


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Katharine Kerr Erika, I do ineed have a new book in the works. It takes place some 200 years after the previous series ends. It's called A TALENT FOR MAGIC, at least…moreErika, I do ineed have a new book in the works. It takes place some 200 years after the previous series ends. It's called A TALENT FOR MAGIC, at least that's the working title.

Signing books by mail is oddly difficult for me -- I have trouble getting to the post office to mail them for various reasons, mostly health problems.(less)
Katharine Kerr Sam, I originally thought I was writing a short story. A version of that now forms the last chapter of Volume 6. Talk about not knowing what you're…moreSam, I originally thought I was writing a short story. A version of that now forms the last chapter of Volume 6. Talk about not knowing what you're getting into!!! I kept asking myself questions such as, how did these people get to the inn on the borderlands, and what lies on either side of this border? I kept scribbling pieces of story until finally Nevyn appeared. At that point the structure of the whole thing dropped into place, but I foolishly thought I was writing a trilogy. :-)(less)
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Don't misunderstand my rating -- FOXGLOVE SUMMER is an enjoyable book with a strong storyline, and the characters are as easy to like as always. But the writing itself has problems. In places the book reads like an early draft. Some passages of descr ...more
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Disclaimer: I have a story in this anthology, but none of us were paid for our work. This is a very worthwhile charity project. It benefits colon cancer research through the donation of royalties to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

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A very good, if somewhat dry in spots, historical overview of the Western "esoteric" tradition, that is, of magic systems, magical studies, and their background in historical philosophy and mysticism. The most important portion of the book is its int ...more
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“By the hairy ass of lord hell." Many characters in the Deverry Cycle Novels”
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“I wonder if I'll ever forgive Evandar? I wonder even more if I should bother," Aderyn said.

"Of course you should," Nevyn said wearily, "but for your own sake, not his. Hatred binds a man to what he hates, and I think me you need to be free of him.”
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Black Jewell by Anne Bishop
Corean Chronicles by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Deverry by Katharine Kerr
Tales of the Flat Earth by Tanith Lee
Fortress by C.J. Cherryh
Inda by Sherwood Smith
Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
Malazon Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
 
  11 votes 21.2%

Malazon Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
 
  10 votes 19.2%

Black Jewell by Anne Bishop
 
  7 votes 13.5%

Fortress by C.J. Cherryh
 
  5 votes 9.6%

Riyria Revelations by Michael Sullivan
 
  4 votes 7.7%

Inda by Sherwood Smith
 
  4 votes 7.7%

Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
 
  3 votes 5.8%

Tales of the Flat Earth by Tanith Lee
 
  3 votes 5.8%

Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly
 
  3 votes 5.8%

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
 
  1 vote 1.9%

Deverry by Katherine Kerr
 
  1 vote 1.9%

Corean Chronicles by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
 
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