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Carol Berg

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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.


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Carol Berg Hi Jo, Yes, I am a bit hard on my principals. And honestly, I am a nice person! But I've got to say, it drives me crazy when I read (or watch) stories…moreHi Jo, Yes, I am a bit hard on my principals. And honestly, I am a nice person! But I've got to say, it drives me crazy when I read (or watch) stories of men and women who reshape the world in the face of terrible villainy, yet emerge unscathed or unchanged. Or when strong characters make hard decisions, decisions that violate their most fundamental beliefs, on the spur of the moment. Strong people don't change easily. The stronger the person, and the more certain they are of the rightness of their course (like Seyonne fighting the demon war or Lucian and the pureblood way of life, or Anne de Vernase with her righteous disdain for magic and the uses of power) the more difficult it would be to make that person do the last thing he or she would ever do, which is often what's needed to change the course of the world. Sometimes I have to do a lot of convincing. The stories I write demand that those choices be hard. Yet, even though I often have to be cruel and leave them battered in the end, I like to think that I also leave them with hope and ongoing purpose and a sense that their ordeal was worthwhile. Thanks for asking - and thanks for reading!(less)
Carol Berg Hi Liam,

A few years ago, I would have said no. Done is done. But then I had this idea for going back to Navronne. (Delighted to hear you enjoyed it!)…more
Hi Liam,

A few years ago, I would have said no. Done is done. But then I had this idea for going back to Navronne. (Delighted to hear you enjoyed it!) So I no longer rule out going back to the new Derzhi Empire or to Sabria. But I promise that it won't just be for the love of going back or to see if Seyonne ever retrieved what he lost. It would only happen when I have a new story to tell. Thanks for asking! - Carol(less)
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No sooner had my fourth novel Song of the Beast been published than readers started asking me if I was ever going to write a sequel.Song. my only standalone novel, told the story of Aidan MacAllister - musician, singer, visionary, cousin to the king of Elyria, a man imprisoned just as his fame was approaching its height. The story actually begins on the day of Aidan's release... Read more of this blog post »
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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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Beth Hi Carol,
Welcome to Goodreads! Now, you've got to link your books to your membership and become a Goodreads author.


Sangria Carol, thanks for your friendship! :)


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


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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


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