Katharine Kerr - Author

About the Author

Katharine Kerr was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1944 to a family which considered itself British-in-exile far more than American. In 1962, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived there ever since. After leaving Stanford University she worked in a number of low-paying jobs while she read extensively in the fields of classical archaeology and literature, medieval and Dark Ages history, and modern fiction. Eventually she met up with an old friend from school, Howard Kerr, who loved cats, books and baseball as much as she did; they were married in 1973. In 1979 a friend gave Katherine her first fantasy role-playing game. She became so intrigued with gaming and with the fantasy field that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to ‘Dragon’ magazine, as well as devising gaming modules. Now, however, she is devoting herself exclusively to fiction, for the simple reason that there are only twenty-four hours in a day.

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Deverry

Deverry

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2014

Three stories from Katharine Kerr's world of Deverry, including one that has never seen print before.

Sorcerer's Feud

Sorcerer's Feud

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

Old Secrets WakeArt student Maya Cantescu has always had secrets to keep -- her mysterious disease that has turned her into something like a vampire, her father's obsession with ritual magic, her own talents for the occult. Now, however, she has a secret far more dangerous than those: in self-defense, she killed a man with magic.Can her lover, the wealthy, powerful runemaster Tor Thorlaksson, protect her from the consequences? He has dangers of his own to face, because his family's evil past haunts him. A powerful spirit from the mists of time is hunting Tor down, in hopes of taking him away from Maya and making him her own -- forever.

Sorcerer's Luck

Sorcerer's Luck

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2013

Secrets can be dangerous!Maya Cantescu, an art student in the San Francisco Bay Area, has more secrets than she can handle. Some she keeps from herself, like her mysterious talent for sorcery. Some she knows too well, like the rare disease that threatens to kill her - or someone else.When she meets Tor Thorlaksson, a sorcerer and runemaster, he seems to offer an escape from her deadly problems. But he knows secrets about them both, and these could turn her world upside-down.

Dark Magicks

Dark Magicks

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2013

Two short stories from the time of King Arthur, when magic was real and dangerous.Katherine Kerr is a professional story-teller and an amateur skeptic, who regards all True Believers with a jaundiced eye, even those who true-believe in Science. She's the author of the Deverry series of historical fantasies or fantastical histories, depending on your point of view.

Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2013

The Aliens are invading! Or are they?When Maggie Corey throws the Devil over her back in 1960s San Francisco, she has no idea of what she's set in motion, nor will she live to see the end of it. Over the next hundred years, however, her descendants see pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this "e;mosaic novel"e;, a very different take on fiction from the author of the Deverry series of epic fantasies.

The Silver Mage

The Silver Mage

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2010

The fifteenth and final novel in the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years. Spurred on by the priestesses of the false goddess Alshandra, the Horsekin hordes are massing on the northern border of Prince Dar's holdings. Their leaders believe that the rich grasslands of the prince's domain belong to them by divine right, no matter whom they must destroy to claim them. But Dar has powerful allies on his side, including the dragon Arzosah, who has hated the Horsekin for hundreds of years. She will vow to take a revenge worse than anything the Horsekin and their priestesses could possibly foresee. The prince's most powerful ally, however, is the one the Horsekin refuse to understand: the deep magic of the dweomer, as wielded by the band of sorcerers sworn to protect him, and especially by the elven master of magic, Dallandra, the silver mage.

The Shadow Isle

The Shadow Isle

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Book fourteen of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years. As the tale of Deverry and her people draws near to its close, questions will be answered and mysteries uncovered... The wild Northlands hold many secrets, among them the mysterious dweomer island of Haen Marn, the mountain settlements of Dwarvholt, and the fortified city of Cerr Cawnen, built long ago by escaping bondmen from Deverry itself. And just who or what are the mysterious Dwgi folk? Thanks to the Horsekin, who continue to push their religious crusade south toward the borders of the kingdom, the human beings of Deverry and their elven allies realize that the fate of the Northlands lies tangled with their own. Although the dwarven race holds strong, the island of Haen Marn has fled and Cerr Cawnen seems doomed. Only the magic of Dallandra and Valandario and the might of the powerful dragons, Arzosah and Rori, can reveal the secrets and save the Northlands from conquest.

The Spirit Stone

The Spirit Stone

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2008

Book thirteen of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years. `A dagger laid against our throat.' So Prince Dar of the Westlands calls Zakh Gral, a new fortress built by the Horsekin, the ancient enemies of his people. To help him destroy this threat, the elven prince has called upon his allies: the dwarven folk of the northern mountains and the human men of Deverry to the east. Their leaders know that if the Westlands fall to the Horsekin, their own throats will feel that dagger next. Joining them are two powerful dragons, who have their own bitter reasons to hate the Horsekin. But the fanatical Horsekin believe that they have the most powerful ally of all: a new goddess. Alshandra's priestesses have announced that she has given the Horsekin the lands belonging to the prince - and that his people must be utterly destroyed. Rooted in Celtic mythology and intricately interweaving human and elven history over several hundred years, Katharine Kerr's dazzling saga tells of ancient enmities and undying friendships experienced through many lives. Epic fantasy on a truly grand scale.

The Fire Dragon

The Fire Dragon

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2001

Book eleven of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years. The Fire Dragon tells two separate stories: one set in the present of 1117, and one set in the past, the era of the Civil Wars. In the present, Raena's trouble-making in Cerr Cawnen leads to terrible death and destruction but may ultimately succeed in offering the final working-out of Rhodry's Wyrd. In the past, Nevyn and Lilli attempt to solve the riddle of the curse tablet, but the price will be high. In this, the eleventh volume in the Deverry cycle and third of the Dragon Mage series, storylines begun in Dawnspell: The Bristling Wood, A Time of Exile and The Black Raven - both the `present' of 1117 and the past - will reach their triumphant and spellbinding conclusion. But there will be more Deverry books to unravel the situation that climaxes The Fire Dragon...

Daggerspell

Daggerspell

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/1995

In a world outside reality, a young girl's spirit hovers between incarnations, knowing neither her past nor her future. In the temporal world lives Nevyn, who long ago vanquished the maiden's hand in marriage and forged a terrible bond between three souls. Now he must atone the wrong of his youth.

A Time of Exile

A Time of Exile

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1991

Polar City Blues

Polar City Blues

Author: Katharine Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/1990

An alien spy turns up dead in the capital city of The Republic., a handful of worlds stuck between the powerful Interstellar Confederation and the huge Coreward Alliance. Police Chief Al Bates needs to solve the murder before the political ramifications destabilize the precarious balance between the three. Unfortunately Bobbie Lacey, an infamous information broker on the margins of his authority, the one person who can help him plays by her own rules.

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