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Publication Order of Mages Of Garillon Books

The Burning Stone (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gauntlet of Malice (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spiral of Fire (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adept Books

with Katherine Kurtz
The Adept (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Treasure (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dagger Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Adept (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Caledon Books

Caledon of the Mists (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of Ashes (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City of Exile (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Knights Templar Books

with Katherine Kurtz
The Temple and the Stone (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temple and the Crown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Author Deborah Turner Harris writes fantasy novels. She was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida (which is one of the great biker capitals in the entire world), after being born in the state of Pennsylvania. Her mom worked in the local hospital in the Emergency Department as a nurse. She grew up with a lot of cats and dogs over the years. Their horse, however, was made (due to some city regulations) to live at a farm that was located on the edge of the town. She lives in Scotland with her husband Robert J. Harris (who is also an author).

She majored in the subject of English at Stetson, University (which is in Deland, Florida). She taught English at Flagler High School (which is in Bunnell, Florida) and after leaving, she went and studied medieval English literature at Florida State University. Medieval bestiaries was the subject of her doctoral thesis that she completed. Not only was she working on beasts in the medieval period, but also writing her first novel.

During her second to last year at Florida State University, she was the Rotary International scholarship; quite possibly due to her ability to tell a great story on the fly. With this scholarship, she was able to go to St. Andrews University, in Scotland, it was here that she met Bob Harris, her future husband. At the time, he was tolerably good looking, and a classics graduate that was working on his doctorate in Latin.

They only knew each other for a short time before they knew things were meant to last with each other. The next summer, the pair hitch hiked their way all over Europe. They shared a tent for six weeks and felt that they got along well enough and could just about tolerate each other long enough to spend the rest of their loves with one another.

She taught high school in Florida, and they crossed the Atlantic in that time to see one another. They rafted down the Colorado River as one last fling, and then Debby went back to Scotland, where they got married.

While married, Bob and Debby have collaborated to raise their trio of sons; that she buses to different functions (either musical, social, or sporting in nature) with different friends of theirs.

She teaches at St. Andrews University, the subjects of Creative Writing, Old English, and the Gothic Novel; she also is an Honorary Lecturer in the university’s English department. She also plays guitar and the celtic harp, sings; she has even written many songs. Debby can also ride horses, shoot a bow, and fence. The ultimate dream for her, is to play bass in a band that plays electric blues.

The first year that they were married, Debby sent in a first draft of her fantasy novel to Betty Ballantine (who, at the time, was a semi-retired publisher). Her and her husband Ian, who are the founders of Ballantine Books, had introduced J. R. R. Tolkien to America, and had spent a long time promoting the genre. The book made Betty excited and served as editor for Debby. Debby then sent the manuscript to Tor Books, the place that it was published, to rave reviews, no less.

While at World Science Fiction Convention in Brighton, Debby was introduced to Katherine Kurtz by Betty. Betty had also worked to publish Katherine’s debut too. The pair became fast friends, and Katherine later asked Debby to work on the first of the “Adept” novels with her. They would, through seven books together, become one of the most successful fantasy author teams.

Harris has written the “Caledon” series, the “Knights Templar” books, “The Adept” series, and the “Mages of Garillon” series. The “Knights Templar” series and “The Adept” series she co-wrote with an author named Katherine Kurtz.

“Burning Stone” is the first novel in the “Mages of Garillon” series and was released in the year 1994. By two things, magic and murder, they are bound to one another. All in a plot to usurp a certain throne, corrupt a life, and take a mind; and just maybe destroy a world.

A criminal expert who has supernatural hatred and powers that are not natural, named Borthen Berigeld A bitter but gifted Mage in youth that was kicked out of his sorcerous Order, because of violence, named Caradoc Penlluathe.

A brigand’s pawn and just an innocent boy named Evelake Whitfauconer. Gwynmira du Bors who is a royal lady that would like to be the ruler Garillon, over the dead body of her stepson.

Margoth Penlluathe and Serdor Sulamith who is Carador’s sister and buddy. Both of them would like to save the Mage from his own devices and would pay any price to do so.

Things are set in motion, in a tavern located in Ambrothen.

“Gauntlet of Malice” is the second novel in the “Mages of Garillon” series and was released in the year 1995. Caradoc is more than just a Mage that failed. He also finds himself a fugitive that is accused of murder. Delsidor Whitfauconer was stabbed to death in Ambrothen Cathederal, and all of the evidence points to Caradoc doing it, by an evil misusing his magepower.

Evelake Whitfauconer, the heir and the son to the murdered man, is in the care of Caradoc. Evelake’s mind has been taken out and been replaced by that of Borthen Berigeld, which is the opening move with the goal of taking over Garillon.

Caradoc does not have the mage-stone (which is where he gets his power and ability to heal himself) and is hunted. There are paths he must go that have some nasty hostility towards him. He only has the native talent and basic courage to survive. It is up to Caradoc to bring Evelake back to the land of sanity and safety.

When he does, he will be able to face the very evil Borthen Berigeld, a far worse confrontation by far.

“Spiral of Fire” is the third novel in the “Mages of Garillon” series and was released in the year 1997. Caradoc is quite the healer now, despite him being who he is.

But his foe, Borthen, has set loose a scourge in young boy form that is possessed by a demon that comes from the netherworld. Caradoc must join into a shakey alliance with his worst foe. All in the hopes to allow anything to make it out alive.

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