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Publication Order of Highroad Trilogy Books

A Passage of Stars (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolution's Shore (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price of Ransom (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jaran Books

Jaran (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Earthly Crown (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Conquering Sword (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Becoming (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crown Of Stars Books

King's Dragon (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Dogs (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Stone (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gathering Storm (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Flame (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Ruins (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crown of Stars (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crossroads Books

Publication Order of Spiritwalker Books

Publication Order of Black Wolves Books

Publication Order of Court Of Fives Books

Publication Order of Sun Chronicles Books

Unconquerable Sun (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Furious Heaven (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Labyrinth Gate (As: Alis Rasmussen) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Servant Mage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Keeper's Six (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Tinder Box (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Very Best of Kate Elliott (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Golden Key Universe Books

The Golden Key (With: Jennifer Roberson,Melanie Rawn) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diviner (By: Melanie Rawn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Magic: The Gathering Books

Arena (By: William R. Forstchen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispering Woods (By: Clayton Emery) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered Chains (By: Clayton Emery) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Sacrifice (By: Clayton Emery) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cursed Land (By: Teri McLaren) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Sorcerer (By: Mark Sumner) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes of the Sun (By: Hanovi Braddock) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Song of Time (By: Teri McLaren) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Peace Shall Sleep (By: Sonia Orin Lyris) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Legacy (By: Robert Vardeman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darksteel Eye (By: Jess Lebow) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowmoor (By: Susan J.Morris) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alara Unbroken (By: Doug Beyer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum (By: Brook Steingass) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn (By: Robert B. Wintermute) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Theros: A Godsend Novel (By: Jenna Helland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey Into Nyx: Godsend, Part II (By: Jenna Helland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Nameless (By: Brandon Sanderson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Throne of Eldraine (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charles M. Russell Center on Art and Photography of the American West Books

Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné (By: Brian W. Dippie,B. Byron Price,Raphael James Cristy,Peter H. Hassrick,Ginger K. Renner,Rick Stewart) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Contemporary Rhythm (By: Peter H. Hassrick,Elizabeth J. Cunningham) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Placing Memory (By: Todd Stewart,Karen J. Leong,Natasha Egan,John Tateishi) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles Deas and 1840s America (By: Carol Clark,Frederick E. Hoxie,Peter H. Hassrick,Joan Carpenter Troccoli,Lewis I. Sharp,Guy Jordan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture (By: Joan Carpenter Troccoli,Lewis I. Sharp,Duane H. King) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell (By: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,Joan Carpenter Troccoli,Thomas Gilcrease,Joan Troccoli,Lewis I. Sharp,Duane H. King) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet (By: William E. Farr) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of the Big Sky (By: Dan Flores) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plains Indian Art (By: Jane Ewers Robinson,Evan M. Maurer,Candace S. Greene) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A President in Yellowstone (By: Frank H. Goodyear III) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Karl Bodmer's America Revisited (By: Robert M. Lindholm,W. Raymond Wood,David C. Hunt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country (By: Sergei Kan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family of the Land (By: Andy Wilkinson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicling the West for Harper's (By: Claudine Chalmers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Lithographer (By: Robert J. Chandler,Ron Tyler,Shirley Ann Wilson Moore,Grafton Tyler Brown) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles M. Russell: Photographing the Legend (By: Brian W. Dippie,Larry Len Peterson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wyoming Grasslands (By: Dan Flores,Frank H. Goodyear,Charles R. Preston) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley (By: Peter H. Hassrick,Mindy N. Besaw) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picturing Migrants (By: James R. Swensen) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Narrating the Landscape (By: Matthew N. Johnston) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picher, Oklahoma (By: Todd Stewart,Alison Fields) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné II (By: Frederic Remington,Peter H. Hassrick,Bruce B. Eldredge) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Indian Summer in the Far West (By: Samuel Nugent Townshend) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picturing Indian Territory (By: B. Byron Price,James Peck,Mark A. White) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (By: Mark Humpal) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albert Bierstadt (By: Peter H. Hassrick,Bruce B. Eldredge) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transnational Frontiers (By: Emily C. Burns) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Painters of the Northwest (By: John E. Impert) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of the Tallgrass (By: James P. Ronda,Harvey Payne,Geoffrey Standing Bear) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through a Native Lens (By: Nicole Strathman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Framing First Contact (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speculative Fiction 2013(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Smugglers' Quarterly Almanac: Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Swords: Part 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocket Fuel(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best of 2021(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kate Elliott is the pseudonym used by the successful American author Alis A. Rasmussen for writing interesting novels based on the science fiction, romance, young adult, and fantasy genres. She has flourished in her writing career with a number of widely popular novel series’. Kate was born in the year 1958 in Junction City, Oregon, United States. In the beginning, she used to write science fiction novels under her original name. But, after a few moderate successes, the publishers stopped publishing her novels as they were looking for fresh name. Hence, Rasmussen became Kate Elliott in the year 1992 and began writing fantasy novels. This move brought a lot of success in her career as she went on to make huge sales of her novel copies. Kate is particularly famous for writing down the Crown of Stars series and the Jaran series. Apart from these novel series’, she has written a dew other series’ as well. After being born and raised in Junction City, Oregon, she shifted to Oakland, California after growing up and joined to the Mills College for completing her academic studies.

While studying at the college, Kate became an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and also pursued medieval style sword fighting. As of today, Kate has become successful in establishing herself as a noteworthy author. She also considers herself blessed to have a loving husband in the form of Jay Silverstein. They live together in Hawaii, where Kate continues to write her latest plots of science fiction and fantasy novels. As far as the beginning of her writing career is concerned, Kate says that she began writing stories at the age of nine. Since then, she has become so much fond of writing that she considers it to be necessary in order to stay alive, like breathing. During her growing days in rural Oregon, Kate used to escape into an imaginary world of lurid adventure and used to make stories about whatever fiction she remembered from her dreams. Her husband Jay met her for the first time at Mills College, while she was practicing her sword fighting skills. After giving up his job as a cop, he took up archaeology, due to which Kate’s family was forced to move to Hawaii. When not busy with her writing works, she likes to enjoy doing canoe paddling along with her three children.

One of the novel series written by Kate Elliott is the Jaran series, which consists of a total of 4 books published between the years 1992 and 1994. The first novel of the series was published by the DAW publishing house in the year 1992. It was titled as ‘Jaran’ and featured the main character named Tess Soerensen. Tess lives in an alien-controlled galaxy, where she tries to find her love and life, but is held back due to the revolutionary fate of her brother. The plot of the novel opens in a future time frame, in which Earth as well as the other planets of the galaxy are ruled by the huge Chapalii empire, consisting of aliens. Tess is very well familiar with the volatility of the aliens of the Chapalii empire. She has seen the fate of her brother Charles, who had revolted against them at one point of time and was elevated into the interstellar system of the empire as a reward. Despite this, there are possible reasons to believe that they killed his parents. Tess struggles to find a place to live a peaceful life in the world full of aliens. She boards a shuttle which is bound for Rhui, in order to find a way to mend her broken heart. Rhui is one of the planets ruled by her brother, where the native people are called as the jarans.

After reaching there, Tess joins the jaran people and gets immersed in their nomadic style of living. She begins to follow all the customs and rituals of heir society, while still trying to get to the bottom of deal related to smuggling, that she came across during her journey. After several turns of events, Tess begins to get closer to the charismatic ruler of the jaran people, Ilya. He seems to be busy with one of his own urgent missions, due to which Tess finds herself in a dilemma whether to accept her feelings for Ilya or go for the loyalty of her brother. The second novel of the series was also published by the DAW publishing house in the year 1993. It was titled ‘An Earthly Crown’ and continued to feature the struggling life of the main character named Tess Soerensen, in a world ruled by the aliens of the Chapalii empire. Just like in the first novel of the series, she finds herself pulled between the two of the most powerful men in her life, her brother Charles and her charismatic husband Ilya Bakhtiian, in the second novel too. The two men always indulge in competing revolutions due to which Tess is not able to think which side she should choose.

In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, the jaran people of the Rhui planet are depicted as trying to unite the settled cities in their homeland one after the other. They are ruled by a charismatic ruler named Ilya Bakhtiian. Ilya married Tess Soerensen after making her fall in love with him and now has her by her side as a loyal wife. However, he is not aware of he fact that she is a human. He is also unaware of her relationship with her brother Charles, who had once revolted against the powerful Chapalii empire unsuccessfully. Even though he went on to become a duke in their interstellar system, his revolutionary intentions had not faded away. Now, he travels to the planet of Rhui in order to locate her sister Tes and also uncover some precious information about an insurgency that had taken place in the past. On one hand, Charles insists on making Tess join his side, and on the other hand, Ilya seems to be equally reluctant to part ways with her loyal and beloved wife. None of them consider the fact that Tess nurtures her own plans, which are different from theirs, about her future. All the three of them struggle fiercely to find a solution, due to which the fates of the jaran and human races hangs in the dark.

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2 Responses to “Kate Elliott”

  1. Karen Cunningham: 3 years ago

    Hi there,

    My book Traitors’ Gate says that there will be a fourth book called Crossroads, but I can’t find a reference to it now.

    Thanks Karen Cunningham

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Karen – Only 3 books were ever released in that series.


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