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Publication Order of Highroad Trilogy Books

A Passage of Stars (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolution's Shore (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Ransom (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jaran Books

Jaran (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Earthly Crown (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Conquering Sword (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Law of Becoming (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crown Of Stars Books

King's Dragon (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Dogs (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Stone (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gathering Storm (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Flame (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Ruins (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of Stars (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crossroads Books

Spirit Gate (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Gate (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traitors' Gate (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spiritwalker Books

Cold Magic (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fire (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Steel (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Wolves Books

Black Wolves (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Court Of Fives Books

Court of Fives (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Flower (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poisoned Blade (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Thrones (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Heart (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sun Chronicles Books

Unconquerable Sun (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Furious Heaven (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Labyrinth Gate (As: Alis Rasmussen) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Servant Mage (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Keeper's Six (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Tinder Box (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Very Best of Kate Elliott (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Golden Key Universe Books

The Golden Key (With: Jennifer Roberson,Melanie Rawn) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diviner (By:Melanie Rawn) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic: The Gathering Books

Arena (By:William R. Forstchen) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispering Woods (By:Clayton Emery) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cursed Land (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prodigal Sorcerer (By:Mark Sumner) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes of the Sun (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of Time (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Peace Shall Sleep (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Legacy (By:Robert E. Vardeman) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darksteel Eye (By:Jess Lebow) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowmoor (By:Susan J. Morris) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alara Unbroken (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum: A Magic: The Gathering Set Novel (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Theros: A Godsend Novel (By:Jenna Helland) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey Into Nyx: Godsend, Part II (By:Jenna Helland) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica - War of the Spark: 1 (By:Greg Weisman) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Throne of Eldraine (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Contemporary Rhythm (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Placing Memory (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of the Big Sky (By:Dan Flores) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plains Indian Art (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A President in Yellowstone (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Karl Bodmer's America Revisited (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Family of the Land (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicling the West for Harper's (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Francisco Lithographer (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charles M. Russell: Photographing the Legend (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Grasslands (By:Dan Flores) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picturing Migrants (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Narrating the Landscape (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picher, Oklahoma (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Indian Summer in the Far West (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picturing Indian Territory (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Albert Bierstadt (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transnational Frontiers (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Painters of the Northwest (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of the Tallgrass (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through a Native Lens (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framing First Contact (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speculative Fiction 2013: The Year's Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Smugglers' Quarterly Almanac: Volume 2(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Swords: Part 1(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocket Fuel(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Magic(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best of 2021(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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: 2 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: 2 years ago

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


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