Katharine Kerr first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, becoming so intrigued that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to "Dragon" magazine. This interest soon led her into the field of fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, "Daggerspell," appearing in 1986. Since then, she has written fourteen more Deverry novels, of which "The Silver Mage" is the latest, as well as other fantasy and science fiction novels. Her Deverry novels have hit the London "Times" and the Australian bestseller lists.
"Katharine Kerr is both a good writer and a thorough Celtic scholar. Indeed, her work is beginning to invite comparisons with Katherine Kurtz's massive Deryni saga."