Leaving snowy Ohio for California, Katharine Kerr studied at Stanford University for a spell before dropping out to join some of the many social movements sweeping San Francisco in the 60s. She first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, writing articles for gaming magazines and authoring early quests for Dungeons and Dragons - all of which soon led her to fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, her Deverry series has hit The Times and the Australian bestseller lists, garnering fans from around the world.
Praise for Katharine Kerr and the Deverry novels:
'Kerr is an excellent writer, her stories live and breathe -
exciting, unpredictable, and engaging in equal measure.'
'A fantastic plot which turns a simple story into something far more original ... a cracking read ... engrossing' SFX
'A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot' Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy
'An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy' TELEGRAPH
'Much as I dislike comparing anything to The Lord of the Rings, I have to admit that on this occasion it's justified' INTERZONE
'Kerr is a master of her trade...She has created a world that might very well go on for ever, and this one reader sincerely hopes it does' VECTOR
'An extensive and complete world, whose endlessly fascinating details grow book by book' STARLOG