Kate Elliott has been writing science fiction and fantasy for 30 years, after bursting onto the scene with Jaran. She is best known for her Crown of Stars epic fantasy series and the NYT bestselling YA fantasy Court of Fives. Elliot's particular focus is immersive world building & centering women in epic stories of adventure, amidst transformative cultural change. She lives in Hawaii, where she paddles outrigger canoes & spoils her schnauzer. You can find her online at kateelliott.com, kateelliott.substack.com, and @KateElliottSFF on Twitter.
Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best--but Elliott does it even better. --Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author Intricate and thrilling, Kate Elliott's Unconquerable Sun reframes history's most legendary conqueror in a brand new galaxy, lights the fuse, and blasts off on an edge-of-your-seat adventure perfect for fans of Arkady Martine and James S.A. Corey. --Emily Skrutskie, author of Bonds of Brass A sweeping saga of a fierce and indomitable conqueror and her companions, this is breathtaking and mindblowingly good. --Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of The Tea Master and the Detective A maelstrom of palace intrigue, interstellar back-stabbing, devious plots, treachery, blistering action, ferocious confrontations--and a heroine for the ages... Enthralling, edge-of-your-seat stuff hurtling along at warp speed. Grab! --Kirkus Reviews, starred review Rich with history, tongue-in-cheek humor, cultural references, and vibrant characters, this highly entertaining series launch will have readers clamoring for more. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Fans of Lois McMaster Bujold and N.K. Jemisin will find this a candidate for instant re-reading as soon as the last page is turned. --Booklist, starred review Praise for Kate Elliott Absorbing... There should be more SF like this. --Jo Walton on Jaran It's an absorbing book with great characters that has had a lot of thought put into the universe and which gets the details right. There should be more SF like this. --Tor.com on Jaran The concept got me shivering... the characters, the mysteries, the background history, the cultural complexity, were all so intriguing I couldn't stop reading. --Elizabeth Moon on Cold Magic