Waiting on Wednesday: The Very Best of Kate Elliott

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Very Best of Kate Elliott
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Tachyon Publications

Strong heroines and riveting storytelling are the hallmark of groundbreaking fantasy author Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars, Crossroads). Elliott is a highly-compelling voice in genre fiction, an innovative author of historically-based narratives set in imaginary worlds. This first, retrospective collection of her short fiction is the essential guide to Elliott’s shorter works. Here her bold adventuresses, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories shine in classic, compact legends.

In “The Memory of Peace,” a girl’s powerful emotions rouse the magic of a city devastated by war. Meeting in “The Queen’s Garden,” two princesses unite to protect their kingdom from the blind ambition of their corrupted father. While “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” a chieftain’s daughter finds an unlikely ally on her path to self-determination.

Elliott’s many readers, as well as fantasy fans in search of powerful stories featuring well-drawn female characters, will revel in this unique gathering of truly memorable tales.

I know you're never supposed to judge a book by its cover . . . but look at that cover! Seriously, Elliott is one of those authors I really know I should be reading more of (Crown of Stars, Crossroads, and Jaran are all on my TBR list), and these best-of anthologies are a great way to begin. I just nabbed a digital ARC, so I'll be getting started on it soon.


  1. OOoh nice! Totally new to me but looks rather exciting! Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Be a great introductory book to the author. And yes, wicked cool cover.

  3. That cover is so pretty!! I don't read many epic fantasies but this sounds good.
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  4. I've not read anything by Elliott yet, but this sounds like a great place to start! I need more stories with strong women characters.

  5. I am more excited about her upcoming YA book Court of Fives. And I really want her new adult offering but think that is an end of year thing.

  6. I haven't read anything by Kate yet, but I've seen people talking about this book, so maybe I should put her on my TBR:-)

  7. sounds really epic, and you know how much I love me short stories!

  8. This sounds excellent! I've never read Elliott's work, nor have I ever been big on short stories, but this combination is really, really tempting! Cool pick, I might have to check it out come February. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Good choice. I've read one book by her and I'd like to read more, but I think my next read from her won't be short stories and will instead be another one of her novels.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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