Kate Elliott will be releasing exclusive digital content in Dec. 2015.
NIGHT FLOWER is a digital prequel to her Young Adult debut novel, Court of Fives, and will focus on the legendary love story between Jessamy's parents.
Kiya is a Commoner who has just arrived in the bustling city of Saryenia. Esladas is a member of the Patron ruling class and determined to prove himself in the army. His plans are disrupted by the outgoing and beautiful girl who sells him fruit in the market, though, despite the fact that neither of them speaks a word of the others language. Brief conversations and stolen moments together soon become something more, but when their divided cultures clash, Kiya and Esladas must decide if their blossoming love is worth becoming outsiders for the rest of their lives.
NIGHT FLOWER will be available digitally through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via The Novl on 8 Dec. 2015.
Additionally, a new short story entitled THE BEATRICEID, will be released exclusively through The Book Smugglers. Set before the Spiritwalker trilogy, the story promises to be a "fun, feminist, subversive retelling of Virgil’s The Aeneid featuring the author’s beloved characters Cat and Beatrice,” and written entirely in iambic pentameter. The story will also feature a beautifully illustrated cover from Hugo Award winner Julie Dillon.
THE BEATRICEID will be available 22 DEC. 2015 as an e-book and a limited edition print paperback, which will include two essays and a Q&A by Kate Elliott herself. Pre-orders will be taken from 8 DEC. 2015, along with an official cover reveal.
Set in the same world as Kate Elliott's Crossroads trilogy, but the first of a new standalone epic series, BLACK WOLVES is now available.
An exiled captain returns to help the son of the king who died under his protection in this rich and multi-layered first book in an action-packed new series.
Twenty two years have passed since Kellas, once Captain of the legendary Black Wolves, lost his King and with him his honor. With the King murdered and the Black Wolves disbanded, Kellas lives as an exile far from the palace he once guarded with his life.
Until Marshal Dannarah, sister to the dead King, comes to him with a plea-rejoin the palace guard and save her nephew, King Jehosh, before he meets his father's fate.
Combining the best of Shogun and Vikings, Black Wolves is an unmissable treat for epic fantasy lovers everywhere.
Kate Elliott's Young Adult novel debut is out now!
In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.
Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
An illustrated short story set in the world of the Spiritwalker Trilogy
(artwork by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon!):
For years as she grew out of innocent childhood and into budding womanhood, Beatrice Hassi Barahal had imagined a kiss.
In a secret journal she wrote about her heartfelt longings and intimate adventures.
Unfortunately, despite her best efforts, the journal did not remain secret.
You can read it now. And you won’t be the only one who did.
Ordering information: The PDF version ($3.50) is available via Gumroad. Email me if you have any problems (check your spam/junk folder as sometimes the pdf gets routed there).
For the print version (limited copies available at $7.00 plus shipping), email me.
BONUS! You can purchase color prints of two fabulous pieces of art by Hugo-award-winning Julie Dillon
"Amazons" and "Dragon" (based on scenes from Cold Steel, Spiritwalker #3) at her INPRNT shop.
The Novels of the Jaran, the Highroad Trilogy, & The Labyrinth Gate in ebook editions!